• November 21, 2014

    Book Review: Above the East China Sea by Sarah Bird

    Editor's Note: A copy of this book was provided to the Okinawa Hai staff by the publisher, but this review was written by our former OkiHai local manager who purchased her own copy and provided this…
  • July 9, 2014

    Still Having Fun: Book Review

    CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE Editor’s Note: Author Candace George Thompson provided a complimentary copy of this book to Heather so that she could take a look inside and share her thoughts with…
  • June 18, 2014

    Book Review: Soldiering On – Finding My Homes

    CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE Editor’s Note: Author Christine Kriha Kastner provided a complimentary copy of this memoir to Heather so that she could take a look inside and share her thoughts with…
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    April 23, 2014

    Book Review: Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands

    CONTRIBUTED BY MARIE LEWIS Editor's Note: Local author Robert Walker provided a complimentary copy of his book to Marie so that she could take a look inside and share the highlights with our readers.…
  • April 28, 2011

    Book Review: The Roads to Sata by Alan Booth

    Editor's Note: Affiliate links embedded The Roads to Sata: A 2000-Mile Walk Through Japan by Alan Booth  304 pages Fiction CONTRIBUTED BY MEGAN PARKER The Roads to Sata chronicles the 2,000-mile…
  • April 8, 2011

    Okinawa Books II

    CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Hello! Welcome to my book club! Sit down and have some coffee cake! (I’ve never been to a real book club meeting. Can you tell?) I know you all love to read; otherwise…
  • March 13, 2011

    Japanese Food Books

    CONTRIBUTED BY LEAH MAGID At the ripe old age of 40, I finally started carrying a purse.  My previous reasoning for just jamming a wallet in my pocket (causing a need to carefully plan clothing assembly…
  • June 25, 2010

    Japanese Children’s Books, Part 2

    As promised, here is the second installment of Shannan's favorite kid's books related to Japan, Okinawa and its cultures.  If you missed the first, it's HERE.  Take it away, Shannan... CONTRIBUTED…
  • June 18, 2010

    Japanese Children’s Books, Part 1

    CONTRIBUTED BY SHANNAN LEWELLEN “The more you read, the more things you will know.  The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~Dr. Seuss Our home is filled with books.  Books about bugs…
  • April 16, 2009

    Carmen Works to Draw our Island Experience

    CONTRIBUTED BY JOELLE YAMADA She’s a nurse.  A brilliant job choice for a military spouse.  A career where jobs are available everywhere, right?  Well... everywhere except Okinawa. Carmen explained…
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