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The Food of Ie Island If you would like to visit any of the restaurants mentioned here please click here for more info. During my brief stay on Ie island, I picked up quite a few new Japanese words. But I found myself frequently using one word in particular:“Oishi,” which means...
The Journey to Beautiful Ie Island Have you been looking for a relaxing family getaway from the hustle and bustle of Okinawa? Well, I have the perfect place for you: Ie or Iejima Island! With two relaxing beaches, plenty of water activities, historical landmarks and a mountain to explore, there is something for everyone...
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Now that you’ve fallen in love with Okinawa (and what’s not to love?) you’ve been singing its praises to anyone who will listen. It turns out everybody got the message, the Instagram pics, and the Facebook posts. Having done so, it’s no surprise that they’re eager to come for...
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Okinawa is a vibrant collection of Japanese islands and there’s plenty to do here whatever your interests. For lovers of the outdoors, Okinawa has countless beaches, as well as the chance to swim with a huge variety of marine wildlife from giant turtles to manta rays. More intrepid visitors might be drawn to the fascinating Iriomote forest,...
A Schedule of the Events to occur in Okinawa for the month of March 2019 sponsored by SimplrFlex SimplrFlex is teaming with Okinawa Hai to connect Experts, like you, with small businesses who need assistance with their customer service. When one of their customers asks a question, you answer it on their behalf and get...
Early Guide To The 2020 Olympics In Tokyo As we transition into 2019 it suddenly feels like the Tokyo Olympics will be here before we know it. Set to occur during the summer of 2020, the event will bring the world’s biggest sporting event back to Asia for the first time since 2008, when Beijing hosted, and it’s sure to...
How to Save Money While Staying in St. Barts You’ve decided to spend some time in St. Barts and while you’re happy to pay a little extra for top-notch accommodation, the rest of your st. barts honeymoon or vacation needs to be as cheap as possible. However, you don’t want to miss out on...
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Okinawa Americana Christmas Show http://okinawaamericana.com/ GO FUND ME INFO BELOW Please join us for our most important event of the year! Okinawa Americana and friends will be hosting a party and performing for the Ishimine Orphanage kids and staff onsite this Christmas Day, December 25, 2018! We will have a party for at least 85 children ages 5-18 and staff for a total of...
Flying Drones in Japan – What You Need to Know Drones have become extremely popular in recent years and it isn’t hard to see why. Offering a bird’s eye view of unique landscapes, these high-tech drones are easy and enjoyable to fly. However, if you’re planning on flying them in Japan, there’re a few things you’ll need to know. Please...
We are launching our Hai Club which is a membership club for our readers to enjoy special offers from the best shops in Okinawa. Hai Club is open for anyone living or visiting Okinawa to join and you will immediately receive offers that you can use at our Member shops (Hai Places). Offers We are adding Hai Places to our list...
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Okinawa cell phones
  **Update 7/6/18** **Communication with your family and friends while on Okinawa is a very important topic. Most of the major Okinawa cell phone companies ( AU, Soft-Bank, Docomo) are have offices on base now and they are standing by to offer you 2 year contract plans. This is not so bad lately since Iphones can now be unlocked, but many...
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    CONTRIBUTED BY KIMBERLY KADIASANG Video Update by QBNTO1 Southern Hill Sports World The is an amazing place for families to have a fun day out.  Okinawa Sports Complex has various activities such as: Ice skating Bowling Batting Cages Video Arcade Pool Hall Kitakeisan The prices vary with the different activity you choose to do.  The great thing is that if your family chooses to go ice skating first...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_OMnPJFRnI&w=560&h=315] I remember the day pretty vividly, we had just moved to Okinawa and my husband and I were headed to an appointment at Naval Hospital. We were motioned to pull over to the side of the street and all of a sudden a very loud aircraft started to land in the baseball field. I looked up and asked...
No matter where or how far, a piece of Okinawa can still reach your door. shop.kenkoleaf.com Kenko means ‘health’ in Japanese and is one of the reasons Kenko Leaf was started. Okinawa is an island full of beauty and tradition going back centuries. It is still known to some as the ‘island of longevity’ as many Okinawans live to and past...
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Contributed by Meredith Barber and Azalia Ditore Pizzeria on the seawall Back in April, I was walking on the seawall in American Village when I saw a new restaurant was opening soon named Pizzeria Bar Ariccia. I was very excited to learn it was a brick oven pizzeria. Since then I have dined there 5 times and have enjoyed every visit....
master tan
Need a tan? Try Master Tan If you are looking for a way to keep your tan going during the winter, or fill the space between beach trips, Master Sun is a great option. Facility Master Sun has over 12 different machines to suit your tanning style. Whether you prefer stand up or face only, Master Sun has you covered. They also...
Rakugo is a traditional Japanese comical story show ending with an OCHI, a punch line. It is performed by a single storyteller, a HANASHIKA who sits on a cushion on the stage. They perform different roles by facing different directions and deliver stories which use a DAJARE, a play on words. This will be performed in English at Rycom...
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CONTRIBUTED BY AMANDA NEMETH   Out on the hunt one night, we came upon Bovino’s, which recently opened in October (2010). Driving up we noticed the bright yellow billboard enticing us in. Once we realized it was a Brazilian BBQ, we became excited, as we have eaten at a few back in the states. Brazilian dishes vary throughout the world as...
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April 1st – 8th Southeast Botanical Garden – Okinawa Bougainvillea Fair 2018 Visit the beautiful Southeast Botanical Garden during these dates (event times vary throughout the month so please visit www.southeast-botanical.jp/events/detail.php?id=30 to see the schedules) to see beautiful bougainvillea displays throughout the park. There will also be special nighttime light-up events on some of the dates! Admission is 1500 yen...
It's tax season! If you still need help getting the most out of your tax return please see our affiliates Unilife Services. They have 20 years expertise in dealing with servicemembers overseas and can help take the guesswork out of your tax filing. 2018 March Events Calendar March 1st – 17th Okinawa Children’s World Zoo & Museum, Okinawa City – Hana Matsuri...
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ANA Intercontinental Manza
Our February 2018 events calendar is sponsored by ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort. It's their 35th anniversary and they are offering a family friendly Semi submarine ride for free with the purchase of a lunch buffet at Aqua Belle.     Get A Free Ride on the Semi Submarine /**/ February 1st-end of February Renaissance Okinawa Resort – Renaissance Okinawa Resort Illumination Visit Renaissance Okinawa Resort...
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ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort From the private drive where a guard greats with a welcoming wave, to the Okinawa local language greeting, my experience at the ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort was the perfect staycation. The level of comfort and service exceeded my former hotel stays here even with a  globally competitive service industry in Okinawa.  The highly salty...
January 2018 Events Calendar contribute by Keri C January 1st – New Year’s Day Shopping malls/stores across Japan – Fukubukuro Shopping Celebrate the new year by experiencing Japan’s version of Black Friday! On New Year’s Day across Japan you’ll find stores selling “fukubukuro” (a.k.a. Lucky Bags), bags stuffed full of special merchandise from that store/café/restaurant and priced at a flat fee. Traditionally the...
Starbucks is at it again and this time with their Matcha White collection. They will offer a cold frappuccino and latte if you prefer a warm version of this green tea inspired drink. That's right, green tea. If you're not familiar with matcha, it's green tea leaves which are harvested slightly differnt from their bag bound counterparts and ground...
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Our December Events Calendar is sponsored by Master Tan Chatan. Please check them out for all of your tanning needs . December 1st – end of February Renaissance Okinawa Resort – Renaissance Okinawa Resort Illumination Visit Renaissance Okinawa Resort in the months of November through February for free festive lights displays for Christmas and New Year. It should be a small but...