• December 21, 2015


    CONTRIBUTED BY INORI HAYASHI “To have faith is to believe in something you cannot see,” said my father who is also a pastor at a church during a Christmas conference 10 years ago. It did not sink…
  • International Marriage | Okinawa Hai!
    November 16, 2015

    On International Marriage

    CONTRIBUTED BY INORI HAYASHI Before I married my husband, my father said, “It is already a miracle when two people from different families live under one roof. Can you imagine how difficult it will be…
  • October 19, 2015

    On The Borders

    CONTRIBUTED BY INORI HAYASHI “Would you like this for here or to-go?” the Japanese cashier at Taco Bell asked me with a smile. It was just another regular lunch time in Okinawa. Many people use…
  • Ichigo Ichie | Okinawa Hai
    September 21, 2015

    Ichigo Ichie

    CONTRIBUTED BY INORI HAYASHI Editor’s Note: Okinawa Hai has partnered with Inori Hayashi, to provide a new monthly series written in a local voice. Our hope is to address some of the issues…
  • Yuima-ru
    August 17, 2015

    Yuima-ru: The Circle

    Editor's Note: Okinawa Hai is excited to introduce a new monthly column that we hope will provide our readers with a uniquely Japanese perspective on some of the issues that we all encounter while…
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