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Movie Theaters on Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. click photo for source  Want to catch the latest flick? Here's a list of theaters around Okinawa, with links to their websites...

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...

Hotel Hibiscus Movie Review

CONTRIBUTED BY MUNEERAH BEE Mieko is a feisty, determined and opinionated little girl who is on a quest to meet a Kijimuna. Although she initially dismissed...

Music Together Trumpetfish

CONTRIBUTED BY KRISTY WELLS Music Class Six months ago I found an ad on the Okinawa Yard Sales website with information regarding a new music class...

Miyawaki Shoten BookStore – 宮脇書店

CONTRIBUTED BY ERIN SCHALK Miyawaki Store Shortly after moving to Okinawa, I began to experience severe book withdrawal. My husband and I are not keen...

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...

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...

Karaoke in Okinawa: The Prince & Joy/The Box

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Karaoke Trivia: •    Karaoke (カラオケ) is a blend of Japanese kara (空) "empty," and ōkesutora (オーケストラ) "orchestra." •    Although there is some debate about who...

Porky’s Live Bar

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON Walking around Okinawa City one night, my husband and I wandered into Porky’s. We expected a 50s theme bar, and we...

A Sanshin Serenade

CONTRIBUTED BY STACI HAWLEY A year ago, I was fortunate enough to be serenaded by a lovely student, and his three-stringed instrument, the sanshin. Sanshin...

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...

Fukuhara and Teruya Music Stores

CONTRIBUTED BY CHARITY CAUDLE Let me preface this by saying my husband is a musical genius. Now I’m sure he would strongly disagree, but to...

Yoshimori – Unique Okinawa Instruments

I wanted to share this cool store down the street from my house that sells unique Okinawan instruments, such as taiko drums and sanshins....

Children’s Books

CONTRIBUTED BY KIMBERLY MITCHELL Moving with kids is always hard. Moving halfway around the world to a place that doesn't speak your language and has...

Tuttle Book Store

CONTRIBUTED BY KAHO If you have an APO address, you have this wonderful store, Amazon.com, which you can shop on-line even from the other...

TSUTAYA: CD and Movie Rental Store

CONTRIBUTED BY KAHO These are not the nicest pictures of the store, I know...  I apologize.  I had some time to take pictures of the...


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