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Phone Numbers – 2014 Updates, PLUS How To Make Calls From...

CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. click photo for image source Early in 2014, a few of the bases on Okinawa changed their telephone policies, preventing people direct...

Learning Japanese Online

CONTRIBUTED BY COURTNEY FRY What’s that? You want to learn some Japanese but don’t have an iPhone, or want something more in-depth than the apps?...

Learning Japanese With Apps

CONTRIBUTED BY COURTNEY FRY Admittedly, I am a linguaphile -- I choose to study other languages for fun. In fact, learning Japanese was one of...

Stephanie’s Boutique

CONTRIBUTED BY DANNY WILSON Hello Okinawa Hai friends! I just wanted to take a minute to tell you all about this cool little place my wife found. So there...

Newlywed PCS, Part 5: Exhaustion and Awe

For those of you planning a move to Okinawa soon, we hope Marie's descriptions of the process of their travel and first months of...

Cell Phones on Okinawa, Part 2

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE Technology moves fast.  Lightning fast.  So quickly that the iPhone 4s that my husband and I got when we PCS'd back...

Phone Calls – DSN Numbers

CONTRIBUTED BY MEGAN H. Sooner or later, while living here on Okinawa, you will have to make phone calls into the DSN system.   Basically,...

Party In The USA: Okinawa Version

I received a fun email from Brenda last week about a video her son directed and edited and had uploaded to YouTube.  In the...

Verizon Phone Service on Kadena

CONTRIBUTED BY KANDY In a community, confusion and frustration is common during times of change.  A positive outcome of these feelings is unity in finding...

Keeping Kids Connected with Long-Distance Relatives

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE When my family and I moved to Okinawa last summer, our families had warned us ahead of time: We’re not going...

Computer Repairs on Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY KANDY My parents flew into Okinawa from Seattle a couple of days ago and since, we've been meeting and greeting relatives.  One...

Emergency in Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY KANDY Emergencies are inevitable and usually unexpected. (Like we'd actually plan them, right?)  Add in the foreign country or newbie factor, and emergencies...

Plugged in: TV, Phone and Internet

CONTRIBUTED BY KANDY For so many of us here on Okinawa, keeping up with the latest episodes of some must-see-TV helps to ease the twang...

Surfin’ For Food: Restaurant Links and Such

CONTRIBUTED BY KELLYERACE Below are some websites to surf to help you research your first post lock-down celebratory dinner, or just to help you kill...

What Cell Phone Works Magic For You? Part 1

Here's a puzzle I'm sure you all have pieces to: Jenn needs the team to huddle up for a moment and talk cell phones. So,...

Okinawa Phones Home

CONTRIBUTED BY MEREDITH NOVARIO We started out with Skype and we loved Skype and we got all of our friends and family on board, bought...


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