This s very sad news. For reasons still unknown, Shuri Castle (首里城), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was destroyed in a fire Thursday morning. Fortunately, no one was injured but the buildings and the artefacts they contained were reduced to ashes...
Not every sunset in Okinawa is perfect, sometimes you can't even see them such as on rainy days and with hazy skies.
Nonetheless, they are always unique, especially from where you happen to be when it occurs. It's even better when you spend those final moments with someone else too.
A picture of neatly placed Coca-Cola cans next to a shisa, taken a day prior to the release of Okinawa's release of the Slim bottle.
This may be odd to most in Mainland, but the 47th prefecture is often overlooked and it was a great day to finally have some corporate representation equal to others.
Does anyone buy Japanese things online?
If so, do you have a favorite store?
Preferred Japanese type of product?
Anything annoying about buying from Japan-based online stores?
I have an online Japanese store based in Okinawa: Home Page ~ Kenko Leaf Shop
I am trying to improve it. This is...
I am running a Japanese goods website, specifically Okinawan goods only. Anything made with Okinawan ingredients or design is sold on my website. Every month new products are added and makeup/scarves/accessories are next up.
I am looking for bloggers about Japan or people who just love Japanese...
Okinawa: The History of an Island People is the definitive book available in English on the history of Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands, and an influential scholarly work in the field of Japanese studies. The histories of Japan, Okinawa, and the entire Pacific region are crucially intertwined...
hello my name is Cecily Davis I’m looking for a sister that was born in Japan in the early 80’s possibly January 1. Her mother name is mayumi toyozato our dad name is George Davis they met while he was stationed there in the service please help!
More like historical news, but absolutely fascinating:
Ancient Roman coins found in an old Japanese castle - CNN.com
Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa
Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa | The Japan Times
米軍犯罪パトロールに気象台や労働局職員も… 「本業どうなる」と悲鳴 （沖縄タイムス） - Yahoo!ニュース
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In reaction to the ex-Marine murder/rape in Okinawa earlier this year some government entity in Okinawa has decided to institute special patrols to prevent crimes by American military...
I tried doing a search for any post on this topic but nothing came up.:(
I'm a 28 year old Australian and have been offered a JET stint in both Fukuyama and Okinawa. I've to make a decision really soon and am hoping I could get some advice here.
Anyone currently living in Fukuyama...
Composed of a chain of some sixty islands generally referred to as the Ryukyu Islands (琉球諸島 Ryūkyū-shotō), Okinawa is located south of Kyūshū and surrounded by the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The islands are subdivided into the Okinawa, Miyako, Yaeyama, and Senkaku groups. Okinawa, the...