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  1. thomas

    Travel News Shuri Castle in Okinawa destroyed in blaze

    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...
  2. Okinawa Sunset

    Okinawa Sunset

    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.
  3. Coca-Cola & Shisa

    Coca-Cola & Shisa

    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.
  4. C

    Question Have a Favorite Online Japanese Store?

    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...
  5. C

    Looking for Bloggers or Japanese Stuff Lovers!

    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...
  6. Okinawa: The History of an Island People

    History Okinawa: The History of an Island People

    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...
  7. C

    Looking for my sister in Okinawa

    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!
  8. thomas

    News Ancient Roman coins found in Japanese castle

    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
  9. Mike Cash

    News Okinawa: Pointless Profiling Patrol

    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 沖縄でパトロール隊が始動 米軍属事件受け政府 | 沖縄タイムス+プラス ニュース | 沖縄タイムス+プラス 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...
  10. J

    Advice on cost of living in Fukuyama and/or Okinawa

    Hi folks 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...
  11. Davey

    Okinawan music

    Any recommendations for Okinawan songs?
  12. Okinawa Travel Guide

    Travel Okinawa Travel Guide

    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...