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New sea vegetable a local hit

 Every town or city has a weired food that the locals love to eat, in Okinawa, its Umibudo a type of sea vegetable also known as sea-grapes or green caviar. 

2nd OKINAWA INTERNATIONAL MOVIE FESTIVAL

 2nd OKINAWA INTERNATIONAL MOVIE FESTIVAL

Comedy encapsulates the essence of human life and has the power to liberate our minds from the anxieties and stresses that are so prevalent in our society.

Trinity Irish Dancers

 Trinity Irish Dancers will be in Okinawa

 Irish dancers Okinawa japan

Ryukyu Shinpo will sponsor the Trinity Irish Dance in Okinawa

This dance group is consisted of about 20 female dancers

They have won the World Dance title 18 times

Date: January 14th Wednesday

Time: Open at 6:30pm and start at 7:00pm

Ryukyu Kaiensai Fireworks

 Ryukyu Kaiensai Fireworks

 Okinawa's the only place in Japan where you can enjoy fireworks on the beach in the middle of April.
 There will be over 10,000 colorful and exciting fireworks that will brighten the night sky over the ocean, presented by the latest computer technology and set to a selection of great music.

okinawa fireworks fun festival

Date: April 10th on Saturday

New Ice Cream Shop open in Makishi Market

 I scream, you scream, we all scream for a frozen fruit product on a cone, otherwise known as ice cream.

Ah yes, ice cream.

Tsunami Warning - Okinawa

 Japan Meterological Agency has issued a warning of a 3 meters tsunami (about 10 ft) or higher along its northern Pacific Coast following the devastating earthquake in Chile.

More than 300 people have been killed after a huge earthquake struck the Chilean coast.

Tsunami warning in Hawaii was lifted earlier.

 

**Evacuate from the seashore immediately to the safe places near the above coasts.
Tsunami attentions are in effect at some of the other coasts now.

 

Earthquake Information in Okinawa

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit off Japan's southern coast early Saturday at 5:31am.
Shaking Okinawa and nearby islands like Miyako Island, Yaeyama Islands where a tsunami warning was briefly issued

Magnitude 6.9
Latitude 26.3N
Longitude 128.2E

The Japan Meteorological Agency later lifted the warning within two hours after observing only a small swelling of tide.
 

 

For more information please go to Japan Meteorological Agency

The Earliest Cherry Blossoms in Japan

 “The earliest cherry blossoms in Japan!”…with this catch phrase, “The 32nd Mt. Motobu Yaedake Cherry Blossom Festival” started in Motobu Town today.  The festival is held until February 7, 2010.

On the road to the peak of Mt Yeadake, cherry blossom showed strong signs of blossoming, causing many visitors to get their cameras out. 

In most arreas, only 10-20 percent of the cherry blossoms are in bloom, but in some places you can find 70 percent of the cherry blossoms in bloom. 

First Jerk Chicken Restaurant in Okinawa - OTO-NARI

 Ah chicken. Who doesn’t love the tasty little peckers?

Well we didn’t think it was possible but they have managed to make chicken EVEN BETTER.
I’m talking of course about the first Jerked Chicken restaurant in Okinawa. The restaurant “OTO-NARI” opened on the Okiei Street in Naha on Dec 7 and is the first restaurant in Okinawa to sell jerked chicken since…ever.

SHURIJO CASTLE PARK NEW YEAR’S 2010(PART III)

I went to Shurijo Castle Park to see its New Year’s Celebration on January 2.

In the afternoon, traditional Ryukyuan dances were held at Keizuza and Yomotsuza (Shicha-nu-Una).  

 

Ryukyu Performing Arts Cerebration

Shurijo Castle Park New Year’s 2010(Part II)

10:50 to 11:00 Part 2 “Chounuunufe”

This ritual is for people to vow their royalty to the King as well as the longevity of the King and the prosperity of the Ryukyu Kingdom. The attendants are the same as those in Part 1.  
 

Appearance of Sanshikan or Council of Three The highest-ranking aristocracy. The actual administrative superintendent of Ryukyu royal government.  

Shurijo Castle Park New Year’s 2010 (Part I)

I went to Shurijo Castle Park to see the New Year’s Celebration on January 2.

This traditional “New Year’s Ceremony” was originally held early in the morning of New Year’s Day in the Ryukyu Dynasty.  The Ryukyu King, royal princes, aji local chieftains, sanshikan three ministers, the other royal government officials attended this solemn Chinese-style ritual conducted in Chinese language.   

Whale Lovers Attention!!

Whale Watching season has come in Okinawa!
Whales are amazing creatures. Massive (though not self conscious about their weight), they swim through the Ocean as the giants of the sea. If you have never seen a whale in real life before, you are missing out on something big.

Okinawa Real-estate - Dream House or Business Opportunity?

If you are looking for your vacation dream home or new business opportunity on a tropical island, Ushiro Real Estate on Ishigaki Island can help you find one!

This beautiful property is located in Ibaruma, in northern part of Ishigaki Island.

Hoping It Will Be Sunny - Resort Wedding

 “Hoping It Will Be Sunny!” – Wedding at Okuma Felicia Church

“… because tomorrow is a very important day when I turn a new page in my life.”  God never failed to hear the bride Chello’s wish. The week had many rainy or cloudy days, but fortunately on her wedding day, November 19, it cleared up.  After all God will never betray those who have a clear conscience.  

okuma resort, okinawa

North Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Northern Okinawa Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Ryukyu Mura where you can experience living history, and many more exciting places. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Nakijin-jo Castle World Heritage Bus Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Cape Manza, Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Nakijin-jo Castle, Nago Pineapple Park. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Marine Walk from Nago (Departs at 9:00 am)
Enjoy walking underwater through Okinawa's clear ocean by simply putting on a special helmet which draws air from the surface, you can breathe normally even while underwater and explore Okinawa's beautiful coral reefs.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Jet Skiing, Banana Boat & Super Mable Tour
Enjoy all 3 of these thrilling marine sports out on the open water. 
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Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Atoll Emerald Miyakojima
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Miyakojima Tokyu Resort 
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Breeze Bay Marina 
 Miyako Is. 5 star hotel Shigira Bayside Suite ALLAMANDA

 

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