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  • newOrion introduces canned pineapple cocktail for limited sale
    Orion Breweries, Ltd. started selling “Orion Tropical Collection Pineapple Beer Cocktail,” made using Okinawa-grown pineapples, in Okinawa and Amami areas on Tuesday. The company introduced the new drink at a press conference on Monday at JA Kaik…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Jul 17, 9:32pm -
  • newFirst Sunday of school holiday brings water accidents
    July 23rd was the first Sunday of during the summer holiday of public schools, and the hot sunny day attracted thousands to the beaches of Okinawa. Unfortunately, with crowds came mishaps. Around 1 p.m. a passerby found a man floating on his back abo…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Jul 17, 9:17pm -
  • Exhibition of origami animal works opens in Ginowan
    “Kamitterune! Okinawa no Doubutsutachi,” an exhibition of animal figures made from folded paper, opened in Ginowan Municipal Museum in Mashiki, Ginowan City on Wednesday. The exhibition consists of some 75 origami works by Satoshi Watanabe. The o…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 10:45pm -
  • Only 34% know Okinawa is birthplace of Karate
    The Okinawa Prefecture Karate Promotion Division has conducted a survey regarding Okinawa traditional Karate and martial arts, and made the results of the survey public on July 21st. The survey was the first conducted in the prefecture. Regarding the…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 10:30pm -
  • Long lines at Don Quijote Nago store opening day
    Don Quijote Co., Ltd., a major nationwide discount chain, opened its fifth branch store in Okinawa, “MEGA Don Quijote Nago Store,” in Ohkita, Nago, last Friday. The store opening day fell on the first day of public schools’ summer holiday, and…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 10:09pm -
  • Ginowan sets up panel exhibition of O-tsunahiki
    A photo panel exhibition of two O-tsunahiki in Ginowan, tug-of-war festivals in Oyama and at Okinawa International University, is running through July 28 on the first floor of Ginowan City Office. The exhibition displays photos, costumes, and the rop…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jul 17, 10:47pm -
  • ¥1.2 million Kariyushi shirt highlights top traditional techniques
    June Inc., an Okinawan company making “PAIKAJI” brand resort wear has produced an original Kariyushi shirt in collaboration with Kyoto Karacho, a long-established maker of karakami, thick Japanese traditional paper, in Kyoto since late Edo period…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jul 17, 10:04pm -
  • Co-op Okinawa deliveryman nabbed stealing lunch tickets
    A male deliveryman in his 20’s working for Co-op Okinawa Service, a subsidiary of Co-op Okinawa, who was in charge of the Co-op deliveries in Uruma City, was caught for having stolen 41 lunch tickets redeemable at local hotels between last December…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jul 17, 9:42pm -
  • Visitors to “Hacksaw Ridge” in Urasoe increase
    A spot named “Maeda Kochi” in Urasoe City is a place where a fierce battle was fought during the Battle of Okinawa. It’s also the setting for the famous American war movie “Hacksaw Ridge.” Since the release of the movie in theaters, an incr…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:31pm -
  • Sex with juvenile nets police officer dishonorable discharge
    The Okinawa Police Inspection Department has punished a police officer stationed at Itoman City Police Station with a dishonorable discharge for having sex with an underage girl. The department decided to dismiss 26-year-old police officer Rikito Shi…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:14pm -

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