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  • Top Reasons to Go to Okinawa

    Local flavors: Okinawa's food, music, art, and local spirit combine powerful influences from all over Asia with funky, homegrown flavors. Tragic... Read more

  • Okinawa's World War II Sights

    The Battle of Okinawa is one of the most tragic events in modern history. Caught between two warring nations, the people of Okinawa were killed by a... Read more

  • On the Menu

    Okinawa's famously long-lived and hearty population has made the "Okinawa Diet" a buzzword among Slow-Food enthusiasts and others interested in... Read more

  • Legend of the Shisa

    Shisa, the lionlike talismans protecting doorways and adorning rooftops throughout the islands, have quite a history. It's said that during the... Read more

  • Who's Who

    Encoded into islander speech are delineations for who comes from where. Ethnic Ryukyu are shimanchu—written with the Chinese-Japanese ideographs to... Read more

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