Okinawa

As Japan’s largest holiday approaches, one island in Okinawa bans guests from local restaurants

Sadly for certain tourist hotspots, stricter measures must be enacted to protect their residents.

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Okinawan man arrested for buying cigarettes with currency of the dead

Poor exchange rate with the metaphysical plane was not enough to cover his pack of smokes.

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Outrage sparks as investigation on burned Shuri Castle is closed with no conclusive results

Many can only speculate as to what happened to Okinawa’s beloved castle.

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We visit the “Island of the Great Gods” in Okinawa, soak in spectacularly stunning scenery

Our reporter leaves convinced that Ogami Island is the hidden home of countless gods. 

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U.S. Marine Corps posts sympathetic message over burned Shuri Castle, Twitter debate ensues

Did this one particular response cross a line?

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Crowdfunding campaign opens to rebuild fire-ravaged Shuri Castle, raises over 290 million yen

Governor of Okinawa gives hoped-for target date for repair of symbol of Okinawa.

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“We will, absolutely, rebuild Shuri Castle” Okinawa governor promises after devastating fire

Castle’s main hall, two other buildings completely consumed by flames.

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Fire at Shuri Castle destroys sacred shrines at World Heritage Site in Okinawa

Blaze broke out during castle festival period. 

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Okinawa soul food: We try the most epic pork and egg onigiri rice balls in Japan

A fistful of a feast, these rare treats are more like burgers than rice balls.

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Okinawa Monorail employs hassle-free remote-controlled incline for improved disabled access

Futuristic and incredibly cool. One glaring problem, however, prevents it from being widely used.

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All Japanese customers banned from restaurant…in Japan?!?

Ramen chef has had it with rude customers from his own country, so he’s cast them out of his noodle paradise.

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Major retailer in Japan announces it will be “cumming soon”

TMI, Aeon…TMI.

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“Women, go back to the kitchen” command misogynistic election banners seen in Okinawa

Female candidate and male opponent denounce classless political message.

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Coca-Cola Japan brings out a new design bottle exclusive to Okinawa

Famous sightseeing spots come together for a very special souvenir. 

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Happy New Year! Japan ranks top spots to view the first sunrise of 2019

Japan decides which spots are the best places to catch the final dawn of the Heisei Era.

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This obviously Photoshopped photo from Japan totally isn’t Photoshopped【Video】

Who needs the magic of photo editing when you’ve got the power of taido?

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We’ve fallen in love with this quirky but yummy Okinawan rice “soul drink”

Why bother eating rice when you can have it as a thick and scrumptious beverage instead?

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Japan-stationed U.S. fighter plane crashes in Okinawa

Japan Air Self-Defense Force rescues pilot from sea.

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Okinawa’s captivating city halls will make you wonder what floor the final boss is lurking at

This Twitter thread makes a great showcase of government halls you could grind EXP inside, instead of just grinding your teeth.

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Our Japanese reporter heads to Okinawa and a U.S. military casino to try and win it big

Steak, dollars and men with guns (somewhere probably); we have a Las Vegas-lite experience at a U.S. military casino in Okinawa.

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