Okinawa

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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Enjoy the weird signs of Okinawa’s Maehara district, it’s like a city decorated in dad jokes

Swing by this lovely town and enjoy “five times bonus points” as promised by one of their signs.

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U.S. Marine hit by car rescuing Japanese driver from traffic accident in Okinawa, fractures skull

Local media makes no mention of father-of-three’s sacrifice, triggers angry, embarrassed reactions from Japanese nationals.

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Japanese sign uses the power of spirits to strike fear into passers-by and stop them from littering

Forget putting the fear of God into someone; this graveside sign calls on spirits to ensure people mind their manners.

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Okinawan in hot water after charging Chinese tourists 10 times more for beach parasol set rental

A cheap trick to make extra cash, or a man pushed to breaking point?

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