docomo Chatan

DoCoMo Chatan LogoNTT docomo has many shops all over Okinawa and you can often find English speakers in locations around the center of the island and close to bases. The one we recommend is located on Highway 58 opposite Camp Foster. They've just renewed their website and now feature the latest phones and special offers online so you can check out what they offer before you visit. Links below…

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Back to School… Adult Education in Okinawa

Adult Education in Okinawa ArticleIf you’re finding yourself with some time on your hands in Okinawa having done all the tourist attractions, why not spend some time exercising your brain with some adult education.

Just because you’re in Okinawa it doesn’t mean your options are limited.

We’ve rounded up the main state side universities that offer courses in Okinawa as well as some specialized IT training options and choices for distance learning that you can study no matter where you are in the world.

No more excuses! Start learning today!

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Maxx’s Live House

Maxx's Live House LogoMaxx's Live House is the best place to enjoy live music in Okinawa. With regular events featuring an array of amateur and profession artists it's gaining a great reputation within Okinawa to enjoy live music. Every Friday there's an open stage jam night and the venue is available to rent for events. Situated on the 1st floor below Nashville opposite Camp Foster.

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April & May Magazine Out Now!

Total Okinawa April Magazine CoverThe latest issue of the magazine is available to read online now. This issue featuring:

– Grand Blue

– Dive Report

– Eat Fresh!

– Total You

– Travel Update

Want to pick up a copy? It's available in the Kadena USO & AMC Terminal as well as many off base restaurants and local businesses. Click HERE to read online.

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The Scarpetters

Sunny with a definite chance of meatballs!
The Scarpetters Restaurant InteriorWe love new eating experiences and products in Okinawa – you can only have so much ramen, so we were pleased to see a meatball restaurant right next to the seawall. The restaurant actually incorporates a second location for Cactus Eatrip bagels which we’ve reviewed before, as well as a rotisserie chicken business and Scarpetters meatballs.  Depending what you’re craving you can get your fix of three different foods in one location! 

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Japanese Classes at YML

YML Japanese Class

If you're looking to begin studying Japanese or improve then check out the attachment above for classes at YML in Chatan close to Araha beach.

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The Big One! Curry Challenge!

A-Danny Curry ChallengeWe spotted this challenge to eat 3.8kg of curry at A-Danny Indian restaurant in Chatan. We weren't brave enough to try ourselves but if you are let us know on our Facebook page how you got on! You can get a free meal (or should that be meals) AND 10,000 yen!

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Okinawa School Roundup

Sunset Photo Collage5 schools in Okinawa that make the grade

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Total You – Back to School

Arrows hitting targetAre you an adult getting ready to go back to school? Whether it's managing classes, organizing your schedule, or breaking the habit of procrastination, going back to school can be stressful for adult students. These seven tips can make it easier and hopefully provide some encouragement and motivation for your journey. 

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KOS Hairdressing

10 Percent Discount

KOS Hairdressing SignIf you're looking for an international standard hair salon in Okinawa for either men or women then it can be difficult to find. There are probably hundreds of hair salons for women with varying degrees of English. Then there are the cuts for men which range from local barbers for a quick buzz cut with no English required. I've personally put off getting a decent cut and some color to hide the grey because I couldn't find a men's salon with decent English and therefore a consultation on the best cut and color to have. A common complaint among female friends has been that even if they find a salon with good English and staff it takes hours because of the Japanese practice of working on several people at the same time.

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Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago at 7:57 pm.

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