Some of you may be new to the island, while others may just seem to forget. But, despite signs and previous stories written by Stripes, I continue to see Y-number license plate cars pulled over for driving in Okinawa’s bus lanes.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Samuel Velasco, a water purification specialist with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing inspects a light-weight water purification system during a water purification training event at U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2021.
Although Torii Station may not stand out when comes to its size and the number of servicemembers it hosts, the small Army base is home to a beachside recreational area that will leave a big smile on your face: Torii Beach.
Sgt. John James, a motor vehicle operator with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), poses for a photo with Tokiko Ahuso and her daughter Hirono Ikehara after being awarded the Navy Achievement Medal at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Dec 23, 2020.
You may not believe this, but I once saw a habu beat a mongoose in a cross-species duel when I was a kid. Back then, the death match between the venomous snake found on Okinawa and surrounding islands and the predator from India, was a famous attraction at Gyokusendo Park, now known as Okinawa World.
When you think of comfort food, what comes to mind? For some people it might be fried chicken or pizza. There is a great variety of things people might say, but when it comes to Japanese comfort food, many might think of different fried teats like karaage or katsu.