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Okinawa’s Himeyuri Peace Museum a snapshot into WWII history

The museum tells the story of the Himeyuri Gakutotai which were among the 500 girls that served as assistant nurses to the Imperial Japanese Army during the 1945 Battle of Okinawa.

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VIDEO: Island-hopping great way to see Okinawa’s beauty

Explore the beauty of Okinawa through fun and exciting island-hopping!

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Fun in Okinawa: Safety first when enjoying water activities

Mermaid Grotto in Onna Village is a popular diving spot known for beautiful sights. But, as beautiful and serene as the area may be, the water can quickly become dangerous.

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​​​​​​​Embracing, appreciating Japanese tea ceremony in Okinawa City

Whether sweet or not, hot or cold, there are no bounds to how you drink green tea. However, despite its mainstream popularity, matcha tea still holds a special place in Japanese culture and the traditional tea ceremony.

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Potty Talk: 16 things in Japanese restrooms that baffle foreigners

Many foreigners who visit Japan are confused, intrigued and sometimes baffled by Japanese culture and some of the aspects of life that are unique to Japan.

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Be respectful around Okinawa's sacred big tombs

For those who are new to the island, traditional Okinawan tombs may look very intriguing. But the spiritual importance these large structures have to Okinawans should be respected.

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VIDEO: Fun trip to Okinawa's beautiful Ishigaki Island

Welcome to virtual vacation video series where we can explore destinations from the comfort of our homes. Join us as we take a short virtual journey to Ishigaki Island.

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Okinawa's wonderful waters great place to snorkel

If you are on the island of Okinawa, you have the opportunity to see world-class reefs in crystal clear water.

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Speakin' Japanese: Spelunking sayings

There are many caves on Okinawa that you can explore.

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Fun on Okinawa: Okuma Beach Fest returns April 20-21

In Okinawa, the temperatures in April can get so hot you might think it’s already summer. Head to Okuma Beach to celebrate the return of the summer heat at its annual festival featuring live music, fun activities and more.

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PUG-TASTIC CAFÉ ADVENTURE: Fall in love with furry residents of pugs-only café in Okinawa

I love pugs. They are my favorite loaves of snoring, drooling, and heavy shedding fur animals.

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VIDEO: Exploring Okinawa: A fun trip to uninhabited Ukabi Island

Go on an island adventure to Ukabijima near Okinawa’s Chinen Peninsula.

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VIDEO: Okinawa's spectacular bullfights a sight to behold

Bullfights on Okinawa are a huge spectacle that draw huge crowds of people cheering on their favorite bulls.

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