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5 Ways to Discover Traditional Okinawa Culture

Sample unique music, food and martial arts in Japan’s southernmost prefecture

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: Goya Chanpuru

Beat the heat like an Okinawan with this bitter melon recipe.

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GaijinPot on Location: ‘The Karate Kid’ and ‘Cobra Kai’ in Okinawa

Okinawa is a big part of the Karate Kid franchise, but where are the real-life locations that inspired it?

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Extend your summer at Okinawa’s Kerama Islands

Summer isn't over until the last benimo is eaten.

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Weird Superstitions from Okinawa

With a unique history, subtropical climate, and the beautiful surrounding ocean, Okinawa is must see part of Japan. Learn more about the weird and wonderful superstitions that contribute to their unique culture.

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Okinawa Antenna Shop

Sprinkled throughout Tokyo but mainly located near the Marunouchi area, antenna shops are themed-stores that sell specialties from all around Japan. The Ginza Washita Shop is Tokyo's Okinawa antenna shop and offers a huge variety of Okinawan goods, from beauty products to CDs to, of course, beer.

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