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Okinawa’s Illumination Season is Set to Brighten your Holiday Mood

Kanucha Resort

Light up your evening Okinawa Style! by Yuka Arata

As we enter the final weeks of the Year 2018, the Christmas atmosphere here on Okinawa will brighten up a little bit more with an island wide showcase of illumination displays. From resorts to sightseeing spots, mil-

lions of LED lights will fire up the evening sky as we head towards to new year. The Kanucha Resort Okinawa in Nago City will hold their annual Stardust Fantasia illumination display ➥

Itoman Agricultural Park

every day from now through February 14th, 2019 (Nov. ~ Dec. 18:00~23:00, Jan. ~ Feb. 19:00~23:00). This is certainly a spectacle to see as their illumination decorations will cover the entire resort premises. An entry fee is required to see the display; ¥1,000 in advance and ¥1,500 at the door per person. Children under the elementary school age can enter for free with a guardian. Price includes a bus ride throughout the large resort. For visitation during the period of 12/22~12/25 an extra ¥1,000 will be


The Tonan Night Decoration at added to the aforementioned prices. Hotel guests, including those who the Southeast Botanical Gardens in come for dinner, can tour the area at Okinawa City will run from now no added charge. through March 31st, daily from 17:00 to 22:00. Cost is ¥1,800 for Kariyushi Dream Fantasy at the adults, ¥1,000 for high school stuKariyushi Ocean Spa in Onna Village will feature more than 1.4 mil- dents, ¥500 for kids from 6 to 12 and lion LED lights from sunset to free for children under the age of 6. midnight. Their Aqua Illusion Show An extra ¥200 for adults will be occurs twice a day at 19:30 and added during the period of Decem20:30, and their Dream Fantasy Live ber 22-25. Show will also feature twice a day at 19:00 and 20:00. Entry is free. The Itoman Peaceful Illumination will be held at the Itoman Agri-

certainly: 確実に、必ず spectacle: 壮観、光景 premise: 施設、建物 guardian: 保護者、後見人

elegance: 優雅、上品、正確さ

lights are on every day from school students, and ¥400 for elemen17:00~20:30 until February 14th, tary school students. 2019. One special feature is their The Senaga Starry Night Projecdaily artificial snow fall at 17:00, tion Mapping Show will feature at 18:00, 19:00 and 20:00. Senaga Island in Tomigusuku City. The Ryukyu Lantern Festival at Showtimes are 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, the Murasaki Mura in Yomitan Vil- 20:30, 21:00 and 21:30 each day until lage uses a different form of lighting, January 31st. Free to enter. but is still great to see during the holMihama American Village will iday season. The festival will run through March 3rd. About 5,000 light up from now until March12th The Ashibinaa Winter Elegance lanterns are on display for your en- from 17:30~24:00, free to enter. will take place at the Outlet Mall joyment. Admission is ¥600 for The Palette Kumoji Ashibina in Tomigusuku City. The adults, ¥500 for junior high and high

cultural Park, next to the Okinawa Memorial Park in Mabuni, Itoman City, from December 15th to January 3rd. The Itoman Peaceful Illumination was actually the first LED illumination display on Okinawa. Admission is ¥500 for visitors over the age of high school students. The display is on from 18:00~22:00 every day and will stay lit until midnight on New Year’s Eve. ➡

outlet: 直売店、販路、はけ口

artificial: 人口の、人為の lantern: ランタン、ちょうちん starry: 星の、星明かりの


Murasaki Mura

American Village


Illumination will open to public with 17:00~26:00 from December 14th to And don’t forget the their light display from 17:00 to the 25th. annual Christmas Fantasy at the Ok23:00 until December 13, and inawa Zoo in Okinawa City from De-


fantasy: 幻想、想像、空想

feature: 特徴づける、主役にする、主役を演じる sparkle: 煌めく、輝く、火花を発する

Okinawa Zoo

Southeast Botanical Gardens

Kariyushi Ocean Spa

cember 22nd through the 30th. In addition to their illumination display they will also feature many stage events, including street dance performances, Eisa, bingo games, a super laser beam show, and a snow

guarantee: 保証する、約束する、保証人

fall show every evening. The Christmas Fantasy will open 16:30~21:30. Admission is ¥1,800 for adults in advance and ¥2,200 at the gate, ¥1,000 for kids 4~15 years old in advance and ¥1,200 at the gate.

cherish: 胸にしまっておく、大事にする

Don’t miss out! Sparkle your holiday season this year with some of the best illumination displays Okinawa has to offer. It is one memory you are guaranteed to cherish for the rest of your life.


Live in Style at the Okinawa DSH Beach Front Tower" by Jun Ikemura

ian Jones, s Manager, Br l at home. Guest Relation making you fee to rd wa for g lookin

's up and atan, Okinawa A view of Ch nment town! tai ter en ng mi co

Luxurious space with a luxurious view! Every year, many people come to Okinawa for a variety of reasons. Many come here as vacationers, others because of work-related jobs, like those who are serving in the US military. Okinawa is a special place no doubt. There is so much to do: sightseeing, shopping, dining, or just hanging out at the beach. So, where you stay can be just as important in helping you access all those fun thrilling adventures here on Okinawa.

Most people prefer resorts with an ocean view accommodation. Sunrises or sunsets are a great way to begin or end your day. Seeing the ocean refreshes the mind and soul and is a good reminder of why you came to Okinawa in the first place. But when it comes to staying at a resort, there are some nice amenities all travelers would like to have; and that is the ability to communicate. As you know staying in a foreign country can be somewhat stressful. If you cannot communicate your desires, it adds further stress to what is supposed to be a relaxing venture. So naturally, one might be concern with the accommodation services and the language barrier.

If you are part of the US military or a military family member here on Okinawa, please consider your next stay at the DSH Beach Front Tower Mihama by DSH Resorts. All rooms here have an ocean view. In fact, you are literally at the beach’s doorstep. And while you are not at the beach there is


no doubt: 疑いも無く、確信する

plenty of fun to choose from within the Mihama area. Restaurants, cafés, and shopping stores surround the entire the hotel. And if you are looking to wander further, the DSH Beach Front Tower is a great launch point for all directions: north, south, east etc. This includes nearby access to US military bases like Camp Foster and Kadena Air Base.

At the DSH Beach Front Tower, lodging is flexible. You can stay 1 night or 10 days, or even an entire year. The DSH Beach Front Tower is very similar to that of a condominium, and it’s furnished with all your vacation needs. Each room is equipped with kitchen stoves, a microwave oven, a refrigerator, a washing machine, and a dryer. Even free WiFi (individual network per room), and a TV are available in each room. And of course, parking is free. All this may feel like living in a condo, but the best thing is, it comes with customer service that is on par with that of a resort hotel. A 24-hour customer service counter is available, along with daily free room cleaning services, a free light breakfast in the morning, daily change of bath amenities, clean towels, tooth brushes, and single use slippers. And if you wish to take a spin around the neighborhood, they offer free electric bicycles are available. Transportation service is also available upon request.

Jones, and he is a former member of the US military who understands military related issues and what families have to go through living in a foreign country. His mission is to take care of you. So, if there is something you don’t understand, like an Okinawan or Japanese custom, or checking in or checking out procedures, Brian is here to help. “I was in the military and stationed in a lot of places around the world, including war zones”. He goes on to say, “So I understand how stressful the military environment can be and the need to relax and get away. Our hotel is the best place for that. If you have any questions during your stay, please feel free to ask us. We are proud that we have many repeat customers, all who are satisfied with their stay here. We take great pleasure in making our customers smile.”

The DSH Beach Front Tower holds 36 rooms which includes the Standard Double, the Deluxe Double, the Deluxe Twin, and barrier-free rooms. Check-in is available after 15:00 and check-outs are in the morning by 11:00. If you are family of 5 or more, we can check for other condominium properties available through DSH Resorts. Just call us at 098-988-5553 or Fax 098-979-7440. You can also send us an email or make a reservation through our website at An added plus at the DSH Beach . Address is Front Tower Mihama is their Guest Re- 1-13-6 Chatan, Chatan Town, Okinawa lations Manager. His name is Brian Prefecture.

accommodation: 宿泊施設  amenity: 心地よさ、特典 barrier: 障害、垣根 furnished: 家具付きの

equipped: 装備された

par: 同等、等価  spin around: 〜の周りを回る procedure: 手続き、手順 station: 駅、駐留させる、持ち場




Nov.1 ~ Feb. 14 – Ashibina Winter Elegance 2018-2019: Illumination & Snow Falling Show at the Outlet Mall Ashibina in Tomigusuku Village. 17:00~20:30. Entry Free. Nov. 1 ~Jan. 31 – 2018 Red Christmas & New Years 2019 at the Renaissance Resort Okinawa in Onnna Village. Nov.1 ~ Feb. 14 – Stardust Fantasia 2018-2019 at Kanucha Resort in Nago City (156-2 Abu, Nago City). 18:00~23:00. ¥1000/person in advance, ¥1500 at door. During Dec. 22~25 add an additional ¥1000 for each. 0980-55-8880. Nov. 1 ~Feb. 28 – Kariyushi Dream Fantasy at Okinawa Kariyushi Beach Resort Ocean Spa in Onna Village (2591-1 Nakama, Onna Village). 19:00~ Free to enter. Nov. 3 ~ Jan. 31 Senaga Starry Night Projection Mapping Show at Senaga Island in Tomigusuku City. 19:00~ 6 times a day. Free to enter. Nov.16 ~ Mar. 12 – Mihama American Village Illumination 2018 at the American Village in Mihama, Chatan Town. 17:00~00:00. Nov. 22 ~ Jan. 20 – Jomon and Okinawa (The symbolism of Kaen Flame-style Pottery and the Jade Road) at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum in Naha City (3-1-1 Omoromachi, Naha City). ¥1100 for adult, ¥600 for College and High School students, ¥300 for Jr. High and Elementary School students. 9:00~18:00. (open until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays) Closed every Monday


and Jan. 3Rd, but open for Dec. 24 and Jan. 14 (Japanese holidays). Dec. 1~Jan.13 The Ocean Creature Funny Face Picture Exhibition at the Ocean Culture Museum inside the Ocean Staion on the Ocean Road in Uruma City. 9:00~16:30. Free to enter. h t t p s : / / u m i b u n . t i (Jun is this on Kaichu doro Michi no Eki? I could understand the website) Dec. 1 ~ Jan. 10 – Yonakohama Park Christmas Illumination "Moonlight Station" at Yonakohama Park in Yonabaru Town (77 Agarihama, Yonabaru Town). 18:00~22:00. Dec. 1~ Mar. 3 – Ryukyu Lantern Festival at Murasaki Mura Experience Kingdom, 1020-1 Takashiho, Yomitan. 18:00~22:00 every day. Entrance ¥500 in advance, ¥600 at door. ¥500 for Highschool and Junior Highschool students. ¥400 for Elementary School students. Dec. 7~ Jan. 6 – Churaumi Night Aquarium at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Ocean Expo Park. 18:00~21:30. (General hours 8:30~21:30, last admission 20:30). After 4p.m. Tickets prices available from 16:00. ¥1,290 for Adults, ¥860 for High School Students and ¥430 for Elementary School and Junior High School Students. Dec. 14~16 – Antique Fair at the Okinawa City Industry Exchange Center in Okinawa City (1-11-25 Awase, Okinawa City). Free to enter.

Dec. 14~16 – Yuntanza Pottery Market at Yachimun-no-Sato in Yomitan Village (2653-1 Zakimi, Yomitan Village). 9:00~19:00 Free to enter. Dec. 15 - Okinawa City Utuimachi Stage (Okinawan Traditional Entertainment) at Nantahama in Okinawa City (115-12 Uechi, Okinawa City). 18:00~ ¥2500 includes one drink. ¥1500 includes one drink for students 12~22 years old. Free under 12. MAIL Dec.15 – World Eisa Competition 2018 at the Ginowan City Gym in Ginowan City (4-2-1 Mashiki, Ginowan City). 11:00~ Free to enter. Dec. 15~Jan. 3 – Itoman Peaceful Illumination at the Itoman Agricultural Farm in Itoman City (1028 Mabuni, Itoman City). 17:30~22:00. ¥300 advance, ¥500 at gate and Free for Junior High School students and under. Dec. 15~25 – Flower Christmas 2018 at the Bios on the Hill in Uruma City. Dec. 15~16 – Japan Sumo Wrestling Tournament in Okinawa at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan City. 9:00~15:00. Dec. 15~16 - Camp Foster Flea Market on Camp Foster, Chatan. 12:00~15:00, admission free. Dec. 15 – Kumiodori "Nakankarimakatu" at the National Theatre Okinawa in Urasoe City (4-14-1 Jitchaku, Urasoe City). 14:00~15:55. ¥2100 Dec. 15 – 7th Heaven Festival 2018 at 7th Heaven Koza in Oki-

nawa City (1-2-10 Chuo, Okinawa City). 18:00~ ¥3500 advance, ¥4000 at the door. 098-982-1987 Dec. 21 – Kajimaya "Non-verbal Entertainment Performance" at the Music Town Sound Market in Okinawa City. 20:00~ ¥2000 advance, ¥2500 door, ¥1000 for Elementary School students. Dec. 22~30 – Christmas Fantasy 2018 at the Okinawa Kodomonono-Kuni (Okinawa Zoo), 5-7-1 Goya, Okinawa City. ¥1,800 in advance and ¥2,200 at door. Junior Highschool students and younger ¥1,000 in advance and ¥1200 at door. Children under 3 enter free. 14:30~21:30 (Closed on 26th Dec.) Dec. 22~23 - Camp Courtney Flea Market at Camp Courtney Commissary grounds, Uruma City. 7:00~10:00, admission free. Dec. 22 – Koza Promenade Concert at the Music Town Sound Market in Okinawa City. 13:30~ Free to enter. Dec. 22 - Basketball B.League 2018 – 2019: Ryukyu Golden Kings vs. Sun Rockers Shibuya, 18:05 at the Okinawa City Gym. Dec. 23 – Japanese Emperor's Birthday (Japanese Holiday) Dec. 23 - Basketball B.League 2018 – 2019: Ryukyu Golden Kings vs. Sun Rockers Shibuya, 13:05 at the Okinawa City Gym. Dec. 23 – Ryukyu Dragon Prowrestling at the Naval Kadena in Kadena Town (372-2 Kaneku, Kadena Town). 14:00~

Horoscope Dec. 10th ~ Dec. 24th Keep an open mind and positive attitude to everything new. Your friends really appreciate all your help in organizing gettogethers. You can expect to meet many opportunities in your job that give you a chance to show your best side. Beware of making hasty decision at this time, though. Instead take your time to evaluate each situation on its own merits.

First of all, you should keep your calm and just be your reasonable self. You have to pay close attention to events both at home and work. By showing people that you are worth their trust you can achieve the best results. You could meet someone over the weekend who really makes you to remember the past. But are you sure you want to go there?

This coming week, you need most of all determination. You could find out that your plans are met with resistance and doubts. Don’t forget that people who are seemingly quiet can be every bot as irritating as those who are the loudest. You have to pay close attention to your money, but you should not be stingy when you are together with your loved ones.

You social life is going to get busy. It’s not a question of what you should do but what should you start with. But you should keep most of your intentions and plans to yourself because mystery now attracts people you are interested in. Someone would like you to take more responsibility, but you should think carefully what you can promise.

There are all kinds of rumors going around and it could be difficult for you to figure out what people really want from you. The best way would be to decide for yourself and take responsibility of your own activities. A good start would be to take care of your health and wellbeing. Get to a jogging path and you might be surprised who is there, too.

There are so many changes taking place around you that it could sometimes be a problem to make up your mind on how to react. Many things don’t become clear until considerable time elapses and you just have to learn live with it. This weekend, you need to find some peace and use time to relax and recharge your batteries. You’ll need it next week.

You are known to be always ready to help your friends and colleagues with their problems. But you should think carefully before you take on a task that has no end in the foreseeable future. You will have an excellent opportunity to realize one of your dreams in the coming months, but you should not tie yourself too tightly to one specific situation.


Many pressing problems require negotiations and sorting out before decisions can be made, so it would be the best to get the situation to calm down. The you would be able to see what works and what not. A close relationship requires straight talk before you can go forward. Only you can provide an answer to a close friend who is facing a dilemma.

It could be difficult for you to compromise, especially if you already have pictured a perfect goal and outcome in your mind. But you could be a little more flexible at times. Making a preliminary plan is never a bad idea, but you must realize that changes are sometimes necessary. Especially, when circumstances change. Think where you’d like to be after five years.

This weekend and few days into the coming week is better used for thinking and mediating than for physical activities. That would also help you to make up your mind both in your private life and work. Matters concerning your romantic relationship are probably not on the top of your mind unlike your partner. You have to wait for a right moment to bring them up.

A few disappointments that you have experienced lately, could have damaged your self-confidence, but that happens to everyone. There’s no reason for you to mull that in your mind over and over again. Now is a good time to renew your old plea to pay more attention to your fitness. Any exercise you enjoy is a path to better life for you.

Planning your schedule better and slowing down a bit could help with your personal relationships. You should stop doing tasks for others and instead try to get them to take more initiatives themselves. You need to find time for yourself to do things that you appreciate and like. Doing so would improve everyone’s workload and stress considerably.


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