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Tomigusuku City, Okinawa’s Fastest Growing City by Jun Ikemura

Senaga Island is tiny in relative size but lately has become one of the more popular tourist hot spots on Okinawa.

Tomigusuku City is located just south of Naha, the capital of Okinawa, and has become a rapidly growing region in recent years. It became the fastest-growing city in Japan six times since its official declaration from a village to city municipality 16 years ago in 2002. Prior to receiving its official city status, it was one the largest populated villages in all of Japan. When it received its city designation, the leaders of Tomigusuku City invited major business companies from both within Okinawan and mainland Japan to estab-


region: 地域、地方

gusuku City, has become one of the hottest sightseeing spots on the island. The Umikaji Terrace shopping center on Senaga Island has an advantage that most shopping centers do not possess; it sits right next to the ocean. The island was occupied by the U.S. Military after the Battle of Okinawa from 1946 through 1977. Soon after the island was handed back to the Okinawans, it became a fun spot for locals as many would come to go camping, Senaga Island stop by to see the sunset, play The Senaga Island, in baseball tournaments, which is a part of Tomi- watch aircrafts fly and take-

lish their businesses in the area. This increased employment as well as directly contributed to the city’s population growth. Despite the growing city-like developments, Tomigusuku still maintains a sizeable amount of farmland, where much agriculture is still cultivated, most notably the mango fruit. It is often said that Tomigusuku is home to the Mango fruit.

off from the neighboring Naha Airport, swim, fish, windsailing; you name it. This was a tiny little getaway for many Okinawans. In recent years however, the landscape has changed so much. It has become more of a tourist hotbed bringing in thousands of people on a daily basis. Despite its recent land developments, there is one interesting historical spot on the island that goes back at least over a half a century. There is large stone called “Kodakara Iwa” (Cover Picture) which literally translates to ‘Child Treasure

declaration: 宣言、布告 municipality: 地方自治体、市町村 tiny: とても小さい hotbed: 温床

The Madanbashi Bridge ruins highlight the historical side of Tomigusuku City.

in 1522 and made out of wood. Unfortunately, today nothing remains of the old wooden bridge. The stone bridge went under some repairs in 1837 and went unhindered till 1945 when the Japanese military destroyed it during the Battle of Okinawa. In 1963, the interim Ryukyu government made a brandnew bridge where it remained in use till 1995. During a restoration project that same year, some ruins of Madanbashi the old bridge foundations were discovered on both Bridge Ruins sides of the river. They are preserved in their original The Madanbashi Bridge form to this day. ruins are an important historical asset of Tomigusuku Tuduruchiga & City. The original stone Seseragi Park bridge was built in 1708 and stretched over the Kokuba River. And even before that, Tuduruchiga is water the original bridge was built spring in Tomigusuku City Rock’. On the stone are two holes, one on top and one below. Long ago it was believed if you put a small pebble or rock through the top hole, you will have a baby boy; and if you put it through the lower hole, you will receive a baby girl. The rock currently on location is a replica. It is not the original stone. The original stone was destroyed during the Battle of Okinawa.

pebble: 小石

A small waterfall made by Tuduruchi water spring.

and Seseragi Park is a stream park where water from the Tuduruchiga spring flows. The park is narrow at 600m in length and suiting for walking. The water was used daily life during the Ryukyu Kingdom era. It was an important source of water at the time. The stream eventually flows down a small waterfall. It is an interesting spectacle to see in an urban city. Because there is much water at park, many kids play there during the day. 78-4 Taira, Tomigusuku City.

Navy Underground Headquarters was built as a bombproof shelter for the Japanese Navy in 1944 as World War II was nearing its end. Today, the headquarters is a historical landmark and sits right along the border of Naha and Tomigusuku City. 1944 saw the turning point for the U.S. Military as Japan was losing the war. In a last-ditch effort, Japanese forces decided to build up its military defenses on Okinawa in order to prevent U.S. from launching an invasion attack of the Japanese mainland. As a part of the effort, The Former the Navy built an underground headquarters comJapanese Navy plex on a hilltop to help protect Oroku Airport (the Underground current Naha Airport). Headquarters Almost 3,000 Japanese Navy sailors took part in The Former Japanese building the underground fa-

unhindered: 妨げられていない interim: 臨時の、暫定的な suit: ふさわしい、適合する bombproof shelter: 防空壕


Inside the Naval Underground Headquarters, like walking back in time.

cility. Much of this labor included Okinawans as well. The work was mostly done by hand with picks and shovels. The end result was 450 meters of tunnel, barrel-

shaped and beefed up with concrete and lime plaster to absorb heavy U.S. naval bombardment. 4,000 military personnel manned the complex.

After the war, the tunnels were left as they were and would be left untouched for over 30 years. In 1977, the Okinawa Tourism Development Association restored

300 meters of the facility and opened it up to the public. The Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters opens: 8:30~17:30 (Jul. ~ Sep.), 8:30~17:00

The Takayasu House, where John Manjiro took residence during his only a couple months in Okinawa.

A great resting spot for both locals and tourist, the Toyosaki Michi-no-Eki.

Watch nature in action; take a walk through on the boardwalk at the Manko Waterbird and Wetlands Park.


barrel-shaped: たる方の

beefed-up: 強化された plaster: しっくい bombardment: 爆撃、砲撃  manned: 配置される

(Oct. ~Jun.). Entery fee: ¥440 for adults and ¥220 for children. Open 365 days. Tel: 098-850-4055. 236 Tomigusuku, Tomigusuku City.

Manko Waterbird and Wetland Center

The Manko Wetlands, an official Ramsar Site, consist of a diverse ecosystem that is home to many species of animals. It borders the very populated and developed Naha City. The Manko Wetlands is an important stopover and wintering site for many shorebirds and home to thousands of fish and benthos species (organisms that occupy the seafloor). The Black-faced Spoonbill, an endangered species, visits the Manko Wetlands in the winter. The wetland is considered small for its size but does support various types of habitats. Most of the wetland is mudflat in composition (47ha), which appears at low tide. A mangrove forest, as well as small patches of reeds, reside along the southern shore. On May 15th, 1999, the Manko Wetlands received its official Ramsar Site designation. The name Ramsar stems from the location where the wetland convention was founded which was in Iran,

the city of Ramsar. For more information about the Manko Wetlands visit Address: 982 Tomigusuku, Tomigusuku City. Tel : 098-8405121

Takayasu House

The Takayasu House is an old Okinawan-style house inside the Onaga District of Tomigusuku City. The house has important significance as it became home to a very key figure in Okinawan and Japanese history. Albeit this individual would stay there for only a couple months, he would make great use of his time. This man is John Manjiro. Originally from Kochi Prefecture of Japan, John Manjiro would be instrumental in opening international relations with Japan in 1854, ending over two centuries of Japan’s isolationism to the rest of the world. John Manjiro was aboard a fishing vessel when it was wrecked. He was rescued by a U.S. whaling ship and taken back to the U.S. where stayed there for about nine years. Upon his return to Japan, he stopped over at the Ryukyu Kingdom and was detained and confined at the Takayasu residence, where he would become good friends with the family. There he would learn the native Okinawan

Chura Sun Beach, the closest fun-in-the-sun public beach from the Naha Airport. Just a 15 minute drive!

stopover: 中継地、短期滞在地

language and immerse himself in the local culture, even participated in the town’s festival and tug-of-war. Even this day, there is good relations between the Takayasu family and the Nakahama family (John’s family). The house sits on private land and not accessible to the public.

The Road Station Toyosaki

The Road Station Toyosaki is located near the coastal area of Tomigusuku City, near Chura Sun Beach. At the road station you will find the Tomigusuku’s Farmers Market “Nanairo Batake”, the Tomigusuku City Tourism Center, and specialty shops which sells crafts works composed of dye made from sugarcanes called “Tigumakan”. You will find other souvenir stores there as well. The farmers market by far draws most of the customers to the road station. Tomigusuku City is well known for their fresh vegetables, and customers visit daily to get the freshest stock available.

gusuku City. It is perhaps the closest public beach from the Naha Airport. Incoming and outgoing flights are a constantly flying over the beach and adds a nice touch of background noise against the ocean waves. The beach itself is man-made and stretches for about 700m in length and is one of longest beaches on Okinawa. During open water season, life guards are on station. The beach opens 9:00~18:00 from April through June and from September through October. And opens 9:00~19:00 in July and August. Parking is available, but there is a surcharge for stays over one hour. The parking lot closes at 22:00. Showers, lockers, and toilets are available.

The Ashibinaa Outlet Mall

The Ashibinaa Outlet Mall was the first shopping center outlet in Okinawa and is located in the Toyosaki district of Tomigusuku City. It opened in 2002. The outlet mall draws in thousands daily and customers can shop for major brands that are not found anywhere else on the island. Ashibinaa means Chura Sun “play field” in the Okinawan Beach dialect, a fitting name for such a venue where people Chura Sun Beach is also can come and shop to their a popular hotspot in Tomi- delight’s end.

Shop to you drop at the Ashibina Outlet Shopping Center.

benthos: 底生生物 significance: 意義、重要性 albeit: 〜にもかかわらず

isolationism: 孤立主義


Okinawa, The Land of Karate by Jun Ikemura

The Tomigusuku Castle Ruins is the home of the Karate Kaikan, a beautiful location with a wonderful view.

Karate is one of the most popular martial arts in the world today. It was developed in Okinawa during the era of the Ryukyu Kingdom where it received heavy influences from Chinese Kenpo and Japanese martial arts. Though karate’s primary purpose is to protect oneself, it is also about training one’s mind and honing the inner spirit. It is for this reason that thousands of karate practitioners make the pilgrimage to Okinawa, considered to be the mecca of karate, to advance their knowledge and to seek out its wisdom from the

land where it all started.

To firmly solidify its cultural importance, the Okinawa Prefectural Government established the Karate Kaikan, a facility dedicated to preserving and promoting Okinawa Karate to the world. Fittingly, the Kaikan is collocated with the Tomigusuku Castle site location, a historical landmark dating back to the days of the old Ryukyu Kingdom, thus lending important symbolism of karate’s origins and history. Within the facility there is a very large ‘Dojo’ training

The big 'Dojo' inside the Karate Kaikan can seat up to 380 people.


primary: 基本的な hone: 磨く

hall and a museum dedicated to the history and lore of Okinawan Karate. This makes the Kaikan the epicenter for continuing Okinawa Karate’s legacy. The facility is centered around 6 goals: 1) guide the individual towards a sound mind and body, 2) as its birthplace, promote karate to the world, 3) be a place where practitioners can gather and exchange knowledge, 4) train the next generation of karate practitioners, the inheritors Okinawa Karate, 5) guide those to nurture the ‘karate’ spirit, and 6) facilitate and promote karate


Next to the Dojo is the Karate Museum. Here you can learn about Karate’s indepth history and lineage and experience some of the training methods that were and, in some cases, still used today, such as the ‘Kami’ gripping jar and the ‘Tetsu Geta’ iron sandals (footwear). You can also learn about Okinawa karate’s history via video in their small movie theater auditorium. Most of the exhibition items are supported by English subtitles. An audio guide is also available.

A movie auditorium inside the Karate Kaikan. Here learn about how Karate spread to the world.

pilgrimage: 巡礼 dedicate: 捧げる preserve: 維持する、守る lore: 伝承、教え

17:30). Address is 854-1 Tomigusuku, Tomigusuku City. Tel: 098-851-1025. The Dojo stays open from 9:00 to 21:00. Museum entrance fee is ¥310 for adults, ¥210 for High School and University Students, and ¥100 for Elementary and Junior High School Students. Training at the Dojo is available per hour for ¥160 for adults and ¥90 for kids and senior citizens. For more information, visit their website at There are other smaller training rooms fitted with The 1st Okinawa Karate mirrors and training equipment, conference rooms, a International Tournament Karate Information Center, a will be held at the Karate reference room on everything Kaikan and Okinaw Buabout karate, a restaurant, doukan from August 1st to and a gift shop of Okinawan the 8th. More than a thousouvenirs. The facility does sand karate practitioners offer karate experience trial from all over the world are lessons upon reservation and expected to attend. This kind karate uniform attire are also of tournament is a rare. It is available for rent. Upon re- not often to have so many quest, practitioners are wel- schools of Karate (流 派 come to use the dojo for Ryuha) gather in one place for individual or class size train- such a competition. If you ing. are on the island, this is a great opportunity to witness The Okinawa Karate such a momentous occasion, Kaikan opens every day ex- and even more so, being at cept Wednesdays and from the birthplace where karate Dec. 30 to Jan. 3rd, from took its first step. 9:00 to 18:00 (last entry is Outside the museum building and the giant dojo training hall is a much smaller building that overlooks the surrounding view of Tomigusuku City. It stands prominently dressed in red paint with its very obvious Okinawan architectural style. This building is known as the “Shurei-no-Yakata”. It is a dojo but preserved only for senior masters and special closed events.

Challenge yourself with some of the traditional training methods of Karate.

The Karate Kaikan museum has much on display. A dream come true for the Karate enthusiast.

lineage: 系統

prominently: 著しく、顕著に

preserve: 保つ、保護する attire: 衣装 school: 流派 witness: 目撃する


Who is the Best Amateur B Given basketball’s long popularity in the United States, if you are an American then chances are you probably played 3-on-3 basketball at some point in your life. In Japan, basketball is becoming more and more popular, and Okinawa seems to be spearheading that movement. Japan-wide, Okinawa Prefectures is regarded at the top of the class when it comes to basketball. This is probably in part due to its popularity here in Okinawa. Okinawa is home to the Golden Kings, a proteam belonging to the B.League (Japan’s National Pro-Basketball league) and that has boosted excitement in such a densely populated region. Outdoor basketball courts are all over the island facilitating easy access to


spearhead: 最前線、先陣

regard: 見なす、注視する densely: 密集した

many kids around their neighborhood. And one cannot also dismiss the influence of American culture, lifestyle, fashion, and sports. Many Okinawan kids have grown up playing basketball with other American kids and adults.

Four years ago, the ultimate streetball championship “CROSSOVER” was inaugurated. This is not your typical 3-on-3 team basketball tournament. The tournament matchups are actually set up to determine who the individual top basketball player is. Sixteen players sign up, names are shuffled prior to each game, and they compete every two months. The matchups are held inside the Koza Music Town building in Okinawa City, thus not having

dismiss: 退ける、はねつける

inaugurate: 開始する

Basketballer in Okinawa!? to be affected by inclement weather. This is not a team competition. As mentioned before, this is an individualbased tournament. Players receive points on their ability. They receive points when they score a point, make a rebound, or when they make an assist. Points are also accumulated when they win as a team as a whole, and finally, fans get to vote for the top player of the game adding further bonus points to the tally. At the end of the season, the top 4 players with the most points will face-off in a final match determining who the number 1 players is for that season.

If you wish to join the tournament league, you must pass the official tryout session prior to each season. Next try-

Individual players vie for the chance to be the Number #1 B-Ball Player.

by Jun Ikemura

outs are scheduled for October. OkinaWanderer has officially signed up to support the CROSSOVER tournament and will post official information starting July of 2018. Information will be posted on the OkinaWanderer website. If you are interested, please check out one of the scheduled games on the official CROSSOVER website The next game is scheduled for the 10th of August starting at 19:00 at Koza Music Town 3rd floor. ¥2500 for Special Seat, ¥1000 for standing, ¥500 for children under 18 in advance. If you wish to pay door ticket prices, add ¥500 to the aforementioned prices. Beers, soft drinks, and food stands will be available at the venue.

DJ pumping up the crowd at the CROSSOVER Tournament.

prior: 前もって、優先する eventually: 最終的には inclement: 荒れ模様の accumulate: 累積する aforementioned: 前述の



Jun. 5~Jul. 29 – High School Baseball 100th Anniversary Tournament Exhibition at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum in Naha. 9:00~18:00 Jun. 16~Aug. 26 – Lotus and Water Lily Festival at The Southeast Botanical Garden in Okinawa City. 9:00~18:00. ¥1500 for adults, ¥1000 for High School studens, ¥500 for Junior High and Elementary School students and Free for ages 6 and under. Jul. 11~Sep. 2 – The Memorial Exhibition of Shigeru Mizuki "Gegege's Life Exhibition" at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum in Naha. 9:00~20:00 Jul. 13~ Sep. 9 – T.Rex Exhibition at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum in Naha. 9:00~20:00. Jul. 13 – Jan. 06 – The Exhibition of Hiroshi Gima, an Okinawan Artist. 9:00~20:00 Jul. 14~Aug. 31 – The Exciting Adventure Summer School 2018 at The Southeast Botanical Garden in Okinawa City (2146 Chibana, Okinawa City). 9:00~18:00. Adult: ¥1500, High Shcool Students: ¥1000, Elementary and Junior High School Students: ¥500 and Free for 6 and under. MAIL Jul. 18~Sep. 30 – Summer Special *Insects Exhibition" at Ginowan City Museum in Ginowan City (125-1 Mashiki Ginowan City). 9:00~17:00. Free to enter. Closed on Tuesdays and Japanese Holidays. MAIL

12 Jul. 22 – Sep. 2 – Haunted House in AEON Mall Okinawa Rycom. 10:00~21:00 Advance: ¥700, Door :¥800. 3~12 yrs: ¥400 advance, ¥500 at door. Jul. 22~29 – Rikka Rikka Festival 2018 in Naha City. Jul. 25 – OIST Jazz Concert: Tali Rubinstein & Friends The Amazing Recorder at OIST Center Court in Onna Village. 18:30~ Free to enter. TEL 098-966-2184 Jul. 27 – BeerFes Okinawa 2018 (Craft Beer Festival) at Okinawa Times Building Ground Floor in Naha (2-2-2 Kumoji, Naha City). 18:00~21:00 ¥3000 (¥2700 in advance) with 10 tickets including a special best aroma glass. Jul. 27~28 – Tokashiki Island Festival at Tokashiki Junior High School in Tokashiki Island. 18:00~21:00. Jul. 28~29 – Nago Summer Festival in Nago Fishig Port in Nago City. Jul. 28~29 - Camp Courtney Flea Market at Camp Courtney Commissary grounds, Uruma City. 7:00~10:00, admission free. Jul. 28~29 – Tomigusuku Summer Festival at Toyosaki Ocean Park in Tomigusuku City. 12:00~21:00. Jul. 28 – BeerFes Okinawa 2018 (Craft Beer Festival) at Okinawa Times Building Ground Floor in Naha (2-2-2 Kumoji, Naha City). 13:00~21:00 ¥3000 (¥2700 in advance) with 10 tickets including a

special best aroma glass. Jul. 29 – BeerFes Okinawa 2018 (Craft Beer Festival) at Okinawa Times Building Ground Floor in Naha (2-2-2 Kumoji, Naha City). 12:00~17:00 ¥3000 (¥2700 in advance) with 10 tickets including a special best aroma glass. Jul 28 – Wagakki Band (Japanese Instruments Rock Band) Live at Koza Music Town Sound Market at Okinawa City. 17:00~ ¥7000. Jul. 28 - Sheraton Okinawa Fireworks Festival at Sheraton Okinawa Sun Marina Resort in Onna Village. 21:00~ Jul. 29 – Kanna Dam Festival at Kanna Dam in Ginoza Village. 10:00~17:00. Jul. 29 – 730 Classic Car Festival in Uruma. Classic Car Meeting at Kaichu Doro in Uruma City. 10:00~16:30. Jul. 29 – Koza Eisa Festival at Koza Junior High School in Okinawa City (3-38-1 Goya, Okinawa City). 16:00~ Free to enter. Aug. 1~8 – The 1st Okinawan Karate International Tournament at Okinawa Karate Hall in Tomigusuku City (49 Tomigusuku, Tomigusuku CIty). Aug. 2 ~Sep. 16 – Namie Amuro "Final Space" Exhibition at the Gallery Space of the Plaza House Shopping Center in Okinawa City. 11:00~19:00 ¥1500 Aug. 4~5 – Kumejima Festival at Kume Island. Aug. 4~5 - Camp Foster Flea Mar-

ket on Camp Foster, Chatan. 12:00~15:00, admission free.

Aug. 4~5 – Summer Kids Eisa Festival at Okinawa Zoo in Okinawa City. 16:00~21:00

Aug. 5 – Kurashiki Dam Festival at Kurashiki Dam in Uruma City. Free to enter. Aug. 5 – Nago Mayor's Cup Islandwide Haarii Tournament at theNago Fishing Port in Nago City. 8:30~18:00. Aug. 4~5 – Summer Vacation Special "Ryukyu Glass Workshop Experience" at Ryukyu Glass Village in Itoman City (169 Fukuchi, Itoman City). 9:30~17:00 ¥2000

Aug. 5 – Ryukyu Dragon Prowrestling "Naha Battle Festa 2018" at Tenbusu Naha in Naha City (3-210 Makishi, Naha). 13:00~ Tickets ¥300~ for adults, ¥1000~ for Kids. TEL 098-956-5500

Aug. 5 – 10,000 Dancers Eisa Festival 2018 at Kokusai Street in Naha City. 13:00~18:00

Aug. 5 – Tonaki Festival at Tonaki Island. 14:00~

Aug. 7~12 – HIGA Brothers Okinawan Majimun (monster) & Kaii Exhibition at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum in Naha City. 9:00~18:00 Free to enter.

Aug. 11~12 – Yonabaru Tug of War Festival at Udunyama Field in Yonabaru Town (832 Yonabaru, Yonabaru Town). Free to enter. Tug of war will be held only August 12. 0


Horoscope Jul. 25th ~ Aug. 9th Are you ready to make changes regarding your future? Before you start, you have to make it clear to yourself where you are going and how you are going to get there. No matter how impatient and motivated you are with your plans, you must listen to people who have the experience and are ready to help. It’s the most important point for you now.

Although you would like to go somewhere exotic to enjoy your life, you may well have to be ready to think the second-best alternative. If you would just like to get pampered, maybe the only thing you have to do is to ask for it. You probably have no idea how much people around you admire you and are ready to please whenever you ask.

Now is the time to stop passing the buck and see some real action for change. Once you get going others could also get motivated to produce something useful. You can also expect someone really close to you to tell you about his or her deepest thoughts. But beware of going along at full speed as your point of view could easily change soon.

There are all kinds of ideas and possibilities spinning your head, and it’s difficult to decide what is worth trying and what should be thrown away. You should think what a person you appreciate very much would do in your shoes. And although you should not make any hasty decisions just now, nothing stops you from planning for the future.

Do not make things too complicated. Walk ahead towards new winds in your life. If someone reminds you about some old problems, make it clear that you are interested only in the future. You own intuition combined with your smarts guarantee that you know the right direction and where you are going. But be honest with yourself.


People will reveal you secrets this weekend that will cause your feelings surface for everyone to see. Try to talk people about your needs and those feelings. If it seems that nobody listens or pays attention, you should concentrate on the basics. Sooner or later those who care for you are going to see your point and the reasoning behind it.

You could avoid a lot of frustration by showing your feelings more openly. Why would you pretend that everything pleases you? Others around you could really appreciate to know what you really think. At the same time, that would rid you of a mental load. You can still be tactful while being honest with people. Those are not opposites.

You are under a lot of pressure to succeed, but something seems to be holding you back. Have your preparations been sufficient? You must have a good plan first based on all the facts you know in order for you to hit the ground running. People who have lent you a helping hand in the past will do it once more if you have the courage to ask.

It would be a good idea to exercise a little bit this weekend as that would help you to clear your thoughts. You can also expect to go through some strong emotions and passions in many areas of your life. Refuse to see things negatively and make a real effort to give up your bad habits. Especially try to avoid a conflict with your boss at work.

Something that happened just recently is occupying your mind to the extent that it’s difficult to pay attention to anything else. You have to be patient and try to fix your attention to something completely different. Try to use your imagination and sense of humor in order to get rid of old routines. You have to set your goals to the future.

You would like to have some peace and quiet during the weekend, but your friends and relatives think otherwise, and are about to spoil your carefully laid plans. It is much better for you to leave any decisions and even comments about your future to next week when peace returns. At least you are then much calmer even if not any wiser.

Is there something regarding your emotions that causes you stress? Although you have to restrain your words for now, you will soon see why silence is golden in this case. Confident attitude sends a positive signal to everyone around you. It pays to be patient at this time. The future will reveal itself a little bit this weekend.


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Looking for friendly bilingual(Japanese and English) hostess to work at either Sam’s by the Sea Awase(098)937-3421 or Anchor Inn Ginowan City(098)897-5555. Working hours will be from 18:00 till 22:00. Pay starts from ¥800/hour. Please call the restaurant manager for interview times.

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コザ自動車ではフルタイムの販 売スタッフを募集中!日本人へ はもちろん、外国人への販売も 可能なスタッフを募集していま す。日常的な英会話力、接客販 売ができる程度で構いません。 フルコミッション、基本給+コ ミッション、どちらの体制でも 可能。外国人も沖縄に滞在する 際には今や車が必須となってい ます。立地的にも車種揃え的に も外国人をターゲットにしやす い環境ですので、すぐに結果が

開催が結構ばらけていて、宜 野湾のはごろも祭りが9月 末、浦添のてだこ祭りは10 月中旬ごろに予定されている ようですよ♪ さすがにこの 時期に週末を狙いすまして来 るかのような台風に対し見切 りをつけたのか、はたまた熱 中症などの予防も考慮してな

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のか。実際、ばらけたほうが数 多くの祭りに行きやすいし、 祭りシーズンが長くなるのは ウェルカムですね(^^) 10月中旬となると、もはや 夏祭りと言えるのかどうかは 置いておくとして(^^; さて、今号の OkinaWanderer は、豊見城市を特集していま

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students. Salary: ¥2,000/hour Key requirements: MUST BE A NATIVE SPEAKER Must display effort and creativity during lessons, and be an adaptable team player Prior teaching experience is preferred (candidates without experience may still apply). Steps to apply: Step 1 :  Request an application form by emailing Global Village at Step 2 : We will send you information on our teaching positions and our application form. Step 3 :   If you agree with our terms and conditions, then send us back your completed application form. Global Village Tel:098-896-1577 ・

Koza Used Car Sales company is looking for a full time sales rep. Must speak fluent English and some Japanese, light Japanese writing or reading needed. Pay is either full commission, basic salary plus big commission, or negotiable. Almost all military personnel need a car on Okinawa, and your sales skills would earn great rewards! Please feel free to apply. Koza Used Car is located between Kadena AB Gate #2 and #3. Tel: 098-938-8651 Email: dcars/koza/

すよ〜!豊見城と言えば、今 話題の『沖縄空手会館』があり ますね!8月1日から8日ま では、第一回沖縄空手国際大 会も開催され世界中から空手 愛好家が集まって来るようで す!そういうこともあって豊 見城をフューチャーしてみま した♪ これまた特集組んで

取材してみると、面白いスポ ットや歴史、そして激動の移 り変わりも持ち合わせた場所 で、今や『全都市/成長力ラン キング』で過去に6回も日本 一に輝いているんです!これ からの成長も期待大の豊見城 市、そういう部分も含めて読 んでみてくださいね!

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