A Creative Okinawa?
May 24th, 2013
Film fans and journalists flocked to Okinawa for International Movie Festival at the end of March this year, but the occasion – and the eyes of the audience – was by no means entirely focused on the big screen. Its organisers have big plans for the islands… by Christopher O’Keeffe Yoshimoto Kogyo is a behemoth …
People, Parties, Places
May 17th, 2013
I’m starting this column sitting at a table on the terrace of a Starbucks on a busy corner of one of the busiest tourist attractions in Okinawa’s Capital City: Kokusai Street, Naha. I flew down to Okinawa for the 5th Okinawa International Movie Festival a few days ago and am really enjoying the laid back …