Connecting the foreign community in Okinawa

Okinawa Heartbeat

Okinawa Heartbeat is an online magazine all about the beautiful island of Okinawa. Read about places to visit, food, farms, culture and history. In the future, we plan to publish a free print magazine we’ll distribute all around central Okinawa. If you’d like to write for us, send us an article via our submissions page. We’re looking for contributors, so please send us your work!

Online Magazine

All our articles on one easy-to-find page. Read about what makes Okinawa such a great place to be.

History & Culture

Learn about Okinawa's rich history and vibrant culture with our articles on castles, customs, art, music and more.

Awesome Places

We're making an online collection of amazing places to visit . Know of a good spot? Write a post!

Food in Okinawa

Restaurants and cafes, specialty stores, workshops, recipes and all the places to find great food in Okinawa.

Okinawa Cat Project

We link with groups who protect stray cats in Okinawa. Learn about their efforts and get involved.

Learn Japanese

You're in Japan! May as well pick up some of the local language while you're here. Try our online Japanese resources.

Service to Others

Communities benefit when members make an effort to give back. Learn what others are doing and how you can help.

Okinawa Nature

Read about the wondrous animals and plants in Okinawa and learn where to go to get as close as you can.


Okinawa is home to a lot of enterprising business people, Japanese and foreign alike. Here, we tell their stories.