July 25 – The Site of the “Steel Typhoon”

April 1945 After the stunning defeat of the Japanese Navy at the Battle of Midway, the US has been slowly pushing the Japanese closer and closer to their mainland.  US forces set their eyes upon Okinawa as the decisive final …

July 24 – An Unexpected Party

Today was a day spent in the north of Okinawa. For those of you that haven’t been doing your own research in support of my trip (shame on you) – Okinawa is a vertically aligned island. My hotel is in …

July 23 – Off to Okinawa

In my experience on this trip, the first day in a new city is a little awkward.  You’ve got to take a little bit of time and figure out what’s going on, how do I get around, and what’s worth …