Okinawa on a plate – The Japan Times Online

Makabe Chinaa had a lucky escape: you can still see bullet holes in some of the beams. Then in the immediate postwar period, the house served as a town office and a clinic before becoming what it is today — a much-loved tea shop and restaurant that serves up a large portion of history along …

Order spider pizza in Okinawa – TOKYOMANGO

Spider pizza was featured on a Japanese TV show recently — it’s a real dish that you can order at a pizzeria in Okinawa, owned by the guy who runs an association that promotes insect-eating. I bet if you can get over your arachnophobia it’s crunchy and delicious. He makes beetle pizza, too. Um, yeah! …

Namie Amuro to star in Coca-Cola Zero CM

Namie Amuro has her second CM appearance set for 2009. Like the Vidal Sassoon spot, the upcoming CM (set to air on the 11th of this month) for Coca-Cola zero will feature Amuro in the ad as well as her upcoming single, “WILD,” which will be released on March 18, 2009. The single will be …

Special guest this Wednesday at OTW

Off the Wall chef Grant “Sandaa” Murata sensei (of the Afuso Ryu Gensei Kai Hawaii) emailed to let us know that they have a special guest this Wednesday (10/15) at the restaurant. The special guest is a friend of his who lived in Hawaii about 30 years ago and often performed at the old Club …