I just discovered this community and it's nice to see others interested in the culture!
I'm actually half Okinawan, grew up on the island as an Air Force Brat but now I'm back here on my own as an international student at the University of the Ryukyus in Nishihara. I'm lucky that most of my family is still here on the island (grandmothers, aunts, uncles cousins and all^^)
I've been keeping my livejournal for the year I've been here about all the things I've seen and noticed (now, with adult eyes) since coming back to the island and as a way to keep my friends and family back home updated.
Anyway, my real reason for this post is that I just wanted to say hi to everyone and I hope I can be of help to anyone who has any questions about being an international student here or anything else I can help with!