While I usually avoid hopping on a plane first thing after school:s out for the summer, that seems to be exactly what I:ll be doing. Some friends have contacts who are teachers at the American school in Okinawa (a Dept. of Defense school) and we are going to crash on Okinawa island for several days. (well, hopefully not literally crash, of course.)
Since Okinawa is at the very tip of Japan:s archipelagos, it actually enters into sub-tropical climate, perfect to start a summer holiday. I:m looking forward to swimming and beaching and maybe even some scuba diving-- for what is pretty much like the first time in a year!
I:m sure I:ll have internet access while I:m gone, but in case you don:t hear from me for a week, it:s either because I:m too relaxed or too busy.
Here's a famous band called The BOOM that is influenced with traditional Okinawan music and a bit of ska: