About the Author

Filed under:★2007 — posted by JAWjaw on 6/6/2007 @ 12:05 pm

Hi, I’m Just A Wife (JAW) and originally arrived on Okinawa in June 1973. Around a year later I met and married, after a very brief courtship, my husband, who is a native of the island. Since then, most of our time has been spent on Okinawa. This blog covers some of the aspects of my daily life on the island.

One aspect of daily life that gives me great pleasure is being able to combine learning new things with the creative aspect of my character and developing new projects from that marriage. Some of the creative projects that I’ve been able to work on over the years are writing lyrics, learning about computers and websites (this blog for example), experimenting in the culinary arts, and more recently, creating videos and delving into the audio aspects of the web with original tunes- such as this site’s theme melody Ryukyu Nights.

Other aspects that occupy my daily life on island are our dogs and barkeeping at my husband’s live music bar on the weekends.


  1. hi dawn,
    just to let you know that i enjoyed visiting your website. mario has been visiting it also and we’re both having fun reminiscing the past. please send me you and taki’s email address so i can contact you. met a guy who has kotobuki music he taped in ’75. really cool later, renny

    Comment by renny braga — 1/14/2008 @ 12:45 pm

  2. Hey Renny,

    Nice to hear from you. Funny that a guy has some music from ’75. Another guy from’74 came in with some tapes about a month ago. Things here about the same. Taki playing bass, my barkeeping, and both of us doing our various music projects.

    I’ll send you his new address. Take care…

    Comment by JAWjaw — 1/14/2008 @ 2:19 pm

  3. Your the KHS grad that works at Jet right? We’ve talked several times. I come in with Mark Payne on occasion when I am back home on the island. I graduated in 71 from Kubasaki. Great website. See you in Dec

    Your still there aren’t you?

    Comment by Ron Thomas — 8/28/2008 @ 8:25 am

  4. Yes, I’m the KHS grad at Live Music Bar JET and yes, we are still open. See you in Dec

    Comment by JAWjaw — 9/2/2008 @ 8:12 am

  5. Hello again, my last post to your site was back in Aug-Oct 2005 when we were talking about Medusa. I have a new link http://gtsnet.us/Military/Medusa.htm. Glad to see your website is still around. Still wishing I could go back to the island, It was such a nice place. Steve

    Comment by Steve Wilcox — 1/19/2010 @ 1:56 pm

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