Okinawa - Post Report Question and Answers

Are local sports classes and/or activities available for kids?

If you are affiliated with the base there are lots of activities. My kids went to the Brazilian soccer club and loved it. My daughter also did dance and gymnastics on base and loved it but there was a long waiting list. The base has about everything. Off base, they also have lots of activities. If you go to an international school they do have most sports. If you go to Japanese public schools they also have a lot but they speak in Japanese and expect high attendance. Some of the sports are practiced four times a week for two hours a day. They love baseball and soccer. There are a few gymnastics places off base. The ones that are run by Americans work as if they were in America but the japanese ones expect kids to practice a lot more. - Jul 2021

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