• Okinawan Food

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  • About Okinawa

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  • What is an Inkan?

    In Japan, inkan (also called “hanko”) are used instead of signatures to close contracts and as an acknowledgement of understanding between di...

  • Leaving Okinawa

    OIST does not provide the same level of support when you leave as when you arrive. However, the relocation team will provide you with information that...

  • OIST Facilities

    Facillities Medical Center OIST Medical Center is a medical team composed with OIST Clinic and Health Center. We aim to provide comprehensive health...

  • Residence Card and Visa

    Please contact the Relocation Team for residence card renewal and information to apply for the highly skilled visa.   Residence Card ...

  • Arrive at Naha Airport

    Arrival at Naha Airport For your arrival at Naha Airport (那覇空港), we can arrange someone to pick you up (a member of the Relocation Team, a ...

  • School Registration for Children

    To enroll your child in a local public school, you need to submit an enrollment application. The application form can be obtained from the Town/C...

  • Housing Information

    OIST has on-campus housing for professors, researchers, technicians, and students. If you are interested in campus housing, please contact the OI...

  • Logistics/Air Tickets/Transportation to Local Airport

    Air Tickets OIST will bear the cost of a direct, one-way flight from the airport closest to your current home or work place to Naha-shi, Okinawa. OIS...