Life in Okinawa
20 May 2020 - 14:25
In the wake of COVID-19, OIST supported its campus community and local performers with an open-air concert.
1 May 2020 - 11:55
See how a group of OIST physicists used their knowledge to create a device that allows medical workers to safely re-use face masks.
23 Dec 2019 - 09:00
OIST Science Festival 2019
17 Jun 2019 - 15:09
OKINAWA, Japan (17 June 2019) – Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has received a pledge of ¥30M from Nikken Housing to support the Institute’s innovation and...
Type: Press release
28 Mar 2019 - 14:42
Umi-budo don is a traditional Okinawan dish prepared with the umi-budo seaweed. The seaweed is served over rice with sea urchin, salmon roe and sanbaisu sauce, made from equal parts soy sauce,...
20 Mar 2019 - 11:05
Along the tropical coastline of Okinawa, Japan, farmers raise rows of delectable seaweed and harvest tens of thousands of tons of the crop each year. Unfortunately, scientists predict that pollution...
Type: News Article
19 Mar 2019 - 14:03
Music: ”Driven to Success", ”Awake" and "Across the Sky" by Scott Holmes Licensed under (CC BY-NC 4.0) http://freemusicarchive.org/music/...
12 Mar 2019 - 10:59
Researchers from the Marine Genomics Unit stand with co-authors from the Onna Fisheries Cooperative on Nabee Beach in Okinawa. Together, the team collected and decoded the genome of ito-mozuku (...
12 Mar 2019 - 10:57
Mozuku, a type of brown seaweed, contains exceptionally high levels of fucoidan compared to other seaweeds. This is especially true of the sporophyte of the “Onna-1” strain of ito-mozuku, a very big...
23 Dec 2018 - 18:00
Welcome to OISTer Pearls, a series all about the people behind the science here at OIST. We're starting with perhaps one of our most adventurous researchers, a real "Okinawa Jones": Vladimir Dinets...
29 Aug 2018 - 10:59
The next generation of researchers got a taste of the life scientific this week, as local school kids in Onna Village and neighboring regions in Okinawa participated in the 2018 Children’s School of...
Type: News Article
19 Mar 2018 - 11:44
The Challengers get a taste of Okinawa on a trip to Ocean Expo Park.