Living in Okinawa

Expensive as hell! Luckily I'm not paying the bill...US Military. Good stuff. Went to Thailand for twenty nine days. After going there I decided to stay in Okinawa another year. I like the people, the climate and the region.

Do any of you live in Japan or Oki?

I have heard so many good things about Okinawa's people, food, and beaches.
I'm going very soon to Okinawa for a week. Can you recommend me any good local dish? What is the specialty?