Where I was staying there was this American man who had traveled down to Naha from the main islands of Japan for some special reason. I did not know what it was.
We headed out for dinner in the evening. As I remember we bought a meal each from a vending machine. He was quite adamant that we should eat the meal there in the street. I knew that the Japanese frowned upon this, but there was no one else around and he was my host I did not complain about his behavior.