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  Ishigaki, Okinawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ishigaki is the only city in the Yaeyama Islands and functions as the business and transport center of the archipelago.
Ishigaki Airport is the largest airport in the Yaeyama's and Japan's largest third-class airport.
A tsunami of record height occurred on Ishigaki island in 1771.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ishigaki   (131 words)

 Okinawa Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Okinawa's capital, Naha, is located in the southern part of the largest and most populous island, Okinawa Island, which is approximately half-way between Kyūshū and Taiwan.
Okinawa's location in the East China Sea, and relatively close proximity to Japan, Korea, China and South East Asia allowed the Ryūkyū Kingdom to become a prosperous trading nation.
Okinawa is a major producer of sugar cane, pineapples, papayas and other tropical fruits.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Okinawa_Prefecture   (1287 words)

 A Check-list of the Birds of Okinawa Prefecture
On Okinawa, one was captured on November 1983 on Miyazato, Nago-shi Okinawa by Tetsuo Tomori; the specimen is in Motobu Museum.
Record: The BL records the bird from Okinawa, Miyako, Ishigaki, Iriomote, Yonaguni and Daito Is. Ikenaga observed one bird on Iheya on 4 May 1984, and McWhirter saw one on Tokashiki on 8 October 1985.
It is on the YL from Ishigaki for 31 October 1976, 12 November 1977, and 3 February 1979.
www.cs.le.ac.uk /people/fdv1/BIRDS/OKINAWA/Okinawa3a.html   (7845 words)

 Yaeyama Islands - Wikitravel
Ishigaki, Iriomote and Taketomi all have their own dialects of this, and Yonaguni's is so distinct that it's usually considered its own language.
Ishigaki has some spectacular beaches and Iriomote is the only island in all Japan with authentic jungle and mangrove forests, while tiny Taketomi is known for its carefully maintained traditional Ryukyu village.
Ishigaki is known for its manta rays, while Yonaguni's star attractions are hammerhead sharks and underwater ruins.
wikitravel.org /en/Yaeyama_Islands   (982 words)

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Okinawa Prefecture (Japanese ; Okinawan Uchin) is Japan's southernmost prefecture, and consists of hundreds of islands known as The Ry ky Islands or Ry ky s, in an island chain over 1,000 km long, which extends southwest from Ky sh (the southwesternmost of Japan's main four islands) to...
Okinawa's location in the East China Sea, and relatively close proximity to Japan, Korea, China and South East Asia allowed the Ry ky Kingdom to become a prosperous trading nation.
Okinawa soba typically has chunks of pork, in some cases marinated in awamori.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/O/Okinawa-Prefecture.htm   (560 words)

 Okinawa - Wikitravel
Okinawa (沖縄; [1]) is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan.
Ishigaki — the hub of the Yaeyamas, with spectacular beaches and manta rays
The other end of the spectrum is Okinawa's host of resorts, usually located on a private beach in some remote corner of the island — which means you'll be stuck eating at the resort's expensive restaurant and using their expensive watersports services.
wikitravel.org /en/Okinawa   (2357 words)

Okinawa is a long, narrow, irregularly shaped island of volcanic origin with coral formations in the southern part.
Okinawa was the scene of the last great U.S. amphibious campaign in World War II.
Okinawa was placed in Aug., 1945, under a U.S. military governor and remained under U.S. control until May, 1972, when it was returned to Japan.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0836500.html   (250 words)

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On Okinawa, McWhirter observed one bird at Kijoka, Ohgimi-son on 6 September 1986, one bird at Teruma, Yonagusuku-son on 4 December 1986 and two birds at Namizato, Kin-cho on 1 March 1987.
Okinawa may be the most northern wintering area for the stint.
Hachisuka and Udagawa (1953) cite Cogswell (1948) as having observations from Okinawa.
www.cs.le.ac.uk /people/fdv1/BIRDS/OKINAWA/Okinawa3b.html   (8328 words)

 Ishigaki island, Okinawa - photos of sightseeing in Okinawa on Worldisround   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sightseeing in Okinawa - travel photos - In October Kayla and I headed down to Okinawa for a long weekend of autumn sunshine....
In October Kayla and I headed down to Okinawa for a long weekend of autumn sunshine.
Based on the main island of Ishigaki, we intended to island hop to the nearby beaches and coral reefs.
www.worldisround.com /articles/95517   (330 words)

 BornPlayDie - Japan Travel Photos
The purpose of my trip to Okinawa was for SCUBA diving specifically to see the mantas so this is what I did with most of my time.
For SCUBA divers the main attraction of Ishigaki during October is the mantas.
In okinawa the shamisen is called a "jamisen", because the instrument is made from snake skin instead of cat skin, and so the character "ja" which means snake is used.
www.bornplaydie.com /japan/travel/okinawa/okinawa.htm   (798 words)

 Worldwide Okinawa Events Calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Okinawa Governor Keiichi Inamine plans to attend this event along with the mayors and government officials from the various towns and cities in Okinawa.
In conjunction with the centennial celebration of Okinawa immigration to Hawaii, JTB plans to focus its Year 2000 Festival in Waikiki on Okinawa.
A Tu-Barama singing contest is held under the harvest moon on the 13th of August by the old calendar.
www.okinawa.com /wwevents.html   (1196 words)

 Okinawa 1988-1991
OKINAWA CITY — The communities of Okinawa City and Chatan passed unanimous resolutions last week opposing plans to allow the Japan Air Self-Defense Force joint use of Kadena Air Base.
Five other Okinawa municipalities — Naha, Nago, Kin, Kadena and Ginoza — and the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly have passed resolutions opposing the realignment plan, specifically the part of the proposal that calls for building a heliport to replace Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on part of Camp Schwab.
Residents of Okinawa and other communities, however, are resisting the plan out of concern about crime, noise and environmental damage associated with the bases, creating a huge diplomatic headache for policy-makers in Washington and Tokyo.
futenma.blogspot.com /2005_12_01_futenma_archive.html   (1980 words)

 Species-oriented community-based resource management: A Case study from small-scale fisheries in the Yaeyama islands, ...
Before and shortly after 1973, when Okinawa was restored to mainland Japan, the region's inshore fisheries were small-scale, part of a household economy, and characterized by strong economic ties between fishermen and fish buyers.
In Okinawa, Itoman city, which is located at the southern part of Okinawa's main island, is known as the homeland of the most active and skilled fishermen in Okinawa (Ueda 1992).
In all Okinawa prefecture, Ishigaki's figure is the second largest in number, second only to that of Naha, the capital of Okinawa Prefecture, where it is 118.
www.fao.org /DOCREP/004/Y1290E/y1290e0d.htm   (9042 words)

 Golden Colorado's First United Methodist Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Harold and Margaret Rickard -- missionaries to Okinawa and Japan.
At their request, Harold and Margaret were assigned to Yaeyama, the southernmost islands of Okinawa, in 1956.
In addition, the Yaeyama District Rural Center was established began to reach out to farm families on the ten islands with self-help projects including goats, poultry, and planting of improved pasture grasses.
goldenfirstumc.org /rickard/yaeyama.htm   (134 words)

 Okinawa hotels and accommodation, hotel reservations in Japan, by All-Hotels(tm)
Ishigaki Island, which is the center of the Yaeyama Island, is 50 minutes from the mainland of Okinawa by air.
The Okinawa Marriott Resort at Kariyushi Beach is a magnificent V-shaped fifteen story building overlooking the beautiful East...
Ishigaki Island · Kume Island · Nago ·; Naha ·; Okinawa Island
www.all-hotels.com /east_asia/japan/okinawa/home.htm   (497 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Okinawa Prefecture
Culturally, they are closer to Filipino and Chinese than mainland Japanese.Perhaps Okinawa's most famous cultural export is karate, probably a product of the close ties with, and influence of China on Okinawan culture.
Other prominent examples of Okinawan culture include the sanshin—a three-stringed Okinawan instrument, closely related to the Chinese sanxian, and ancestor of the Japanese shamisen, somewhat similar to a banjo.
Its body is often bound with snakeskin (from pythons, imported from elsewhere in Asia, rather than from Okinawa's poisonous habu, which are too small for this purpose, but which are sometimes used to make habu awamori...)—and the eisa dance—a traditional drumming dance.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Okinawa   (867 words)

An epidemiologic study of hepatitis B virus in Okinawa and Kyushu, Japan.
Hepatitis B surface antigen disappearance and hepatitis B surface antigen subtype: a prospective, long-term, follow-up study of Japanese residents of Okinawa, Japan with chronic hepatitis B virus infection.
Seroepidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection in hemodialysis patients and the general population in Fukuoka and Okinawa.
www.ajtmh.org /cgi/content/full/70/2/158   (3659 words)

 Military friendship association raises suspicions - JapanUpdate.com - Okinawa News, Classifieds, Events, Culture, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The organization wants to increase public awareness and understanding for the JSDF and US Military on Okinawa, and uses its meetings and social functions as opportunities to showcase bringing the two countries closer together.
Sakihama served as the representative during the formative period, and is the Sakishima Region Chairman.
Ginowan City Police, together with the Okinawa Prefectural Police, arrested Okinawa Gyoku-Ryu Kai gangster group boss Hakobu Sakumoto, Monday, on suspicion of violating the anti-prostitution law.
www.japanupdate.com /en?id=489   (805 words)

 Ishigaki City Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
We are currently working on a new version of the Ishigaki City English homepage.
The kind of news that is so much fun to read.
Ishigaki City Hall, 14 Misaki-cho, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa, 907-8501, Japan
gyosv.city.ishigaki.okinawa.jp /en   (83 words)

 Okinawa Travel Guides : Okinawa
The prefecture of Okinawa comprises more than one hundred islands, stretching over 700km of ocean from Kyushu southwest to Yonaguni-jima, almost within sight of Taiwan.
The largest island in the group, Okinawa-Honto, usually referred to simply as Okinawa, is the region's transport hub and home to its prefectural capital, Naha.
The exquisite local lacquerware has a long history in the islands, too, having been introduced over 500 years ago from China, but the glassware you'll find is much more recent: it's said production took off in the postwar years when Okinawans set about recycling the drinks bottles of the occupying US forces.
www.travelpages.com /japan/29240/guides   (1207 words)

 UNEP-WCMC - Ryukyu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
GEOGRAPHICAL SPREAD Ryukyu islands of Kuchinoerabu; Takara; Okinawa; Mina; Ishigaki; Iriomote; Hateruma; Yonayuki and some smaller islands; Taiwan; Kashoto Island, east coast Taiwan; Daito (=Borodino) Islands: Kita-daito, Minami-daito (Corbet & Hill, 1992).
Abundant in the southern and central parts of Okinawa.
Population appears to be large on Ishigaki, Iriomote and Yonayuki.
www.unep-wcmc.org /species/data/species_sheets/ryukyu-.htm   (446 words)

 Ishigaki Island
Blessed with sub-tropical temperatures, Ishigaki is a relaxed place.
Cattle raising, fishing and tourism seem to be the major industries.
This is a view of the northeastern arm of Ishigaki.
homepage.mac.com /hellbag/photos/PhotoAlbum22.html   (108 words)

 Okinawa Essay @ LocalColorArt.com (Local Color Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
However, in 1609 the Japanese Satsuma clan, who controlled the region that is now Kagoshima Prefecture, invaded.
A traditional craft, the fabric named bingata, is made in workshops on the main island and elsewhere.
"Okinawa" results in these other popular encyclopedia sites:
www.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/Okinawa   (1013 words)

Near Okinawa Island and Japan's Southernmost island "Yonagumi" Island.Stones in the pictures look much more man-made to me, than stone pavements of "lost civilization" off Bimini Island (I watch Discovery Channel very often!).
Okinawa Dive Map, Beach Information, Dive shops information, Hazardous Marine Life and more; well organized site
This is an producer of fashion accessories, located between Milan, Venice and Bologna, Italy.
www.divejapan.com /okinawainf.htm   (254 words)

 Canon Digital Photography Forums - Okinawa: Hontou, Ishigaki, Taketomi-jima, & Iriomote.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Anyway, I took a one week vacation from all the madness of Tokyo and headed down to Okinawa with no plan what-so-ever...
I managed to get up to some great stuff, and the pictures are just as beautiful.
HTML in messages is not allowed, plain website addresses are automatically made active by the board.
photography-on-the.net /forum/printthread.php?t=17440   (130 words)

 Japanese Language
Central and southern Okinawa Island, Kerama Islands, Kume-jima, Tonaki, Aguna islands, and islands east of Okinawa Island
Southern Okinawa, Ishigaki, Iriomote, Hatoma, Kohama, Taketomi, Kuroshima, Hateruma, Aregusuku islands
When the Catholic missionary Francis Xavier arrived in Japan in the 17th Century, he was confronted not only with a totally foreign language, but an amazingly complex language that seemed to change depending on the speakers.
www.koreanhistoryproject.org /Jta/Jp/JpLAN0.htm   (666 words)

 29th Minutes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Twenty-Ninth Joint Meeting of the UJNR Aquaculture Panel Meeting was held on November 7-15, 2000 in Ise and Ishigaki in Japan.
Seki explained the schedule of the field trip in Mie to visit a flounder aquaculture facility and Owase Sea Farming and Aquaculture Center of Mie Prefecture on November 9.
Sano, Ishigaki Tropical Station, Seikai National Fisheries Research Institute, explained the schedule of satellite symposium and field trip in Ishigaki, Okinawa, to visit Yaeyama Station of Japan Sea Farming Association, Fisheries Station of Okinawa Prefecture, Ishigaki Tropical Station, and Mangrove Area and Wildcat Preservation Center in Iriomote Island from November 13 to 15.
www.lib.noaa.gov /japan/aquaculture/minutes/29th_minutes.htm   (1969 words)

 Photokyo - Japan Pictures: Okinawa: Hontou, Ishigaki, Taketomi & Iriomote - August 31/2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A big head on the side of the road near Okinawa city
The people in Ishigaki prepared the tastiest Okinawan food I had all trip
Ma-ki-, the owner of the bar and ryokan that I stayed at in Ishigaki
www.photokyo.com /gallery2.asp?category=okinawa   (704 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Japan voters' panel: Mikiko Maedomari
In fact, the candidate who won made a speech in Ishigaki recently.
He did not once mention postal reform or the whole post office issue.
There are many other issues for us in Okinawa too.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/world/asia-pacific/4236622.stm   (289 words)

 Ishigaki island, Okinawa - Miyako island on the way to Ishigaki - Worldisround photo
Ishigaki island, Okinawa - Miyako island on the way to Ishigaki - Worldisround photo
Sightseeing in Okinawa picture - Once we made it to Naha, we hopped on the local island 'bus service' for our hour long flight to Ishigaki.
Once we made it to Naha, we hopped on the local island 'bus service' for our hour long flight to Ishigaki.
www.worldisround.com /articles/95517/photo3.html   (79 words)

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