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  Okinawa Prefecture of Japan - Japan's Geography
Okinawa is the southern most prefecture of Japan and the main island of the Ryukyu island chain.
Permission to punish Okinawa was granted the rulers in Edo, doubtless happy that the murderous Satsuma clan was causing trouble elsewhere, to the south — not north in Tokyo.
Okinawa was the only place where there was a land battle in Japan during WW II, and it was the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War.
www.japan-101.com /geography/geography_prefecture_okinawa.htm   (2033 words)

  
 Okinawa Travel Guide: Okinawa Prefecture
Okinawa is Japan's southernmost prefecture, consisting of a few dozen, small islands in the southern half of the Nansei Shoto, the island chain which stretches over about one thousand kilometers from Kyushu to Taiwan.
Okinawa Prefecture can be divided into three major island groups, the Okinawa Islands (Okinawa Shoto) around Okinawa Island (Okinawa Honto), the Miyako Islands (Miyako Retto) around Miyako Island and the Yaeyama Islands (Yaeyama Retto) around Ishigaki Island.
An independent kingdom and tributary state to China for several centuries, the Ryukyu Islands came under control of the Satsuma feudal fief (today's Kagoshima Prefecture) in the 17th century, and were made a Japanese prefecture in 1879, accompanied by efforts to assimilate the native population.
www.japan-guide.com /list/e1247.html   (337 words)

  
  Japan Omnibus - Sightseeing - Okinawa
In recent years, Okinawa has been a breeding ground for popular musicians, such as The Nenes, The Boom, Amuro Namie and her former backing dancers Max.
It was not until after the Sino-Japanese War in 1895 that Okinawa Prefecture became an undisputed part of Japan.
The prefectural capital of Naha is in the south, and is the business and transport hub of the region.
www.japan-zone.com /omnibus/okinawa.shtml   (693 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   (1287 words)

  
 Okinawa prefecture
Okinawa (沖縄) is the southern most prefecture of Japan and the main island of the Ryukyu island chain.
The Battle of Okinawa, fought in 1945, was one of the last major battles of World War II, claiming the lives of an estimated 120,000 people.
Okinawa was the only place where there was a land battle in Japan during WW II, and it was the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ok/Okinawa.html   (930 words)

  
 Okinawa Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Okinawa Island (沖縄本島 Okinawa-hontō) is the largest of the Ryukyu Islands, and is home to Naha, the capital of Okinawa Prefecture.
In 1990, the total population of Okinawa Island was an estimated 1.22 million people, comprising Ryukyuans (especially native Okinawans), Japanese people, and expatriates, as well as American military personnel and their families.
Whereas northern Okinawa Island is largely unpopulated, the south is markedly urbanized—particularly the city of Nago, and the urban corridor stretching from Okinawa City through Naha.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Okinawa_Island   (293 words)

  
 Okinawa Prefecture
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.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Farticles.gourt.com%2F%3Farticle%3DOkinawa%26type%3Den   (1402 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Okinawa prefecture Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Okinawa Prefecture is Japan 's southernmost prefecture, and consists of 169 islands known as The Ryky Islands; or Rykys, in an island chain...
Okinawa's capital, Naha, is located in the southern part of the largest and most populous island, Okinawa Honto (沖縄本島), which is approximately half-way between Kyūshū; and Taiwan.
In 1972, Okinawa once again became part of Japan, although to this day the US maintains a large military presence there, including some 28,000 servicemen who are a major source of employment for local Okinawans.
www.ipedia.com /okinawa_prefecture.html   (872 words)

  
 Welcome to Ken Matsuoka's Home Okinawa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Okinawa prefectural police on Friday night arrested a U.S. airman suspected of rape after he was handed over by the U.S. The arrest of U.S. Air Force Senior Staff Sgt. Timothy Woodland, 24, came four days after police obtained a warrant and eight after the alleged rape took place.
Hailston was reacting to a resolution passed unanimously by the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly on Jan. 19 demanding a reduction in the number of U.S. Marines in the prefecture, after the alleged molestation of a 16-year-old girl by a U.S. Marine on Jan. 9.
Mori was in Okinawa Prefecture for a one-day trip to attend a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of the main venue for the Group of Eight summit in July in the city of Nago, in the north of the island.
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 Search Results for "Okinawa Prefecture"
It is the largest of the Okinawa Islands in the...
Okinawa is the largest and most important island of the...
...the Ryukyus, and when the island was returned to Japan in 1972, it became the capital of Okinawa prefecture.
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 Okinawa Prefecture: News & Videos about Okinawa Prefecture - CNN.com
U.S. forces in Japan have charged a Marine with raping a 14-year-old girl in Okinawa, the Marines said Friday, pressing ahead with a case that spurred protests against the U.S. presence on the island.
American troops and their families stationed in Okinawa have been given new restrictions because of a recent accusation that a 38-year-old U.S. Marine raped a 14-year-old Japanese girl, the U.S. military said.
A high-level American delegation may be headed to Okinawa soon to smooth strained relations with Japan after allegations a U.S. Marine raped a Japanese teenager.
topics.edition.cnn.com /topics/okinawa_prefecture   (1706 words)

  
 Overview of Okinawa
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan's southwesternmost prefecture, consists of 49 inhabited and 110 uninhabited islands scattered over an area 1,000 from east to west and 400km from north to south.
The islands are divided into three major groups : the Okinawa island group, the Miyako island group, and the Yaeyama island group.Okinawa island is by far the largest, followed in turn by Iriomote island, Isigaki island and Miyako island.
Okinawa Prefecture is Japan's only subtropical climate within 24N to 28N latitude, and has an average temperature of 23 degree.
www.pref.okinawa.jp /overview.html   (226 words)

  
 Japanese Militarism & Diaoyutai (Senkaku) Island - A Japanese Historian's View
The year when Ryukyu was turned into Okinawa Prefecture was also the year when the conflict between the Ching government of China and Japan concerning the title to these territories reached a climax.
But according to reports published in the Okinawa Mainichi Shimbun (January 1 to 9, 1910), which lauded the merits of Koga, the prefectural government did not grant his application because "it was not clear at the time whether the island belonged to the (Japanese) empire".
Whether Koga's application to the Okinawa prefectural and central governments for a lease of the Tiaoyu Island (Diaoyutai) was made before or after the outbreak of the 1894 Japan-Ching war remains inknown, but both the prefectural and central governments had declared that title to that island was uncertain.
www.skycitygallery.com /japan/diaohist.html   (3197 words)

  
 Okinawa (Japan)
Until early in the 19th century, the ships sailing between China and Okinawa (Ryukyu/LooChu Islands) was a gold or dark yellow triangle with a red sphere in the center, and bordered with red small triangles.
The prefecture of Okinawa was established on 16 May 1972 when Okinawa and the Ryukyu islands, which had been administered by the United States since 1945, were restored to Japan.
The organization threatened suit to prevent the new prefecture government from using the red-white-blue logo for itself.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/jp-47.html   (747 words)

  
 Okinawa.com Travel, Culture, Links and more - Home
As written in the title, this tome takes the fact that Okinawa Prefecture is the longevity capital (prefecture or state) of the world, and attributes this fact to something that we can learn from older people.
And stepping outside of the political and cultural borders of whichever country the prospective parent is a citizen, probably doubles the anxiety.
This is a historical fiction following the life of a yuta (fortune teller) in Okinawa from childhood to her death at age ninety.
www.okinawa.com   (686 words)

  
 Cheap flights to Okinawa with consolidators airfare
Okinawa Naha International Airport in Japan, is situated 3 kilometer (2 miles) from the center of Naha, the capital of Okinawa island, and is the fifth largest airport in Japan.
The waters around the Okinawa's islands are said to be the most beautiful in the world with splendid coral reefs and a very abundant marine life, hence scuba diving is rated as a top attraction of Okinawa.
Okinawa Chanpuru is basically a stir-fry dish, using a combination of tofu, leeks and eggs plus fish or meat.
www.thaipro.com /flights/cheap-okinawa-flights.htm   (911 words)

  
 Airport Technology - Naha Airport (OKA/ROAH), Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Okinawa has become a more popular tourist destination and the airport has seen passenger numbers rise by about 30% in the period up to 2005.
The Okinawa urban monorail (Yui Rail) that connects the airport to the town centre and 13 other stations opened in August 2003.
Okinawa is also seeing the construction of an urban monorail that connects the airport to the town centre and 13 other stations.
www.airport-technology.com /projects/naha   (1006 words)

  
 Okinawa Prefecture - The New York Sun   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At least two articles have made the claim that "Okinawa was the only...
Excerpt: What is believed to be the first giant manta ray born in captivity has arrived at a southern Japanese aquarium, the facility said Sunday.
Excerpt: The Environment Ministry plans to artificially breed the Yanbaru kuina, or Okinawa rail, a bird on the verge of extinction found only on the...
www.nysun.com /related_results.php?term=Okinawa+Prefecture   (207 words)

  
 jomonjapan.org: Okinawa
Gusikawa Island in the Izena Islands, a small island group NW of Okinawa main island, was occupied by at least 3,000 years ago.
Within the prefecture (Okinawa-ken) there are three island groups from North to South: Okinawa, Miyako, and Yaeyama.
Okinawa: Iheya-jima, Izena-jima, Okinawa, Ie-shima, Aguni-shima, Tanaki-shima, Zamami-jima, Takashi-ki-jima, Kume-jima.
www.jomonjapan.org /okinawa.html   (290 words)

  
 History of Oita Prefecture
Shogun's demesnes of Shimoge, Hita, Kusu incorporated in Hita Prefecture, and MATSUKATA Masayoshi became the Prefectural Governor.
Shimoge and Usa Districts were incorporated from Fukuoka Prefecture to Oita Prefecture.
Kyushu and Okinawa 8 Prefectures Allied Mutual Aid Association Meeting was held.
www.pref.oita.jp /10400/o_book/english/history_of_oita.html   (730 words)

  
 Long Island University - Japan - Okinawa Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Okinawa Prefecture consists of 160 primary islands, and occupies the southern half of the Ryukyu archipelago.
With a total land surface of 2,265 square km, Okinawa Prefecture is the only Japanese prefecture in the subtropical zone, and is famous for its blue seas and white sandy beaches.
In this manner, Okinawa was placed under the reign of the Yamato Court but was treated as a special region without the burden of taxation as in Japan proper because of the great distance involved.
www.liu.edu /but04/japan/okinawa/okinawa.html   (1018 words)

  
 Okinawa in Postwar Japanese Politics and the Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Okinawa was the sacrifice of Okinawa Prefecture by the central government in the absurd hope of somehow being able to turn the tides of war into a direction favorable to Japan.
By the 1980s, Okinawa Prefecture's average standard of living was about 70% of the average for all of Japan--a major increase compared with the American years, but still the lowest of any of Japan's prefectures.
Okinawa's tourist industry is based on the prefecture's natural resources such as spectacular beaches, thriving coral reefs, mangrove swamps, mountain forests to retain rainwater, and so forth.
www.east-asian-history.net /ryukyu/history/Okinawa/Postwar   (10480 words)

  
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On 28 July 2004, Naha Family Court, Okinawa Prefecture, allowed an official sex-change of a transsexual woman, generally thought as the first court approval under the new law.
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 Taiwan,...
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.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/O/Okinawa-Prefecture.htm   (579 words)

  
 Battle of Okinawa - Wikimedia Commons
The Battle of Okinawa, fought on the island of Okinawa in the Ryukyu Islands (south of the four big islands of Japan) was the largest amphibious assault during the Pacific campaign of World War II.
Okinawa's Landscape in the south is marked by fields of grain and vegetables, broken only by humps of coral, farmhouses, and villages.
Overcoming the last resistance on Okinawa was aided by propaganda leaflets, one of which is being read by a prisoner awaiting transportation to the rear.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Okinawa   (1045 words)

  
 Okinawa, Japan
Okinawa is equidistant from several parts of the Pacific, whether it's Tokyo, Seoul, Taiwan or the Philippines.
Okinawa is the largest of more than 140 islands in Okinawa Prefecture (of which only 47 are populated).
Their chief complaint is that the Okinawa prefecture hosts over half of the US forces in Japan and that about 75 percent of the land US forces occupy in Japan is on Okinawa.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/okinawa.htm   (2610 words)

  
 Kikkoman Soy Sauce - Food Forum - Okinawa: Land of Longevity
The ancient name for Okinawa is Ryukyu: linguistically, the Ryukyu language is considered a dialect of Japanese, and the Okinawan people belong to the same cultural lineage as those living on the Japanese mainland.
Vegetables common in Okinawa, such as goya (known as bitter gourd) and nabera (loofah or towel gourd), were at one time not eaten on the Japanese main islands, except in southern Kyushu.
Although women in Okinawa still claim the longest average lifespan in Japan, the figures for men are falling, owing to an increase in lifestyle-related illnesses brought on by the great influx into Japan of Western foods that are high in fats and cholesterol.
www.kikkoman.com /forum/026/ff026.html   (987 words)

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