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 Okinawa Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The islands that now make up Okinawa Prefecture were formerly not part of Japan, but part of an independent nation called the Ryūkyū Kingdom.
Okinawa's capital, Naha, is located in the southern part of the largest and most populous island, Okinawa Honto, 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. /wiki/Okinawa   (1263 words)

 Okinawa, Okinawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Okinawa (沖縄市; -shi), or Okinawa City, is a city of Japan located on the island of Okinawa Honto in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
Okinawa City is the second largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, following Naha, the largest and capital city.
The city was founded on April 1, 1974 with the merger of Koza, Okinawa (formerly Goya, Okinawa, and Goeku, Okinawa prior to that) and Misato, Okinawa. /wiki/Okinawa,_Okinawa   (120 words)

 About Okinawa
Okinawa is the largest island, encompassing over half of the land area (2,244 square kilometers) of Okinawa Prefecture.
Okinawa is Japan's most southerly prefecture and consists of 50 inhabited and 110 uninhabited subtropical islands.
Okinawa was officially annexed as a Japanese prefecture under the Meiji government in 1879. /docs/aboutokinawa/aboutokinawa.html   (269 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. /wiki/Battle_of_Okinawa   (999 words)

 Long Island University - Japan - Okinawa Center
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. /but04/japan/okinawa/okinawa.html   (1018 words)

 JapanCorner - The Benihana Guide to Japan
Okinawa is one of 161 islands in the prefecture of Okinawa whose total population is about 1.32 million.
After the prefecture of Okinawa was established in 1879, the national government attempted to make Japanese the standard; however, it wasn’t until the age of radio and television that the local dialect began to change.
Naha, the capital of Okinawa and the prefecture, is a popular tourist destination because of its many historical landmarks and proximity to some of the world’s finest beachside resorts. /okinawa.asp   (1385 words)

 Welcome to Ken Matsuoka's Home Okinawa
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.
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. /kenmazuoka/9909KenO.htm   (11483 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. /list/e1247.html   (287 words)

 Okinawa in Postwar Japanese Politics and the Economy
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.
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. /ryukyu/history/Okinawa/Postwar   (10480 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.
On Okinawa there are several observations of 1-7 birds at Namizato, Kin-cho from 24 October to 1 November 1981 (McWhirter, M. Kaneshiro, others), one at Namizato, Kin-cho on 15 September 1984 by Nakasone, and at least one from 6 to 30 October 1985 at Kijoka, Ohgimi-son (Kaneda, Takehara, others).
On Okinawa, a breeding record was given by Higa and Ikenaga on Gesashi, Higashi-son, Okinawa from June to July 1983, subsp. /people/ferjan/BIRDS/OKINAWA/Okinawa3a.html   (7845 words)

 Kikkoman Soy Sauce - Food Forum - Okinawa: Land of Longevity
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.
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. /forum/026/ff026.html   (987 words)

 Okinawa Politics Masahide Ota
Okinawa, seen from outside as a whole, is armed to the teeth, contrary to the new chances for peace in the post-Cold War world.
Okinawa's determination not to cooperate with bellicose schemes of any country is the first step toward its own safety.
After the reversion of Okinawa to Japan, the former landowners initiated a lawsuit to recover their property rights, but the courts ruled, without evidence, that the landowners had voluntarily transferred their properties to the state. /ota.html   (1715 words)

 Virtual Okinawa - History
Even Okinawa prefecture revived, most of problems in Okinawa are not solved yet.
But in 1879, Meiji government put Okinawa prefecture by using power.
From the 9th to 13th century, Okinawa was having excitement age by top ranks, which were called "aji" were competed. /about_okinawa/articles/history.html   (486 words)

 Asia Times Online :: Japan News and Japanese Business and Economy
Naha port is in the west of the Okinawa prefecture capital and is used for unloading and storing military supplies, while the Makimoto supply base is used for storing and controlling military goods.
The US bases some 47,000 troops in Japan, and residents in Okinawa prefecture - where many of the troops are based - have long complained of crime, crowding and noise linked to the military.
A survey conducted jointly by the Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting Corp in August showed that 83% of eligible voters in Okinawa were opposed to the original plan to relocate Futenma Air Station to the waters off the Henoko district of Nago City. /atimes/Japan/GJ29Dh01.html   (1636 words)

 Okinawa info.
Okinawa’s reputation for having the longest life spans of any people in Japan is attributed to many things, including the temperate climate here in the southernmost prefecture.
Before the conclusion of World War II, the islands formed the Okinawa Prefecture of Japan.
Almost all of the prefecture's population lives on the island of Okinawa.   (7179 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.
Okinawa Prefecture is Japan's only subtropical climate within 24N to 28N latitude, and has an average temperature of 23 degree.
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. /overview.html   (226 words)

 New Page 1
Okinawa became a prefecture in the 12th year of Meiji due to the abolition of the clan system in 1879.
Okinawa is the largest island, occupying about 53 percent of the prefecture’s total land area.
From the end of World War II, Okinawa was under the /joslinj/newpage11.htm   (401 words)

 Okinawa on
Okinawa is a long, narrow, irregularly shaped island of volcanic origin with coral formations in the southern part.
It is the largest of the Okinawa Islands in the Ryukyu Islands archipelago.
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. /html/O/Okinawa.asp   (893 words)

 Okinawa - Wikitravel
Okinawa (沖縄; [1]) is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan.
Kitadaito — the easternmost island in the prefecture.
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. /en/Okinawa   (2344 words)

Their presence in Okinawa is an indispensable element of the U.S. global strategy, under which 100,000 troops are forward deployed in Asia.
There are also presentations from companies in and outside the prefecture and from the leading general construction company in the U.S. Those ideas are now on the table for the prefectural government's review.
Meanwhile, however, local political parties and citizens' groups, which are opposed to the option of relocation in the prefecture, are now reacting negatively to the governor's decision. /isd/archives/dsjp/summaries/1999/August/Sm990812.doc   (1995 words)

Arc is in negotiations with the Okinawa Prefecture Government, some large funding sources, and the University of Okinawa to develop an overall Okinawa Island-wide Environmental Impact Study of the Okinawa Bases.
Because Okinawa is, from an environmental standpoint, a discrete ecological unit, and because American military presence there is so large, it is possible under a rigorous analysis to determine the actual consequences of that form of land and water usage.
In 2002, we conducted another half-day workshop in Okinawa City on the impacts of military activities on the environment and its implications for Okinawa, and met with representatives of the Prefectural Base Conversion Agency. /Okinawa.shtml   (615 words) - World > Asia > Japan > Okinawa
Atlantis Okinawa is a virtual shopping mall, based upon the theme of Yonaguni Island, of the Ryukyu chain of Okinawa, Japan.
Okinawa called Ryukyu has individual cultures because people traded with the foreign countries.
Okinawa classifieds, forum, message board, pictures, club, Virtual phone directory and much more. /world/asia/japan/okinawa.html   (442 words)

 HITACHI : News Release : May 20, 1999
Hitachi, Ltd. (President: Etsuhiko Shoyama) today announced the establishment of a new software development company "Okinawa Hitachi Network Systems Co., Ltd." (tentative name) in Okinawa Prefecture on October 1.
The company is also a part of business expansion of the Hitachi group and will be developed in cooperation with the Government's Okinawa economic buildup policies.
Under these conditions, Hitachi will establish a new company to conduct software development and design mainly for corporate information systems in Okinawa jointly with two companies in the Hitachi group. /New/cnews/E/1999/990520C.html   (216 words)

 Kobayashi Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate Dojo Okinawa Culture
Contains interesting information on U.S. military bases on the prefecture of Okinawa, a basic overview of the prefecture, tourism and cultures, upcoming local events, and the government's activities.
General description of the Okinawa's geography and demographics.
Weekly newspaper, in English, which details current events of Okinawa. /Class/est572/rmahler/okinawa.htm   (216 words)

 Okinawa Prefecture
Due to replacement of transmission equipment, the Okinawa Prefectural Webpage and E-mail based on the Okinawa Prefectural Server will be inaccessible during the following times:
A communications interruption of 10 minutes will occur at some time during the above-mentioned period. /english   (164 words)

 Yonabaru, Japan - Okinawa Prefecture
Yonabaru (与那原町; -chou) is a town located in Shimajiri district, Okinawa, Japan.
As of 2003, the town has an estimated population of 15,203 and the density of 3,276.51 persons per km². /geography/okinawa/yonabaru.htm   (107 words) Okinawa culture, Okinawa travel, Okinawa photos, Okinawa language, recipes, dance, music, Okinawa links, Okinawa travelogue
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Once we meet and talk, we are brothers and sisters.   (96 words)

 The Contemporary Okinawa Website - Point of Entry
The Contemporary Okinawa Website - Point of Entry   (8 words)

 Links, Links, Links! - Okinawa Prefecture's Peace and Anti-Nuclear Weapons Declaration
E-mail the Okinawa Peace Network of Los Angeles at - Sign on to letter on Okinawa /resources/links.htm   (85 words)

 Okinawa (Yokoso!JapanForum)
Okinawa is Japan& 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.
The islands making up Okinawa Prefecture, are also known as the Ryukyu Islands, named after the native culture, which is distinctly different from that of the rest of Japan in terms of language, cuisine, arts, etc. /JapanCultures/ar/t13.htm   (271 words)

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