The uplifting tones of Okinawan blues

Jan 30, 2016

The uplifting tones of Okinawan blues

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The winter vocabulary of the majority of Japan residents doesn’t include the color turquoise. Or aquamarine, azure or the somewhat intellectually pompous “cerulean.” This, however, is the palette I attempt to describe with my husband as we turn our tiny rental car onto the ...

Jan 26, 2016

What the Ginowan election means

The Abe administration should think again whether the Henoko project will truly serve to reduce Okinawa's U.S. base burden and enhance the stability of the security alliance.

Jan 17, 2016

Japan to tackle child poverty in Okinawa

The government announced Saturday it plans to implement from April antipoverty measures in Okinawa Prefecture targeted at children, including the placement of more than 100 specialized staff and the creation of around-the-clock assistance centers. Child poverty has become a serious issue in the nation’s ...

Great white shark dies after three days in Okinawa aquarium

Jan 8, 2016

Great white shark dies after three days in Okinawa aquarium

A great white shark has died after spending barely three days in a rare case of captivity in a Japanese aquarium. The 3.5-meter (11.5-foot) shark, which was accidentally caught in a net in southwestern Japan on Tuesday, died early Friday, according to Okinawa Churaumi ...