A tribute to the women of '70s Okinawa

Jul 16, 2017

A tribute to the women of '70s Okinawa

Photographer Mao Ishikawa, whose work frequently depicts personal, political and racial intersections in her native Okinawa, has published a new volume revisiting her 1970s portraits of Japanese bar hostesses and U.S. servicemen near the Kadena Air Base. "Red Flower: The Women of Okinawa" ("Akabana: Okinawa ...

Boxing legend Gushiken inspires younger Okinawa generation

Jul 7, 2017

Boxing legend Gushiken inspires younger Okinawa generation

Yoko Gushiken, a boxing legend who hails from Okinawa, hopes young people from prefecture will be brave enough to take on any challenge and succeed in any field. "I had been fighting 120 percent for Okinawa," Gushiken said in a recent interview, recalling the days ...

Driverless vehicles put through road tests in Okinawa

/ Jun 26, 2017

Driverless vehicles put through road tests in Okinawa

Self-driving vehicles were put through road tests Monday in Okinawa, with officials from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry saying they hope the technology will be adopted soon. The tests overseen by METI saw two four-seater electric carts navigate roads fitted with the required ...