Crafts and coral of an embattled coast

Travel Feb 11, 2017

Crafts and coral of an embattled coast

by Stephen Mansfield

A little north of the massive Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, a slew of scattered residential settlements and visitor sites are pincered between the Torii Station Army Base and an ammunition storage facility situated in Yomitan, a region of the southern mainland, where a ...

Rare photos of late 1800s Okinawa discovered

National May 14, 2014

Rare photos of late 1800s Okinawa discovered

by Toshiki Makino

A collector of old photos in Tokyo has discovered among his collections 29 pictures that experts say provide "extremely important" information about life in Okinawa during the late 1800s when the Meiji government abolished the Ryukyu Kingdom and seized control of its territory as ...

National Jul 24, 2000

Once reduced to ashes, Okinawa's Shuri Castle regains its stature

Leaders of the Group of Eight major powers had a traditional Okinawan dinner Saturday night at Shuri Castle here in the prefectural capital, including boiled sliced pig's ear, goya bitter melon and locally brewed awamori liquor. Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori hosted the dinner for the ...