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THE OKINAWA FACTOR

Japan Times
JAPAN / THE OKINAWA FACTOR
Sep 14, 2002
Okinawans look to tackle problems on own terms
NAHA, Okinawa Pref. -- Every third Monday, members of an underground community bank gather in a bar in downtown Naha.
Japan Times
JAPAN / THE OKINAWA FACTOR
Sep 13, 2002
Okinawa's free-trade zones failing to attract companies
GUSHIKAWA, Okinawa Pref. -- The Acrorad Co. factory in Okinawa's Nakagusuku Free Trade Zone looks out on more than 100 hectares of empty lots.
Japan Times
JAPAN / THE OKINAWA FACTOR
Aug 16, 2002
The Okinawan dollar-yen juggling act
Tenth in an occasional series By MAYUMI NEGISHI Staff writer NAHA, Okinawa Pref. -- On Aug. 15, 1971, U.S. President Richard Nixon took the dollar off the gold standard and introduced floating exchange rates, sending the greenback plummeting.
Japan Times
JAPAN / THE OKINAWA FACTOR
Aug 15, 2002
Postwar legacy holds key to identity of Okinawans
NAHA, Okinawa Pref. -- Akira Hamamatsu, 75, recalls Emperor Hirohito's surrender broadcast on Aug. 15, 1945, as little more than a garbled voice mixed with static.
JAPAN / THE OKINAWA FACTOR
Jul 2, 2002
Okinawa drops bid to catch up, pitches own pace
Blue skies, blue seas and pure white sandy beaches -- a subtropical paradise and coral delight for divers.
JAPAN / THE OKINAWA FACTOR
May 17, 2002
School taps into popularity of jobs at U.S. facilities
NAHA, Okinawa Pref. -- Growing up near Kadena Air Base and witnessing the rough antics of American soldiers, Yasuhiko Toyozato could be forgiven if he harbored negative feelings toward U.S. forces here.
Japan Times
JAPAN / THE OKINAWA FACTOR
May 16, 2002
Love-hate ties bind Okinawans, U.S. military
OKINAWA CITY, Okinawa Pref. -- Many former American soldiers who once stayed at the Diego Hotel near the U.S. Kadena Air Base here regard the hotel's manager with a reverence usually reserved for their own mothers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / THE OKINAWA FACTOR
May 15, 2002
Nuclear pact ensured smooth Okinawa reversion
On Nov. 21, 1969, President Richard Nixon met with Prime Minister Eisaku Sato in Washington to discuss an extremely delicate issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / THE OKINAWA FACTOR
May 14, 2002
Handover of Okinawa to Japan was prickly issue
Tsuyoshi Sakurai remembers when Japan allocated 1 billion yen to Okinawa in its first financial assistance package in fiscal 1962, when the islands of the Ryukyus were still under U.S. rule.
JAPAN / THE OKINAWA FACTOR
May 2, 2002
Nago ponders base-for-cash community conundrum
NAGO, Okinawa Pref. -- A prefabricated building behind Jisei Asato's home in the Toyohara district of Nago used to be an office occupied by the Kube Area Economic Promotion Council. It is now closed and bears "for rent" signs.

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