Do You Think Okinawa Is Part of Japan?
September 10, 2008 4:05pm CST
Many Okinawan people, especially the old generation said Okinawa is not part of Japan. They said Okinawa is under the Kingdom of Ryukyu and it's an independent state, not Japan. What do you think? p.s Okinawa is the southern most of Japan. It's near Taiwan
13 Sep 09
Maybe the older people think that way, but the younger people don't seem to think so. Okinawa IS very different from the rest of Japan, but they've been part of Japan for a long time now and a lot of Japanese customs have moved in. Although there's a pretty strong American influence too because of the military bases.