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2013-07-30 23:03:26

Hosted by Best Selling Author Heidi Murkoff, the showers will support hundreds of military mothers deployed to Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa. Arlington, VA

2013-02-05 23:04:13

transcosmos provides monitoring operations at Okinawa MSP Center founded in 2007. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) February 05, 2013

2013-01-21 23:01:34

Japan's tropical region Okinawa has been a popular tropical getaway, and now receiving more cultural interest from international travelers. Okinawa, Japan

2008-08-17 18:00:37

A panel is to probe whether the 1972 reversion of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty from the United States was carried out fairly, a lawyer says. The investigation next month comes amid suspicion that there was a secret deal, the Kyodo news agency reported Sunday.

2008-07-16 18:00:29

Tokyo, July 16 (Jiji Press)--The governors of two Japanese prefectures, Fukushima and Okinawa, on Wednesday visited the head office of Japan Airlines to urge the company to rethink its plan to scrap three domestic routes.

2006-08-18 07:39:55

TOKYO (Reuters) - Burgers and booze have bloated waistlines so much in Japan's southern island of Okinawa that authorities in the capital have launched a slimming competition.

2006-05-29 22:36:43

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday approved a final plan to tighten bilateral security ties and reorganise U.S. troops in the country, part of Washington's global strategy to make its forces more flexible in the face of modern threats.

2006-04-24 00:47:30

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States have reached an agreement on the touchy issue of funding the relocation of U.S. Marines to Guam, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said on Monday.

2006-04-24 00:08:55

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States have reached an agreement on the touchy issue of funding the relocation of U.S. Marines to Guam, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said on Monday. The agreement paves the way for wrapping up a plan to realign the approximately 50,000 U.S.

2006-04-10 21:08:32

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will likely offer to pay nearly 70 percent of the estimated $10 billion cost of moving 8,000 U.S. Marines off its southern island of Okinawa, a Japanese newspaper reported on Tuesday, ahead of U.S.-Japan talks aimed at wrapping up a sweeping plan to reorganize U.S.

Latest Ryukyu Islands Reference Libraries

2012-04-03 14:51:27

Blue Coral, (Heliopora coerulea), is a species of coral in the Helioporidae family. It is commonly found in shallow coral reefs and is found extensively throughout the Indo-Pacific including the Ryukyu Islands in southwest Japan, the Coral Sea in northeast Australia, and American Samoa. The largest known blue coral colony in the world is off Ishigaki Island of the Yaeyama Islands in southwest Japan. This is the only known Octocoral known to produce a massive skeleton. The skeleton is...

Pajama Cardinalfish, Sphaeramia nematoptera
2009-06-19 12:35:41

The Pajama Cardinalfish (Sphaeramia nematoptera) is a fish that belongs to the Apogonidae family. These fish are a popular aquarium fish. The Pajama Cardinalfish can grow to be a length of 3 inches. The fish has red eyes and broad, dark, vertical "waistband" that is sprinkled with red spots that leads toward the tail. This fish has low vulnerability. Pajama Cardinalfish circulate throughout much of the West Pacific, from Jave to Fiji and from south of the Ryukyu Islands to the Great...

2006-12-26 10:58:24

The Amami Rabbit (Pentalagus furnessi), or Amami no Kuro Usagi, also known as the Ryukyu Rabbit, is a primitive dark-furred rabbit. It is only found in Amami Oshima and Toku-no-Shima, in Japan. The Amami Rabbit is a living remnant of ancient rabbits that once lived on the Asian mainland, where they died out. There are only two small islands where they survive today. The Amami Rabbit has short legs and a somewhat bulky body. It has rather large and curved claws, and is active at night....

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