History[change | change source]
In 1908, Okinawa Prefecture established the villages of Goeku and Misato. During the occupation of Japan, the U.S. military government established the city of Koza (コザ市, Koza-shi) in Goeku.
In 1974, the city of Okinawa was created by the merger of Misato and Koza.
Geography[change | change source]
the city of Okinawa is located in the central part of the island of Okinawa. It is about 20 km north of Naha.
Military[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Okinawa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 746.
- "Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan" at GlobalSecurity.org; retreived 2013-2-26.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Okinawa, Okinawa at Wikimedia Commons
- http://www02.bbc.city.okinawa.okinawa.jp/english/english-index.html Archived 2004-08-05 at the Wayback Machine; (in Japanese)
- Geographic data related to Okinawa (city) at OpenStreetMap