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A city of southwest Okinawa, Japan, in the Ryukyu Islands on the East China Sea. It is a port and the commercial center of the islands.
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(Placename) a port in S Japan, on the SW coast of Okinawa Island: chief city of the Ryukyu Islands. Pop: 303 146 (2002 est)
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a port on SW Okinawa, in S Japan. 305,000.
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Low-cost carrier Tigerair Taiwan said it was cancelling flights IT232, IT233, IT2232 and IT2233 between Taoyuan and Naha, Okinawa, and flights IT288 and IT289 between Kaohsiung and the Japanese island, CNA reported.
Unlike other Japanese castles of austere wood and stone in muted colors, Shuri blends Chinese and Japanese elements in its vermilion-red facade with elaborate, gilded adornments-an exuberant color palette that extends as well to the costumes of the eisa drummers ubiquitous in festivals and cultural performances, and the traditional flowing Ryukyu robes tourists can don (for a fee, of course) in a cultural theme park like Ryukyu Mura in Naha, Okinawa's capital.
One of the vessels on Saturday was armed with an autocannon, Kyodo News reported, citing the 11th Regional Coast Guard headquarters based in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
Fifty-six year old Katsuro Hiraoka, the owner of a what local media described as a "video-related" business, was arrested Monday, according to the local police in Naha, Okinawa, on suspicion of shining a green laser beam three times at a helicopter near the U.S.
Organizers estimated that about 35,000 people also turned up for a rally in Naha, Okinawa's capital.
Born in 1994 in Naha, Okinawa, Fumi Nikaido got off to an early start in show business, appearing in her first TV drama, "Juken no kamisama," in 2007, and her first theatrically released feature film, actor-director Koji Yakusho's family comedy "Toad's Oil," in 2009.
"The Next-Generation 737-800, with its greater reliability, superior economic and environmental performance, and passenger-pleasing Boeing Sky Interior will allow us to continue to provide the highest levels of service, comfort and convenience to the people of Okinawa." A member of the Japan Airlines Group, JTA is based in Naha, Okinawa, Japan's southernmost island chain.
After Boracay, the luxury liner will proceed to its next destination in Naha, Okinawa, Japan.
launched Friday a daily round-trip service linking Naha, Okinawa Prefecture and Taipei.
Commonly used on routes to Haneda, Tokyo; New Chitose, Hokkaido; and Naha, Okinawa, ANA 747s also occasionally operate to Kansai, Osaka; Chubu, Nagoya; and Fukuoka flights.
from north-northwest of Kuba Island in the Senkaku group, according to the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture.