Residents of Naha, Okinawa, take part in a festival evoking the culture of the Ryukyu Dynasty era. Photo: Kyodo
Residents of Naha, Okinawa, take part in a festival evoking the culture of the Ryukyu Dynasty era. Photo: Kyodo
Japan

In Okinawa, Ryukyu royalty descendant stands firm on independence from Japan

  • Self-rule campaigner aims for prefecture’s freedom to choose its own security alliances and diplomatic ties
  • An independent Ryukyu would create a ‘recreation centre’ that would welcome warships from every nearby nation, including North Korea

Topic |   Japan
Residents of Naha, Okinawa, take part in a festival evoking the culture of the Ryukyu Dynasty era. Photo: Kyodo
Residents of Naha, Okinawa, take part in a festival evoking the culture of the Ryukyu Dynasty era. Photo: Kyodo
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