Where is Okinawa located?
Okinawa is a historic island located south of Japan's main island, in the center of East Asia. Indigenous Ryukyuan people who live there carry on the tradition of the language called "Uchināguchi". The wildlife is also diverse. Surrounded by crystal clear ocean, there are rare creatures that live only in this area, including Iriomote cats and Okinawa rail (known as the "Yanbaru Kuina"). Okinawa has beautiful nature that does not exist elsewhere.