A woman prays for loved ones lost in the Battle of Okinawa during the annual Irei no Hi ceremony at Peace Memorial Park in Okinawa, Japan, June 23, 2019.

Okinawa marks Battle of Okinawa’s 75th anniversary with scaled-back ceremony

Japan marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa on Tuesday with a scaled-down, pandemic version of the annual Irei no Hi ceremony that drew less than a tenth of the attendees of years past.

Okinawa reversion ushers in confusion

There is confusion, some open resentment, frantic hoarding, a great deal of worry, and a sprinkling of "who cares" in this Ryukyuan capital as the moment when it will become a Japanese prefectural capital begins to be measured in hours and minutes.

Reversion vs. Confusion

There is confusion, some open resentment, frantic hoarding, a great deal of worry, and a sprinkling of "who cares" in this Ryukyuan capital as the moment when it will become a Japanese prefectural capital begins to he measured in hours and minutes.

Slain Marine’s Okinawan wife, 17-month-old son still in visa limbo

Robin Ferschke is looking forward to her grandson’s visit with excitement — and dread.

Nakagusuku Castle: A step back into Okinawa's history

You don’t have to go far to explore castle ruins on Okinawa. Chances are there’s one nearby.

Forty years after Woodstock, reporter recalls his kazoo-fed moment of fame

It’s the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, the outdoor concert that was the high-water mark of the "Peace and Love" generation.

Ryukyu Village: Take a trip back into Okinawa's past

This is how Okinawa used to be, before war and American occupation transformed the island.

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