20 Oct '11, 9am

Destination of the week: Okinawa, Japan

Destination of the week: Okinawa, Japan

Okinawa is a prefecture of Japan located in the Pacific Ocean between Japan's four main islands and Taiwan. The prefecture’s namesake, Okinawa Island, is known for its tourism scene. Sand-and-sun-seekers from Japan's colder regions and from throughout East Asia descend on this island for its beaches, water sports and other tourist attractions. Other islands in the chain are known for their natural beauty, less-crowded beaches and historic sites. These “secondary” islands give the destination an appealing level of diversity. (Note: If you are curious about Okinawa's proximity to Fukushima, site of a nuclear accident in 2011,

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