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What Is Happening to the Coral Reefs of Okinawa?

Home to Japan’s coral reefs, Okinawa (沖縄), a.k.a. Ryukyu Islands (琉球諸島), is one of the most visited archipelagos in the East China Sea (東シナ海). Famous for its rich marine life, turquoise waters, and tropical climate, Okinawa attracts many tourists from around the world. It is located at the southern end of Japan scattered across approximately…

Kerama Islands: The Best Whale Watching Destination in Japan!

If you’re looking for the best place to go whale watching in Japan, you will make one of the best decisions if you head to Kerama Islands. Besides being historically involved in the Battle of Okinawa, the island is also home to many wandering whales which have an annual migration as this is where they…

Umi no Hi: Marine Day Celebrations in Japan

Sea Day or Marine Day in Japan is a public national holiday also known as “Umi no Hi”. It commemorates a long time history regarding Japan’s maritime economic situation. It dates back to the Meiji Era wherein the Meiji Emperor took a voyage through Tohoku region and ended it by returning to Yokohama. What is…