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Ceremony marking semicentennial of Okinawa’s return to be held in Tokyo

  • December 7, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Shimpo front-paged remarks made during a prefectural assembly session on Monday by Vice Governor Jyahana on Okinawa’s reversion to Japanese administration in 1972. The official disclosed that the prefectural government is looking to organize an event in Tokyo on the 50th anniversary on May 15, in addition to a ceremony in Okinawa. “Ambassadors or representatives of foreign embassies and all prefectural governors might be able to attend a ceremony held in the nation’s capital,” the vice governor was quoted as saying. He added that discussion of the idea is already underway with the Cabinet Office.

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