Monday’s Okinawa Times wrote that the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and the U.S. Consulate General in Naha will launch a two-year English language study scholarship program for high school students in Okinawa this year. The paper said this will be the first scholarship program established by the Embassy. The Embassy is planning to provide scholarships to about 25 to 40 students and is considering offering English language lessons in Okinawa through in-person and online programs. U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel announced the launch of the program in his remarks at the ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reversion of Okinawa on May 15.