chapter  3
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Okinawa: Modern history and issues of identity

Okinawa is one of the Japanese prefectures located south of mainland Japan

in the East China Sea. However, its position in relation to (mainland) Japan is

rather ambivalent. Or, as Oguma Eiji suggests, Okinawa and Okinawan

people have always been positioned on the edge of the boundary of Japane-

seness.