Okinawa Prefecture Quiz

How well do you know Japan's southernmost prefecture?
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Last updated: May 27, 2020
First submittedMay 26, 2020
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Capital city?
Naha
Independent kingdom that ruled Okinawa (1429-1879)?
Ryukyu Kingdom
Japanese domain, ruled by the Shimazu family, that made that Kingdom a vassal?
Satsuma
Foreign empire that kingdom was also a vassal of?
China
Martial art invented in Okinawa?
Karate
Unique type of castle or fortress of Okinawa, now UNESCO listed?
Gusuku
According to a 2007 Okinawa Times poll, the presence of this organisation in the prefecture was opposed by 85% of locals?
US Military
Okinawa has one of the world's highest ratios of these to general population of any place on Earth, a fact sometimes attributed to diet or the positive effects of moai social networks.
Centenarians
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Despite Japanese government policy, this type of weapon was deployed to Okinawa during the Cold War.
Nuclear
Despite Okinawa being a Prefecture at the time of its establishment in 1890, Okinawans only gained the right to elect representatives to this legislative body in 1912.
National Diet
What was the codename for the titanic operation to take Okinawa during the closing months of WWII?
Operation Iceberg
Which US general was killed in that operation?
Samuel Buckner Jr
Island of Okinawa's area rank among the islands of Japan.
5th
Which 1980s martial arts film, starring Ralph Macchio, prominently featured an Okinawan character?
The Karate Kid
Yonaguni Island, Japan's westernmost point, is much closer to this partially recognised island nation than it is to the Japanese Home Islands.
Taiwan
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