One of Okinawa’s distinct features that sets it apart from mainland Japan is its lack of a railway system, not counting the tourist-centric monorail between the airport and Kokusai-dori. But that wasn’t always the case.
Japanese manga is well known and followed throughout the world. But long before manga and technological advances in communication, there was an art form used for storytelling that originally captured the imagination of only the Japanese people: ukiyo-e.
The Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa has extended its closure through September 30. The announcement on the official website matches the extension of Japan’s State of Emergency Declaration set to expire on the same date.