Did you know?: History of American Village

Did you know?: History of American Village

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

The location of American Village used to be under the water. In 1981, Hamby Airfield, which was used as a US Marine helicopter base during the Vietnam War was returned to Okinawa. A coast adjacent to the airfield was reclaimed, and the popular shopping area came to be constructed there.

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