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Naha

(nä`hä), city (1990 pop. 304,836), on OkinawaOkinawa
, island (1990 pop. 1,222,458), 454 sq mi (1,176 sq km), W Pacific Ocean, SW of Kyushu; a part of Okinawa prefecture, Japan. It is the largest of the Okinawa Islands in the Ryukyu Islands archipelago. Naha is the largest city and chief port.
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 island, in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. A port on the southwest coast, it is also the chief manufacturing center of the island. In 1853, Commodore Perry chose Naha as his first base for the penetration of Japan. The city was virtually destroyed during World War II. In 1945 it became the headquarters of the U.S. military governor of the Ryukyus, and when the island was returned to Japan in 1972, it became the capital of Okinawa prefecture. The name is also spelled Nafa and Nawa.

Naha

 

a port city in Japan on Okinawa; capital of Okinawa Prefecture. Population, 276,400 (1970). Naha is the main economic center of the Ryukyu archipelago. Food and condiments are produced locally and commercial fishing is carried on. There is a university in the city.

Naha

a port in S Japan, on the SW coast of Okinawa Island: chief city of the Ryukyu Islands. Pop.: 303 146 (2002 est.)
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Responding to the coast guard's warning not to enter Japanese waters, one of the vessels replied by radio that the Senkakus have been Chinese territory since ancient times, according to the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture.
According to the ministry's Joint Staff Office, the ASDF dispatched F-15 jets from its base in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, after the Self-Defense Forces' radar detected the Chinese propeller plane approaching the disputed isles from the northwest around Saturday noon, the report said.
after leaving the area Sunday evening, according to the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture.
The JAL Boeing 777 was on its way from Tokyo to Naha, Okinawa, carrying 235 passengers and crew members, when one of its two engines malfunctioned, the Kyodo News agency said.
The Japanese government also decided in June to nominate a group of ancient monuments, including the ruins of Shuri Castle, home of the former regional kings in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, for consideration at next year's session.
The analysis and databasing of cellular phenotypes has been performed at Biolog with the data being sent to The Nara Institute in Nara, Japan and Axiohelix in Tokyo and Naha, Okinawa.
Peach Aviation, a low-fare air carrier of Japan, has been expanding its offerings from its secondary hub in Naha, Okinawa, to make expansion of the domestic market of the airline.
In a speech delivered on Sunday in Naha, Okinawa, the Dalai Lama stressed the importance of non-violence, calling on his audience to make efforts to achieve peace in the 21st century through dialogue.
Smoke was spotted at the stern of the cargo ship, according to the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture.
A total of 20 Chinese patrol vessels had entered Japan's territorial waters or the contiguous zone around the uninhabited islands since last Tuesday, according to the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters based in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture.
The carrier will operate two daily round-trip flights on the route and three between Tokyo and Sapporo from Wednesday and daily round-trip services between Tokyo and Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, from Friday.
The initial phase was the movement of 50 containers for Exercise Balikatan in March from Aja Commercial Port in Naha, Okinawa.