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A Kind of Co-existence

I took a brief vacation to Okinawa in late July. Okinawa’s relationship with “mainland” Japan (which is an island itself, so perhaps “main island” is more apt) is, in many respects, like Hawai’i’s relationship with the US: Okinawa and Hawai’i both have their own culture, language and native inhabitants, but they became part of a larger nation through annexation.

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