from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island group of the central Ryukyu Islands in the western Pacific Ocean southwest of Japan. In World War II Okinawa, the largest island in the group, was the scene of fierce combat between the Japanese and U.S. Army and Marine forces (April 1-June 21, 1945). The islands were returned to the Japanese in 1972.
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- proper n. A prefecture of Japan
- proper n. A city in the Okinawa prefecture
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. the largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands.
- proper n. A campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April-June 1945); in savage close-quarter fighting US marines and regular army troops took the island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory of the Pacific campaign for the Americans.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April to June 1945); in savage close-quarter fighting United States marines and regular army troops took the island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory of the Pacific campaign for the Americans
- n. the largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands
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The defense budget, he said, "ought to be cut very substantially," suggesting that basing 15,000 Marines in Okinawa is no longer necessary and a "cultural legacy of the Cold War."
What was brewing in Okinawa was not suicide terrorism - but the impulse to reject the logic of large-scale, long term basing of US troops on Japanese soil was growing.
In Sardinia, red wine is consumed every day; in Okinawa, it's a glass of sake with friends.
At the International Coral Reef Congress held in Okinawa in 2004, reef biologists reported that the changes in the dominant coral species in the Caribbean had not been replicated in the geologic core samples they made in the reef that went back through 4000 years of history.
I used to be station in Okinawa over twenty years ago through the Marine Corp ...
We used to grow it while living in Okinawa for sunburns and it was the best thing to use.
But Yandle recently admitted that although he is a veteran, he served in Okinawa, Japan, and never in Vietnam.
Erinie Pyle was killed by a sniper in Okinawa in 1945 not Saipan.
Spent time in Okinawa, Danang, Subic Bay, Puerto Rico as a wireman.
He was actually a radio operator in Okinawa, Japan, from early 2000 to early 2006, when he was transferred to Quantico and worked as a retail store stock clerk and warehouse laborer.