New book depicts Okinawa from foreigners’ perspective

Tuttle Publishing Singapore has published an Okinawa guidebook in English titled “Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands” aimed at foreign visitors to the islands.

The guidebook is available for purchase in Japan, the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, in a total of 16 countries. The author of the book is Robert Walker, an American Professor who has lived on Okinawa for about 15 years, and has visited a total of 150 islands in the prefecture.

The guidebook has 287 pages with information on hotel access, restaurants, commuting, history, culture and sight seeing spots.

On Okinawa, the book is available at Junkudo Bookstore, Ryubo Book Center, and Miyawaki Shoten Kokusai Street Branch in Naha. The price of the book is \2,500 not including the sales tax (8%).