Aguni Island

Aguni Island (粟国島 Aguni-jima) is an island in Japan, which is part of the Okinawa Islands and administered as Aguni Village in Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture. It is located 60km Northwest from Naha on Okinawa Island in East China Sea.[1] It has an area of 7.64 km².[2][3][4] It has one bar, one cop, no restaurants, no convenience stores and no taxis or buses. Besides the hotel, there are about 10 minshuku (guest houses) catering to the scuba divers who comprise the majority of visitors. The island manages commercial fishery, and its fishermen are usually also farmers. There is a port and an airstrip through which visitors can visit the island on a ferry or airplane. [1]

Aguni Island
Native name:
Aguni-jima (粟国島)
Agunijima
Aguni Island
Okinawa-Guntō
Aguni Island is to the west of Okinawa Island
Geography
LocationPacific Ocean
Coordinates26°34′51″N 127°14′07″E / 26.58077°N 127.23532°ECoordinates: 26°34′51″N 127°14′07″E / 26.58077°N 127.23532°E
ArchipelagoAguni Islands
Area7.64 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Administration
Japan
PrefectureOkinawa Prefecture

References

  1. ^ a b "Getting away from it all on Aguni Island". Japan Times. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  2. ^ Kerama Islands. Open Coast Travel.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-07-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Wright, Hillel, "Getting away from it all on Aguni", Japan Times, 13 May 2012, p. 10
Aguni, Okinawa

Aguni (粟国村, Aguni-son) is a village located in Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The village occupies the entirety of Aguni Island.As of 2013, the village had an estimated population of 772 and a population density of 100 persons per km². The total area is 7.63 square kilometres (2.95 sq mi).

Aguni Islands

The Aguni Islands (粟国諸島, Aguni Shotō) are a group of islands in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. They are about 60 km west of Okinawa Island.

They include

Aguni Village (Shimajiri District)

Aguni Island (粟国島, Aguni-jima)

Tonaki, Village (Shimajiri District)

Tonaki Island (渡名喜島, Tonaki-jima)

Irisuna Island (入砂島, Irisuna-jima)

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The film score is by Kenichiro Isoda, with two tracks by Michael Nyman, working separately. The film tied with Rituparno Ghosh's Bariwali for the Netpac Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. Director Nakae won Best Director at the Japanese Professional Movie Awards, which also presented a Special Award to producer Shirō Sasaki. Naomi Nishida won the Hochi Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role of Nanako. Isoda won Best Film Score at Mainichi Film Concours. Nishida also won Best Supporting Actress at the Yokohama Film Festival, and Jun Murakami (as Fukunosuke, as well as for roles in two other films) tied for Best Supporting actor with Teruyuki Kagawa.

Okinawa Islands

The Okinawa Islands (沖縄諸島, Okinawa Shotō) (Okinawan: Uchinaa, informally Churaashima "beautiful island", Kunigami: Fuchinaa) are an island group in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, and are the principal island group of the prefecture. The Okinawa Islands are part of the larger Ryukyu Islands group, and are located between the Amami Islands of Kagoshima Prefecture to the northeast and the Sakishima Islands of Okinawa Prefecture to the southwest.The Okinawa Islands, apart from the main island, contain three smaller island groups: the Kerama, Yokatsu, and Iheya-Izena island groups.The Okinawa Islands are the political, cultural and population center of Okinawa Prefecture. The prefectural capital of Naha is within the island group. 90% of the population of the prefecture reside within the Okinawa Islands, primarily on the largest island of the group, Okinawa Island. Access to the various Okinawa Islands is primarily via small airports which connect to Naha Airport. Additionally, the islands are connected via ferry service to the Port of Naha in the prefectural capital.The Okinawa Islands are within the subtropical climate zone, which supports the production of sugarcane, pineapples and cut flowers. The military bases of the United States in Okinawa Prefecture are located on the Okinawa Islands.Historically the rule of the Ryukyu Kingdom, centered on Okinawa Island, consolidated the Okinawa Islands before spreading south to the Miyako and Yaeyama Islands and north to Amami Ōshima.

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