Diocese of Naha
|Ecclesiastical province||Nagasaki 長崎|
|Area||2,266 km2 (875 sq mi)|
|(as of 2004)|
|Established||18 December 1972|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Naha, Okinawa|
|Bishop||P. Wayne Berndt, O.F.M. Cap.|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Joseph Mitsuaki Takami|
|Bishops emeritus||Peter Baptist Tadamaro Ishigami Bishop Emeritus (1973-1997) Berard Toshio Oshikawa, O.F.M. Conv. Bishop Emeritus (1997-2017)|
|Website of the Diocese|
All Roman Rite, members of a Latin congregation
Administration of Ryukyu( Island)s may refer to the following (historical) jurisdictions,
on the Ryukyu Islands in southern Japan :
United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands
Apostolic Administration of Ryukyus (now Roman Catholic Diocese of Naha)List of people from Wisconsin
This is a list of notable people from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The person's hometown is in parentheses.Naha
Naha (那覇市, Naha-shi, Japanese: [naꜜha], Okinawan: Naafa) is the capital city of the Okinawa Prefecture, the southernmost prefecture of Japan.
As of 1 June 2019, the city has an estimated population of 317,405 and a population density of 7,939 persons per km². The total area is 39.98 km².
Naha is a city on the East China Sea coast of the southern part of Okinawa Island, the largest of Okinawa Prefecture. The modern city was officially founded on May 20, 1921. Before that, Naha had been for centuries one of the most important and populous sites in Okinawa.
Naha is the political, economic and education center of Okinawa Prefecture. In the medieval and early modern periods, it was the commercial center of the Ryūkyū Kingdom.Ryukyu Islands
The Ryukyu Islands (琉球諸島, Ryūkyū-shotō), also known as the Nansei Islands (南西諸島, Nansei-shotō, lit. "Southwest Islands") or the Ryukyu Arc (琉球弧, Ryūkyū-ko), are a chain of Japanese islands that stretch southwest from Kyushu to Taiwan: the Ōsumi, Tokara, Amami, Okinawa, and Sakishima Islands (further divided into the Miyako and Yaeyama Islands), with Yonaguni the westernmost. The larger are mostly high islands and the smaller mostly coral. The largest is Okinawa Island.
The climate of the islands ranges from humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) in the north to tropical rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af) in the south. Precipitation is very high and is affected by the rainy season and typhoons. Except the outlying Daitō Islands, the island chain has two major geologic boundaries, the Tokara Strait (between the Tokara and Amami Islands) and the Kerama Gap (between the Okinawa and Miyako Islands). The islands beyond the Tokara Strait are characterized by their coral reefs.
The Ōsumi and Tokara Islands, the northernmost of the islands, fall under the cultural sphere of the Kyushu region of Japan; the people are ethnically Japanese and speak a variation of the Kagoshima dialect of Japanese. The Amami, Okinawa, Miyako, and Yaeyama Islands have a native population collectively called the Ryukyuan people, named for the former Ryukyu Kingdom that ruled them. The varied Ryukyuan languages are traditionally spoken on these islands, and the major islands have their own distinct languages. In modern times, the Japanese language is the primary language of the islands, with the Okinawan Japanese dialect prevalently spoken. The outlying Daitō Islands were uninhabited until the Meiji period, when their development was started mainly by people from the Izu Islands south of Tokyo, with the people there speaking the Hachijō language.
Administratively, the islands are divided into Kagoshima Prefecture (specifically the islands administered by Kagoshima District, Kumage Subprefecture/District, and Ōshima Subprefecture/District) in the north and Okinawa Prefecture in the south, with the divide between the Amami and Okinawa Islands, with the Daitō Islands part of Okinawa Prefecture. The northern (Kagoshima) islands are collectively called the Satsunan Islands, while the southern part of the chain (Okinawa Prefecture) are called the Ryukyu Islands in Chinese.