#144: Okinawa Chiho (category: region)
Okinawa is one of Five Major Islands in Japan (refer to #065) and the island's name is also used for the region's. "Okinawa Chiho" can be paraphrased as "Okinawa Region" and it consists of the Okinawa island and islands around it.
In many cases, this region is placed at the bottom right corner in Japanese maps just because of the space limitation. But strictly speaking, it should be at the bottom left corner, in other words, southwest of the Kyushu island (refer to #063).
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