Foreign News: OKINAWA: Levittown-on-the-Pacific

History of Okinawa reveal distinguished record of conquerors.

We have honor to be subjugated in 14th century by Chinese pirates.

In 16th century by English missionaries.

In 18th century by Japanese warlords.

And in 20th century by American marines . . .

But Okinawans most eager to be educated by conquerors.

Deep desire to improve friction.

Not easy to learn.

—Sakini, in The Teahouse of the August Moon.

AT the bitter end of World War II, the U.S. captured Okinawa in the bloodiest engagement of the Pacific, and for four years the despondency of devastation settled over the island....

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