Wednesday, March 16, 2011

How Far from Japan's Disaster and Fukushima Nuclear Powerplant is Okinawa?

                                            Map Courtesy of WORLD ATLAS.Com

Here is a map to give those concerned with the distance between Okinawa and Fukushima, Japan a better idea of how far away from the disaster we are in this southernmost Prefecture.

The distance from Okinawa to Fukushima is 1151 miles or 1852 kilometers according to the good folks I met at TRUE KNOWLEDGE.COM.

Having just finished a few hours trying to find accurate links to post here for those who have been visiting my site and telling me the difficulties they've had researching the same things, now I know. It isn't easy sorting through all the information. There's way too much and what you may find isn't always accurate.

If you have friends or family living in Okinawa they are probably a lot farther away from the nearest nuclear power plant than you may be. If I thought any nuclear stuff was headed this way I'd run like a chicken because I don't want to find out if I'm allergic to the stuff. We're all safe. OK?

For those who'd like a bigger Google Map and want to scroll, enlarge and all that fancy stuff ( I don't know how to use) I got you this link from MAPLANDIA.COM .  They call it Ryukiu Islands Region (We call it Ryukyu Islands) so, I have no idea where they came from but, it is a great map. The red thing dead center on the map shows Naha, the capitol of Okinawa.

You can click on that red dot and drag your mouse to the south and go all the way up north, above Fukushima and Sendai, if you want to. I'll be going to try it again as soon as I finish this blog.

One more source I found, you might like is GIDEON RACHMAN'S BLOG. They use a different kind of English than me, too. Maybe he's from England or somewhere like that. But, he has updates continuously so, I'm keeping this site bookmarked, even if I have to ask one of my friends from the UK to translate for me.


Hopefully, this gives everyone a better picture as to how far away Okinawa is from Fukushima and let's all hope there is no disaster to worry about at, or near, anyone's nuclear power plant.



Ryan said...

Thanks for posting the map Mike. Although I wasn't exactly top of the old geography class, I knew Okinawa was in the south but didn't realise just how south it actually is. Stay safe mate.

RyukyuMike said...

Hah, you're better at geography than some print magazine editors who thought I could just hop a train to get them some castle photos from around Tokyo and it'd just be a few hours work.

We had a tourist from mainland down here once, got distracted while windsurfing and wound up in Taiwan ! Yup, we're south.

Unknown said...

I think you are further away in Okinawa then I am in Korea :)

RyukyuMike said...

More than likely, I am further away than you. Hope the wind keeps blowing out over the Pacific for you.

Unknown said...

There are way less Kijimuna's displayed on the central and north half of the island as there were in the 70's and 80's but they are out there. Used to be the hole way to Nago on 58 had Kijimuna's in trees, on walls, on buildings, on signs. Now they seem mostly centered around Yomitan only for some reason.