- Ginowan, Okinawa
CityHallLink = [http://www.city.ginowan.okinawa.jp/ Ginowan City] | City
Ginowan (宜野湾市; -shi Okinawan: "Jinoon") is a city located in Okinawa,
Japan. As of 2003, the city has an estimated populationof 88,318 and the density of 4,526.81 persons per km². The total area is 19.51 km². The city borders Chatan to the west, Okinawa Cityto the North, Urasoeto the south and Nishiharato the East.
The city was founded on
July 1, 1962.
Politics and Government
Ginowan is run by a city assembly of 28 elected members. The current
mayoris Iha Yoichi, an independent affiliated with the Japanese Communist Party. One of the major issues is the three US military bases that surround and are embedded within Ginowan. Mayor Iha Yoichiand several of the local assemblymen are fierce opponents of the military bases.
Its tourist attractions include two castle ruins.
* [http://www.city.ginowan.okinawa.jp/ Ginowan official website]
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