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Naha (disambiguation)

Naha is the capital city of the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa. Named after it are:

  • Naha (train), the name of a train service

is the capital city of Okinawa, the most southern prefecture of Japan.

As of December 2012, the city has an estimated population of 321,467 and a population density of 8,244.46 persons per km². The total area is 38.99 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.

Naha (train)

The was a sleeper train service operated in Japan by Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu), which ran from Kyoto to Kumamoto, passing through Osaka, Okayama, Kokura, and Hakata. It once extended to Nishi-Kagoshima. The journey between Kyoto and Kumamoto was 801.4 km and took approximately 11½ hours.

The Naha was coupled to the Akatsuki between Kyoto Station and Tosu Station.

Due to falling passenger numbers, both the Naha and Akatsuki services ceased following the March 15, 2008, timetable revision.