JICA Okinawa Center (JICA Okinawa) covers Okinawa, one and only prefecture in Japan located at sub-tropical region. The island chain of Okinawa stretches over about one thousand kilometers from Kyushu to Taiwan. Okinawa has an area of approximately 2,281 square kilometers and a population of 1.4 million.
About 500 overseas participants stay at JICA Okinawa annually for knowledge co-creation programs. ICT courses for administrators have been the mainstream since its establishment in 1985. Other courses including public health, environment management, and water supply, are programmed in advantage of Okinawa's subtropical and archipelagic characteristics.
JICA Okinawa participants also enjoy various exchange programs with local people of full hospitality and have no time to become home-sick.
Aside from knowledge co-creation programs, JICA Okinawa, through its international cooperation activities, supports Okinawan industries and people to develop in collaboration with local governments and enterprises.