Average Temperature

Okinawa Average Temperature

Graph view of average temperatures by month for
Okinawa, Japan

Table view of average temperatures by month

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Min and Max represent the coldest and warmest average months on record.

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Facts Other Than Average Temperature
Climate Detailsvaries from tropical in south to cool temperate in north
BackgroundIn 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For more than two centuries this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Following the Treaty of Kanagawa with the US in 1854, Japan opened its ports and began to intensively modernize and industrialize. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia. It occupied Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and southern Sakhalin Island. In 1931-32 Japan occupied Manchuria, and in 1937 it launched a full-scale invasion of China. Japan attacked US forces in 1941 - triggering America's entry into World War II - and soon occupied much of East and Southeast Asia. After its defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become an economic power and a staunch ally of the US. While the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, elected politicians - with heavy input from bureaucrats and business executives - wield actual decisionmaking power. The economy experienced a major slowdown starting in the 1990s following three decades of unprecedented growth, but Japan still remains a major economic power, both in Asia and globally.
Coastline29,751 km
Terrainmostly rugged and mountainous
Geographic Overview
Geographic Coordinates36 00 N, 138 00 E
Elevation Extremes
Natural Hazardsmany dormant and some active volcanoes; about 1,500 seismic occurrences (mostly tremors) every year; tsunamis; typhoons
Current Enviornmental Issuesair pollution from power plant emissions results in acid rain; acidification of lakes and reservoirs degrading water quality and threatening aquatic life; Japan is one of the largest consumers of fish and tropical timber, contributing to the depletion of these resources in Asia and elsewhere
Environmental Agreements
Agriculture Productsrice, sugar beets, vegetables, fruit; pork, poultry, dairy products, eggs; fish
Natural Resourcesnegligible mineral resources, fish
Population127,288,419 (July 2008 est.)