Voters in Okinawa, Japan, go to the polls to elect the members of the next Okinawa Prefectural Assembly. The election results give the camp supporting Governor Takeshi Onaga a clear majority in the assembly. Onaga is opposed to the central government's plan to relocate MCAS Futenma to Henoko Bay in Nago.
Typhoon Muifa approaches the Japanese island of Okinawa causing localised flooding, cancellation of flights to and from Naha International Airport and 30,000 homes to lose power. [http:--www.stripes.com-blogs-pacific-storm-tracker-pacific-storm-tracker-1.106563-typhoon-11-w-muifa-25-1.151245 (Stars and Stripes)]date=August 2019