American Corners in Okinawa


The American Corners in Urasoe City and Nago City are a joint partnership between the U.S. Consulate General and the local municipalities. The Urasoe American Corner opened in September 14, 2004. The Nago American Corner opened in March 29, 2005.

Both American Corners are located in public libraries and are designed to provide the people of south-central and northern Okinawa Island with information about the United States, its people, language, culture, history, government, and institutions through books, magazines and CDs. The two American Corners also regularly co-host visiting speaker and cultural programs.

For example, the two American Corners have hosted programs for award-winning American Poet Loren Goodman, a lecture by Laura Liswood, Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders, and concerts by such American musicians as ragtime pianist Bob Milne and the Belrose Duo. The two facilities also co-hosted with the Okinawa Prefectural Government a visit by State Department English Specialist Meryl Siegal.

Urasoe City Library

901-2114 Okinawa-ken
Urasoe-shi, Ahacha 2-2-1
American Corner: 2F
Tel: 098-876-4946

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Nago City Central Library

905-0011 Okinawa-ken
Nago-shi, Miyazato 5-6-1
American Corner: 1F
Tel: 0980-53-7246

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