http://www.kiteh2o.com/Holidays/okinawa ... kinawa.htm
Not sure if the link will work...If not,
please check it out at http://www.kiteh20.com
If you go to 'destinations' and click on the map at Japan, Okinawa will appear.
The island is actually not near mainland Japan at all. Its south a few hundred km's. between Taiwan and Japan.
There are about 20-30 riders so far, and the numbers are increasing...as well as restrictions to certain areas. The wind is great. Summer is our dry period, but there is usually at least 8knots all the time. We are in the 'typhoon-alley' and it is GREAT before and after the storm. The island is ideal for riding. I can't say much about mainland Japan, but if you are in the area, there is alot to enjoy.
Appreciate your interrest Toby.
Have a blast!