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There are many different versions on what “Koza” stands for. But nobody is 100% sure. One thing for sure though, Koza was the name of the now Okinawa city back in the 1970’s. At all times, Koza (コザ) City is the one and only city across Japan which has official Katagana. Nowadays, locals still commonly refer to this broad neighbourhood by its past name コザ.  Koza City has long been a melting pot of American and Okinawan cultures. Every year, thousands of visitors flood into the city to partake in the Okinawan Eisa Festival. Ambiance during the night is a mix of old & new nostalgia. Each traveller probably has a unique image of Koza.

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