Okinawa, Japan's southern-most prefecture and also its poorest, made history last Sunday when it elected in the country's first hafu (biracial) governor.
Mr Denny Tamaki, a guitar-strumming former radio DJ who turns 59 on Saturday, is the son of a United States Marine father and an Okinawan waitress mother. He has never met his father, who returned home before he was born.
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