Presumed first printing of the stated first edition, September 2001. Printed and presumed bound in Japan. B&W pictorial wrappers with handsome color full-pictorial over-wrappers. 10 x 7 inches. Attractive map pastedowns on light blue paper, the front map illustrating the islands of Ryukyu and the rear map illustrating Administrative Districts in 1872. With 283 numbered pages, including detailed source notes, bibliography, interview transcript and author CV. An immensely clean book. Almost certainly unread and still quite tight. Rated a Near Fine copy. Very scarce in any condition.