From Greg Girard's site:
Japan's southernmost prefecture hosts a concentration of US military bases unlike anywhere outside the continental US. More than half the 50,000 troops stationed in Japan are stationed in Okinawa. This large military footprint, and the legacy of Okinawa's history as a US-administered territory until 1972, means that the social and physical landscape is shaped by this relation with the US like few other places.
Hotel Okinawa looks at this unique world, on-base and off, separate and yet conjoined, the result of decades of living in close proximity with the US military.