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| Ryūkyū Empire |
"Accumulate joyousness and stack brightness"
Ryukyu Empire claims territory in green
|Capital city||Shuri (claimed)|
|Official language(s)||Ryukyuan |
|Government||Unitary Constitutional monarchy|
|Established||29 January 2015|
|Area claimed||2,271 km² (877 sq mi) (claimed)|
|Time zone||JST (UTC +9)|
The Ryukyu Empire (Japanese: 琉球帝国), was a micronation that claimed Ryukyu islands. The Ryukyu Empire claimed itself as a government-in-exile. The Ryukyu Islands are a chain of volcanic islands that stretch southwest from Kyushu to Taiwan: the Ōsumi, Tokara, Amami, Okinawa, and Sakishima Islands (further divided into the Miyako and Yaeyama Islands), with Yonaguni the southernmost.