Event in held Shanghai to promote the second anniversary of the Okinawa International Air Logistics Hub Project
November 18, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo
Okinawa Prefecture held the “Event in Shanghai to Promote the Second Anniversary of the Okinawa International Air Logistics Hub Project” over four days from November 17 to 20 in Shanghai, China.
About 100 representatives from companies in Okinawa were joined at the event by Okinawan Vice Governor Kanetoshi Yoseda.
On the first day of the event, the prefecture invited local Chinese companies to an Okinawa investment seminar designed to attract tourists and companies.
About 50 people from real-estate companies, investors and those involved with financial companies in China attended the event, listening attentively to the information from the prefecture.
Thirty of the people from business groups and prefectural staff, including Isao Oshiro, President of Bank of The Ryukyus and Yoshiaki Tamaki, President of the Bank of Okinawa, attended the event. They promoted the IT Shinryo Park, the IT Business Center in Uruma City, and the Okinawa Special Free Trade Zone, talking about the appeal and current situation of Okinawan tourism, and proposing investment in Nishihara Marine Town.
On the second day of the event, economic journalist Seiichi Takarabe gave a lecture titled “Resurgence, the growth potential of Japan,” followed by a discussion session. In addition exhibitions and markets could be viewed. On November 19, Okinawa Prefecture held a fair to promote Okinawan tourism and products. Some of the Okinawan representatives had a look at the Suzhou Bridal Project before the group returned to Okinawa on November 20.
(English Translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)
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