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Xiamen Airlines first flight ― 126 people come to Naha from Fuzhou

Xiamen Airlines first flight ― 126 people come to Naha from Fuzhou

January 26, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 25, Xiamen Airlines provided its first charter flight to Naha from Fuzhou in China’s Fujian Province. This is also the first time that a general group of travelers has come on a direct flight from Fuzhou. At the international terminal in Naha Airport, representatives from Naha City and the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau held up a welcome banner before presenting commemorative gifts and bouquet flowers to the 126 passengers.

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Welcome to Yaeyama ― direct flight between Hong Kong and Ishigaki arrives for the first time

Welcome to Yaeyama ― direct flight between Hong Kong and Ishigaki arrives for the first time

January 22, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 21, the first direct charter flight between Hong Kong and Ishigaki arrived at Ishigaki Airport. After the flight landed, Ishigaki City and the Ishigaki City Tourist Association welcomed the tourists in true Yaeyama style with gifts such as star sand,...

A New Year’s prayer at Higa Katsuren Uruma

A New Year’s prayer at Higa Katsuren Uruma

January 24, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 23, a New Year’s prayer was carried out at Higa Katsuren in Uruma City. The prayer is called Hachiugan and people went around 12 sanctuaries praying for the prosperity of the island and for their family’s health. About fifty residents,...

Ginowan City Office to investigate poor reception of digital terrestrial broadcasts in the areas around U.S. Futenma Air Station

January 24, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

From early February to late March, in the areas around U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, the Ginowan City Office will carry out a general investigation of poor reception of digital terrestrial broadcasts due to interference caused by U.S. flight activities....

Chinese tourists flood into Okinawa ― the long holiday for Chinese New Year starts

Chinese tourists flood into Okinawa ― the long holiday for Chinese New Year starts

January 24, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Many tourists from China and Taiwan, where it is now the long Chinese New Year holiday, are coming to Okinawa. They are mainly from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan and a spokesperson for the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) said, “The...

Disposal of U.S. unexploded ordnance in Nishihara took eight hours of traffic control 

Disposal of U.S. unexploded ordnance in Nishihara took eight hours of traffic control 

January 23, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 22, 2012, an eight-inch U.S. shell found during the construction of a cemetery in Uchima, Nishihara Town was disposed of. Evacuation of residents started at 9:15am and traffic controls began at 9:45am. Until the disposal finished and the traffic...

Sunflower festival begins in Kitanakagusuku.

Sunflower festival begins in Kitanakagusuku.

January 22, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 21, the 4th Sunflower Festival in Kitanakagusuku began in the fields of the Ogido and Adaniya districts behind Kitanakagusuku Junior High School. It is an annual event held during the sunflowers flowering season and it involves many local organizations...

Let’s sing Uchinaguchi

Let’s sing <em>Uchinaguchi</em>

January 20, 2012 Yuki Nakasone of Ryukyu Shimpo

Brandon Ing, a fourth-generation Okinawan from Hawaii, teaches English in Kanagusuku Elementary School in Naha. He wrote a song called “Let’s sing Uchinaguchi!” that has attracted some attention lately. The song includes Uchinaguchi...

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