Illumination at American Village in Chatan
November 27, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo
Night-time illumination has started at the American Village in Mihama, Chatan, giving the town boost. A lighting ceremony was held in front of Carnival Park Mihama Ferris wheel on November 21.
In lighting up the area, the town has started a promotional sales campaign for foreign tourists.
Mainly targeting tourists from Taiwan, the town has worked on increasing sales from tourism while working with store owners of the commercial avenue this year.
At the lighting ceremony, Chatan Town Mayor Masaharu Noguni said, “I would like many people to enjoy this beautiful night view of the area.”
Various art crafts are placed at the venue.
The illumination will run until February 28 2015. During the time, the town plans to hold events such as live street performances and trick arts.
Nobutaka Tokito, the head of the Mihama American Village Business Operator Association hosting the event, said, “I would like visitors to enjoy the best atmosphere.”
As part of the consumer promotion for foreign tourists coinciding with the illumination, the town will advertise the event on newspapers and websites targeted at Taiwanese consumers.
(English translation by T&CT)
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