363 companies take part in the Great Okinawa Trade Fair

363 companies take part in the Great Okinawa Trade Fair

On November 27, many buyers and food industry representatives visited exhibiting companies' booths at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan City.

November 27, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 27, the Great Okinawa Trade Fair, one of Japan`s biggest international business meetings for food industries, opened at the Okinawa Convention Centre and Ginowan City Gymnasium. A total of 363 companies, including buyers, took part in the fair from inside and outside of the country. Eighty-six companies from Okinawa and 115 companies from mainland Japan promoted their products to the buyers.

At the opening ceremony, Kazumichi Sakamoto, vice-minister of the Cabinet Office, said, “Okinawa is located in the center of Asia, an excellent location. It is significant that we have the business meeting here. I hope that the trade fair will enable Okinawa to share its charms with the world.”

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)  

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