Foreign tourists visit Okinawa for tourism and health check-ups

Foreign tourists visit Okinawa for tourism and health check-ups

Visitors from Amoy, Fujian in China arrive for medical tourism. 

January 7, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

Seventeen visitors from Amoy, Fujian in China arrived at Naha Airport on January 6 to participate in “medical tourism” in which participants get health check-ups while enjoying resort tourism in Okinawa. The participants stayed for five nights while getting medical examinations at Tomishiro Central Hospital and Toyosaki Clinic. The participants also visited Gyokusendo, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Kouri Island and other tourist spots.

The executive director of the Naha Tourism Association, Masato Nakamura, greeted the visitors at a reception held at the Naha International Airport terminal building. Nakamura said to them, “Please enjoy your stay in Okinawa while getting health check-ups at the wonderful medical facilities.” A 62-year-old hospital director from Amoy, Huang Jin Fang, commented, “Okinawa has high quality medical services, and I would also like to enjoy the nature. I hope to build a friendship with the people of Okinawa.”

Chairperson of the Thai Eastern International Medical Tourism Service, Shao Yujia, who planned the tour, talked about the significance of the tour. Uka said, “They can experience quality medical services within the wonderful nature of Okinawa.”

(English translation by T&CT and Sayaka Sakuma)

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