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Okinawan personnel interacting with foreign tourists note language barrier as greatest challenge

March 24, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government and Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau concluded an investigative report on March 23 of personnel interacting with the tourist industry regarding their reception of foreign tourists during 2015. This is the first time the report has been conducted in two years, the last time being 2013. In 2015, 60.4 percent of business people, an 11.6 percentage point increase from two years prior, felt there was an increase in the number...