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Immigration time to be reduced for passengers of Star Cruises

Immigration time to be reduced for passengers of Star Cruises

January 29, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Malaysia based cruise ship SuperStar Aquarius will be under a system of “landing permission for cruise ship tourists”, which will allow landing through simplified procedures. If this is realized, foreign passengers will be able to stay two hours longer and visit more areas than they can now. In addition, business people expect that tourist spending will increase. This cruise ship, which has a capacity of about 50,000 tons and 1,800 passengers, operates...

 

Charter flights between Thailand and Okinawa come into operation

January 14, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Jumbo Tours, a travel agency, has recently resumed charter flights between Thailand and Okinawa (photograph). Charter flights were suspended for about a year due to the unstable political situation in Thailand.

Two-hundred-eighty people from Okinawa departed...

The year’s first auction at Tomari Fish Market

The year's first auction at Tomari Fish Market

January 5, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the early morning of January 5, fishery and government officials prayed for a safe, bumper and prosperous year for business at the first auction of 2015 at Tomari Fish Market in Naha. The market resounded with the excited voices of middlemen. Buyers mainly bid...

Higashi to become new president of WUB

Higashi to become new president of WUB

December 9, 2014 4 Wu Li Jun of the Ryukyu Shimpo

Consultant of the Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association, Yoshikazu Higashi, who is also president of the Okinawa Tourist Service, will take up a post as the new president of the organization on January 1 next year. The current...

1.4 million light installations switched on in Onna

1.4 million light installations switched on in Onna

November 30, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 29, the Kariyushi Group started an event decorated with 1.4 million illumination lights at the Okinawa Kariyushi Beach Resort Ocean Spa and Spa Resort Exes in Onna. It is the largest amount of illuminations in Okinawa, a spokesperson at the hotel...

363 companies take part in the Great Okinawa Trade Fair

363 companies take part in the Great Okinawa Trade Fair

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...

Soap using a mineral unique to Kita Daito Island to be sold worldwide

Soap using a mineral unique to Kita Daito Island to be sold worldwide

October 12, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Cosmetic company Ecomap has developed a new facial soap using dolomite, which is an anhydrous carbonate mineral that includes calcium and magnesium. The mineral is produced in Kita Daito Island. This is the first time that a cosmetic item using dolomite has been...

Resort wedding survey: 65.8 % of people married in Okinawa say they chose the island because they “enjoy the resort feeling”

Resort wedding survey: 65.8 % of people married in Okinawa say they chose the island because they “enjoy the resort feeling”

September 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 18, the Okinawa General Bureau announced the results of a first-ever survey on Okinawa resort weddings. To the question, “Why did you have your wedding ceremony in Okinawa?” most respondents (65.8 percent) wanted to enjoy the resort feeling,...

The number of foreign tourists to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium significantly increasing

The number of foreign tourists to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium significantly increasing

August 23, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The number of foreign tourists visiting the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium has been steadily increasing.

According to the aquarium, the number was 7,770 in the 2009 fiscal year. However, it amounted to about 16,160 in 2013, increasing by roughly double over five...

Mandarin Airlines to offer regular flights between Naha, Gaoxiong from October

August 22, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Mandarin Airlines submitted an application to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to offer Naha-Gaoxiong flights regularly from October 26, 2014. China Airlines, a parent company of Mandarin Airlines, also decided to offer a Naha-Taipei...

Yuinchi Hotel Nanjo aims to be first medical tourist facility

July 24, 2014 Wu Li Jun of the Ryukyu Shimpo

Medical corporation Tapic Group plans to change its Yuinchi Hotel Nanjo to medical tourist facility. They will build an annex to house a new rehabilitation facility and clinic on hotel property. It will open in April 2017.

The hotel annex...

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