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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 years.

While the ratio of foreign visitors to domestic ones was 6.8 percent in fiscal 2009, it increased to 11.9 percent in 2013. The largest number of foreign visitors came from Taiwan, followed...

 

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...

Salt company Nuchi-masu wins Monde Selection Grand Gold Medal for five consecutive years

Salt company Nuchi-masu wins Monde Selection Grand Gold Medal for five consecutive years

July 6, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Uruma City based salt company Nuchi-masu has won the the Grand Gold Medal for five consecutive years at the 2014 Monde Selection, an international food and alcoholic beverage fair. The company also received the International High Quality Trophy, an award given to...

Toyota Tsusho Corporation plans to start juvenile bluefin tuna farming in Nago

June 19, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Nagoya based Toyota Tsusho Corporation plans to start juvenile bluefin tuna farming within the fishing area for the Haneji Fishery Association in Nago. In order to carry out this project, the company has done technical collaboration with Kinki University, which achieved...

EVA Airways launches flights between Taipei and Naha

EVA Airways launches flights between Taipei and Naha

June 18, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

EVA Airways, a leading airline based in Taiwan, launched flights between Taipei and Naha for the first time on June 17. It is the fourth company to operate flights on the route, following China Airlines, TransAsia Airways and LCC airline Peach Aviation. EVA Airways...

China’s LCC Spring Airlines to launch flights between Shanghai and Naha in August

June 17, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

China’s LCC Spring Airlines will launch flights between Shanghai and Naha in August. It plans to run four round trips per week using Airbus A320 aircraft. The company has applied to China Civil Aviation Administration for approval to operate the service. This...

Flights between Naha and Chengdu to start in July

June 8, 2014 Wu Li Jun of the Ryukyu Shimpo

China Eastern Airlines plans to launch regular flights between Naha and Chengdu district of Sichuan province in Southwest China in the middle of July.

The company will apply to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport to commence...

Local company to sell its Ryukyu glass jewelry in Singapore

Local company to sell its Ryukyu glass jewelry in Singapore

May 6, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

A Ryukyu glass company Rurian has begun selling its jewelry brand products at a select shop in Singapore as of the start of May. The company is working to sell its products in overseas markets with support from the Okinawa Industry Promotion Public Corporation. Rurian...

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