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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 president Tameyasu Nagamine will become the next consultant of the WUB.

The Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association (WUB) is a non-profit organization established for strengthening partnership...

 

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...

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...

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