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Okinawa chooses NTT Communications Corp to install an underwater cable connecting Okinawa, areas around Tokyo and Asian countries

Okinawa chooses NTT Communications Corp to install an underwater cable connecting Okinawa, areas around Tokyo and Asian countries

July 18, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government chose Tokyo-based NTT Communications Corp to install an underwater cable connecting Okinawa, areas around Tokyo and Asian countries on July 17. With a vision to make Okinawa an information hub for Asia, the government will work on developing a new international communication network.

Through a high-speed network with large capacity and less exposure to earthquakes than other parts of Japan, the government will promote...

 

Major Taiwanese company buys 1,650 square meters of land along Kokusai Street

June 10, 2014 Wu Li Jun of the Ryukyu Shimpo

Major Taiwanese Cement Company Chia Hsin Cement Corporation bought about 1,650 square meters of land along Kokusai Street in the Matsuo district of Naha. The company concluded a sales contract with an Okinawan company that owned the land, on June...

First Russia-Okinawa charter services launched

First Russia-Okinawa charter services launched

June 5, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the evening of June 4, a charter flight from Khabarovsk, Russia arrived at Naha Airport. The Okinawa Visitor Convention Bureau held a welcoming ceremony on the same day at the international passenger terminal, greeting 115 tourists and officials from Russian travel...

Okinawan pork exports to Hong Kong reach a new high

Okinawan pork exports to Hong Kong reach a new high

June 3, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawan pork exports to Hong Kong have increased by more than double.
According to a government survey on meat distributors in the prefecture, pork exports for the 2013 fiscal year amounted to 40.9 tons – a new record. This represents a 61.5 percent increase...

Tianjin Airlines’ charter flight service to start from June

May 23, 2014 Wu Li Jun of Ryukyu Shimpo

Tianjin Airlines, based in Tianjin, China, will operate its charter flights to Naha from June 1. Charter flights by Tianjin Airlines will run every Thursday and Sunday for one year.

Since September 2012, when the relationship between Japan and...

Okinawa aiming to attract 6.9 million tourists in the 2014 fiscal year

Okinawa aiming to attract 6.9 million tourists in the 2014 fiscal year

May 21 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) announced a plan to attract more tourists to Okinawa in the 2014 fiscal year on May 20. The government has aimed to attract 6.9 million tourists to Okinawa. The number has increased by 4.9 percent from the number of tourists...

ANA begins cargo flights between Okinawa and Singapore

ANA begins cargo flights between Okinawa and Singapore

May 15, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has started new cargo flights between Okinawa and Singapore as part of its international cargo project. The cargo flight on this route left for Singapore at 5:00 a.m. on April 14.

There will be six flights per week from Okinawa, with...

Seven-Eleven to tap into markets in Okinawa

May 19, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The world’s largest convenience store operator Seven-Eleven, Inc. plans to tap into markets in Okinawa. The company is negotiating with Okinawan companies about affiliating, building stores, and acquiring factories.

Seven-Eleven is targeting Okinawa as...

Okinawa to provide more multi-lingual diving guides

May 16, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

In fiscal 2014, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) will work on a project to train people who speak foreign languages to become diving guides.

The OPG aims to equip job seekers who can speak foreign languages with the diving expertise and skills needed...

Orion Beer operating mega solar power plant

Orion Beer operating mega solar power plant

May 13, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Three mega solar power plants, constructed by the Orion Beer company in Okinawa, have been switched on. On May 12, at the Orion Arashiyama Mega Solar Power Plant at Kogachi, Nago, the company held an opening and celebration. Orion Beer is the first food and beverage...

Okinawa-based game designer co-develops worldwide bestseller

Okinawa-based game designer co-develops worldwide bestseller

May 6, 2014 Ken Sasaki of Ryukyu Shimpo

An Okinawa resident and game creator Ryo Agarie has co-developed a top-ranking smartphone game app, working from his home in Naha. Since it was sold this February, the Japanese-mythology themed puzzle game is currently first place out of 19 countries...

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