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Providing winter watermelons to all of Japan JA promotes Nakijin produce in Tokyo

Providing winter watermelons to all of Japan	JA promotes Nakijin produce in Tokyo

January 17, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Tokyo – On January 15, JA Okinawa held a tasting and promotional event in Tokyo to increase awareness of Japan’s earliest watermelons, Nakijin watermelons, outside of Okinawa.

Workers promoted and provided tastings of winter watermelons to consumers, beginning the day in the early morning with brokers at Toyosu Market and moving in the afternoon to Takashimaya in Tamagawa.

Customers, mouths full of watermelon, called the watermelons in...

 

The Original Awamori opportunity with Lao-Lao made by Lao women

The Original Awamori  opportunity with Lao-Lao made by Lao women

December 26, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo
By Yuki Nakamura

In the new year, Co-Op Okinawa (Urasoe City, Okinawa) will begin importing the Lao traditional alcohol Lao-Lao into Okinawa to support industrialization in Laos. Currently, Lao-Lao is produced and sold in Laos and a portion of profits is...

Okinawa welcomes peak chrysanthemum season as supplier of the New Year’s staple

Okinawa welcomes peak chrysanthemum season as supplier of the New Year’s staple

December 19, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa’s chrysanthemum flower producers have welcomed peak shipping season ahead of the New Year.

To accommodate the increased output, the Okinawa Flower Grower’s Co-op set up an expanded delivery schedule in partnership with ANA Cargo.

Each...

Here’s what to know about the new food hall on Kokusai Street

Here’s what to know about the new food hall on Kokusai Street

December 17, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 16, South Island Spice Co., Ltd. (Naha City,) owned by Spice Works Inc. (Tokyo, CEO: Wataru Shimotono) launched the “Okinawa Kokusai Noren-gai” food hall complex inside the former Okinawa Mitsukoshi building in Makishi, Naha City.

The...

“Feels like a vacation”: Inside the new and improved Plaza House

“Feels like a vacation”: Inside the new and improved Plaza House

November 23, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Kubota, Okinawa City— On November 22, the Plaza House Shopping Center unveiled its newest additions: Roger’s Food Market, a food hall which features quality delicacies from around the world, and the Cinema Plaza House 1954, a mini-theater.

Plaza House...

WUB Okinawa discuss advancing tourism at Asia Conference

WUB Okinawa discuss advancing tourism at Asia Conference

October 29, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 28, just two days before “World Uchinanchu Day,” WUB Okinawa (Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association Okinawa, chaired by Jinkichi Uezu) held its second Asia Conference at the Okinawa Harborview Hotel in Naha City.

Approximately 140 attendees,...

Okinawa found to be 4th lowest rank prefecture in Japan in terms of degree of independence

Okinawa found to be 4th lowest rank prefecture in Japan in terms of degree of independence

October 18, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 17 it came to light through an investigation by Emeritus Professor Hajime Oshiro of the University of the Ryukyus that the regional economic circulation ratio within Okinawa Prefecture is 78.8 percent, which demonstrates that the degree of independence...

OIST, Misawa Homes jointly awarded Good Design Award Best 100 for Sustainable Architecture

OIST, Misawa Homes jointly awarded Good Design Award Best 100 for Sustainable Architecture

October 3, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 2 the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (Tokyo Prefecture) announced the results of the 2019 Good Design Award (1,420 entries selected).

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST, Onna Village) and Misawa Homes...

Shimojishima welcomes first international flight operated by HK Express

Shimojishima welcomes first international flight operated by HK Express

July 20, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

HK Express, a Hong Kong-based low-cost carrier (LCC) launched nonstop service between Hong Kong and Shimojishima on July 19. The route is the first to offer international access to Irabu, Miyako island. Shimojishima Airport held a ceremony to commemorate the inaugural...

Okinawa’s tourism revenue for 2018 at record high of 733.4-billion yen

Okinawa’s tourism revenue for 2018 at record high of 733.4-billion yen

July 19, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

During the regular press conference on the morning of July 19, Okinawa Prefecture Governor Denny Tamaki announced the tourism revenue, including both domestic and foreign tourists (by air) for 2018.

Compared to the previous year, it was 733.4-billion yen,...

Peach Air resumes operation of Naha-to-Hong-Kong flight

Peach Air resumes operation of Naha-to-Hong-Kong flight

June 29, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 28, Osaka-based Peach Aviation resumed its Naha-to-Hong-Kong flight, which had been out of operation for one year and eight months. There will be one flight per day each day of the week. To celebrate the resumption of operation, CEO Shinichi Inoue and others...