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Naha Airport building links international and domestic terminals to improve traveler experience

Naha Airport building links international and domestic terminals to improve traveler experience

March 14, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 13 the Naha Airport Building Co. Ltd. (NABCO), which manages the terminal buildings of Naha Airport, held a ceremony celebrating the completion of the new terminal building linking the international and domestic terminal buildings.

The new building will open for use on March 18, and is organized into three stories similar to the ways in which the international and domestic terminals are organized.

Arrivals are on the first floor, departures...

 

Okinawa fails to surpass Hawaii in terms of 2018 tourist numbers and increase rate

Okinawa fails to surpass Hawaii in terms of 2018 tourist numbers and increase rate

February 3, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. state of Hawaii, which is in competition with Okinawa over incoming tourist numbers, had a preliminary estimate of 9,954,548 tourists in the 2018 calendar year, roughly 112,100 more than Okinawa, which had 984,2400 tourists visiting during the same period.

Okinawa...

Orion to be bought out and become a subsidiary of Nomura and a foreign investment firm

Orion to be bought out and become a subsidiary of Nomura and a foreign investment firm

 

January 24, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On January 23, Orion Beer announced the tender offer for Orion shares by Nomura Holdings, Inc. (HD) and U.S. investment firm The Carlyle Group, along with their approval to become a wholly owned subsidiary company.

In short,...

Nomura and U.S. investment firm consider Orion Beer acquisition

Nomura and U.S. investment firm consider Orion Beer acquisition

January 18, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

On January 18, multiple sources confirmed Nomura Holdings, Inc. and U.S. investment firm The Carlyle Group are considering the acquisition of Orion Beer.

Nomura and Carlyle are making adjustments with the idea that they acquire the shares...

Okinawa ranks third in the world for popular spring break travel destination

Okinawa ranks third in the world for popular spring break travel destination

January 10, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On January 9, travel search engine KAYAK announced its popular spring break travel destinations ranking for 2019, which was based on search data.

KAYAK is a leading subsidiary of one of the world’s largest online travel agencies, Booking...

Jetstar Asia CEO expresses gratitude for Naha-Singapore flights doing well

Jetstar Asia CEO expresses gratitude for Naha-Singapore flights doing well

December 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 29, Jetstar Asia Airways CEO Barathan Pasupathi visited Governor Denny Tamaki at the prefectural office.

Pasupathi expressed his gratitude for service between Naha and Singapore doing well.

This service route has entered...

International patient care training for healthcare professionals

International patient care training for healthcare professionals

November 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

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JA Okinawa shows improvement in foreign sales, and popularity of goods on cruise ships

JA Okinawa shows improvement in foreign sales, and popularity of goods on cruise ships

 

November 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

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MRO facility relocates to Naha airport, anticipates demand

MRO facility relocates to Naha airport, anticipates demand

 

November 9, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo 

 

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Hopes of outperforming Hawaii in tourism dashed

Hopes of outperforming Hawaii in tourism dashed

 

November 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Ryota Nakamura

 

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A 14 percent increase in tourism-related economic effect, record high at 1.17 trillion yen

September 26, Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 25, the Okinawa Prefecture Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports announced the economic ripple effect of travel-related services and tourism for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.

The effect was calculated based on travel and tourism expenditure,...