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Harborview and Tenbusu set up a Ryukyuan wedding plan at Kokusai street

Harborview and Tenbusu set up a Ryukyuan wedding plan at Kokusai street

October, 8, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 8, 2015, ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Okinawa Harborview will for the first time sponsor a public Ryukyuan wedding.

At the public wedding, called “Ryu-kon in Kokusai Street & Tenbusu Naha,” a groom and bride will wear traditional Ryukyuan clothes and walk with their families from the Mutsumibashi intersection to the Naha Bunka Tenbusu Hall. The couple will perform a newlywed ceremony of Nudinuchaaji, in which the couple wears a piece...

 

OkiHam to test-market malted vinegar in Taiwan

OkiHam to test-market malted vinegar in Taiwan

October 1, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Ham Co. Ltd. (OkiHam) created “Benikojisu” which consists of rice malt, Ryukyu Moromi Vinegar, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Working with the Okinawa Industry Business Association, the company will test-market Benikojisu on wealthy consumers...

Two Korean airlines start Seoul-Naha route

September 23, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Flights between Seoul and Naha will increase to five round trips daily by the end of this year. Korean LCC Jeju Air will launch a round trip on the route every day from December 1, and T’way Airlines will do the same from December 25. It will be the first...

Beijing Capital Airlines to run charter flights between Hangzhou and Naha in October

September 25, 2014 Wu Li Jun of Ryukyu Shimpo

From October 29, Beijing Capital Airlines will start chartering two round-trip flights per week between Hangzhou and Naha. The new service will operate on Tuesday and Saturday using Airbus 320 aircraft, which has about 160 seats. The company plans...

Tourism revenue in Okinawa reaches a new high in fiscal 2013

Tourism revenue in Okinawa reaches a new high in fiscal 2013

September 20, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government announced a 12.1 percent increase in tourism revenue from the 2012 fiscal year to the 2013 fiscal year. At 447,868,000,000 yen, the 2013 figure represents a new high. This is the first time the number has increased by more...

Okinawa Halal Chamber launched to advance into Islamic market

Okinawa Halal Chamber launched to advance into Islamic market

August 29, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 28, the Okinawa Products Associated Co. Ltd launched the Okinawa Halal Chamber to expand business for Okinawan products in the Islamic market in Southeast Asia. The Chamber will hold test marketing of Okinawan products in Malaysia in November and in...

RKK LINE to increase small cargo shipment

August 10, 2014 Akiko Kuwabara of Ryukyu Shimpo

To increase export cargo from Okinawa, RKK Shipping Lines Co. will start including 10-feet containers in its regular container shipping service from September. By using containers smaller than usual, the company aims to increase small cargo exports....

Awamori promoted for registration in the World’s Cultural Heritage list

Awamori promoted for registration in the World's Cultural Heritage list

August 5, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 4, the Awamori Meister Association launched a preparatory committee to promote the inscribing of Awamori, which is made of Aspergillus luchuensis, to the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Following Japanese cuisine, which was listed on the World...

Okinawa airline companies to increase the number of flights between Singapore and Naha

July 29, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa airline companies will work on increasing flights between Singapore and Naha.

Junbo Tours and Okinawa Tourist plan to carry out eight flight tours between Okinawa and Singapore from September to December. The number is an annual record on the route....

Over 500,000 tourists visit Okinawa in June

July 20, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 18, the Okinawa Prefectural Government announced the number of tourists who came to Okinawa in June 2014. A total of 557, 300 visitors represents a 13.9 percent increase over the same month last year, setting a new monthly record. This is the first time the...

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...

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