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Renowned golfer Isao Aoki becomes goodwill ambassador for Okinawa

Renowned golfer Isao Aoki becomes goodwill ambassador for Okinawa

April 20, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Isao Aoki who is one of Japan’s most successful golfers, has become a goodwill ambassador for Okinawa. Chiba Prefecture resident Aoki promised to convey the charm of Okinawa to the rest of the world. Vice Governor Mitsuo Agena gave Aoki a certificate to mark his appointment as ambassador at the Okinawa Prefectural Government office on April 20.

Aoki said, “Thanks to those who have been supporting me, I could become the goodwill ambassador...

 

Okinawa Governor Onaga meets major Taiwanese economic organization

April 20, 2015 Kazuya Arakaki of Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 19, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga who is visiting Taiwan, had a dinner meeting with executives of an economic organization comprising major Taiwanese companies at a hotel in Taipei. They talked for about two hours about promoting economic...

Okinawa Governor Onaga meets Chinese Premier

April 15, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 14, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga visited China as one of the delegates of the Association for the Promotion of International Trade Japan. Onaga met the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang, at the Great Hall...

Shurijo: The World’s 10th Most Visited Castle

April 9, 2015 Wu Li Jun of the Ryukyu Shimpo

CNN’s “Travel + Leisure” website has ranked Shurijo Castle in Naha City as the 10th most visited Palace or Castle in the world. The ranking is based on visitor numbers obtained from tourist and government sources. Shurijo is the only...

Okinawa Governor Onaga to visit China for economic promotion

March 25 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga is considering visiting China as one of delegates of the Association for the Promotion of International Trade Japan, in the middle of April. The association’s members plan to meet senior officials of the Chinese government. Onaga...

USJ CEO announces a plan to build a theme park in Okinawa

USJ CEO announces a plan to build a theme park in Okinawa

March 19, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo 

Glenn Gumpel, CEO of the company behind Universal Studios Japan (USJ), the US movie theme park in Osaka, held a press conference in Osaka City on March 18. Gumpel announced plans to build a theme park in Okinawa. Gumpel described the scale of the development;...

Ryukyuan traditional patterns digitalized

Ryukyuan traditional patterns digitalized

March 1, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Crafts Promotion Center has assembled about one thousand Ryukyuan traditional patterns in a database. These patterns are used for Okinawan lacquer wares, bingata, Okinawan traditional resist dyed cloth, and textiles collected in museums and resource...

Majority of Okinawan companies claim labor shortage affecting their operation

February 25, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Development Finance Corporation, on February 25, revealed the result of a survey on labor scarcity and its impact. The companies that answered “already facing scarcity of employees” and “expecting to face scarcity of employees,”...

Naha airport International cargo shipments amounts to over 180,000 tons

February 26, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to the statistics by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, international cargo shipments to and from Naha airport in 2014 amounted to 185,087 tons – double the amount in 2008. The figure is twice that of 2008, when All Nippon...

Increase in foreign tourists visiting Okinawa leads to shortage in hotel rooms

February 19, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo 

The number of foreign tourists visiting Okinawa rapidly increased during observation of the Lunar New Year which began on February 18. The shortage of hotel rooms in Okinawa has been due to overlapping events such as professional baseball spring training...

Hewlett-Packard Vice President meets Okinawa Governor, with eye on Okinawa for business expansion in Asia

Hewlett-Packard Vice President meets Okinawa Governor, with eye on Okinawa for business expansion in Asia

January 23, 2015

On January 22, Vice President Tom Norton of the Hewlett-Packard Company U.S. Headquarters (HP) made a courtesy call on Governor Takeshi Onaga at the Okinawa Prefectural Government Office. Vice President Norton expressed interest in finding ways to utilize international submarine...