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New Year’s Convention to promote Okinawan tourism worldwide

New Year's Convention to promote Okinawan tourism worldwide

January 5, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 5, the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) held a New Year’s Convention for Okinawan tourism at the Pacific Hotel Okinawa in Naha. About 1,000 people related to the Okinawan tourism industry and the Okinawa Prefectural Government took part in the convention. They prayed for the further development of Okinawan tourism.

Yoshiyuki Uehara, the head of the bureau said, “Okinawan tourism grew steadily last year. I expect...

 

Record 6,507,000 tourists visit Okinawa in the calendar year of 2014

December 20, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 19, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) announced the number of tourist visitations to Okinawa from January to November 2014. The number was 6,507,000, a new yearly record, exceeding 6,413,700 in the calendar year of 2013(from January to December...

Higashi to become new president of WUB

Higashi to become new president of WUB

December 9, 2014 4 Wu Li Jun of the Ryukyu Shimpo

Consultant of the Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association, Yoshikazu Higashi, who is also president of the Okinawa Tourist Service, will take up a post as the new president of the organization on January 1 next year. The current...

Naha ranks 6th among top 10 destinations on the rise in the world

Naha ranks 6th among top 10 destinations on the rise in the world

December 4, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 3, TripAdvisor, the biggest travel website in the world providing travel reviews, announced “Traveler’s Choice 10 Destinations On The Rise in 2014.”
Naha City has ranked 6th in the world ranking, and 4th in the Asian ranking....

Hong Kong’s major investment group to tap into Okinawan markets

November 30, 2014 Wu Li Jun of Ryukyu Shimpo

Hong Kong’s major investing company First Eastern Investment Group, one of low-cost carrier Peace Aviation’s key shareholders, is planning to invest in Okinawan hotel and entertainment industries. The head of the company Victor L.L. Chu,...

Chibana Hanaui textile products to enhance regional branding in Okinawa

Chibana Hanaui textile products to enhance regional branding in Okinawa

November 20, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Luggage and accessory store Tajimaya has developed original products with Okinawa City’s Chibana Hanaui textile company, which makes state-designated traditional crafts. They released their new products on November 20. Tajimaya, the Chibana Hanaui Business...

Symposium held for fifth anniversary of International Logistics Hub

Symposium held for fifth anniversary of International Logistics Hub

October 29, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 28, the Okinawa Prefecture Government organized a symposium in Naha commemorating the 5th anniversary of the Okinawa International Logistics Hub.

Operations began at the All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) Cargo Hub at Naha Airport in October 2009....

Record 658,700 tourists visit Okinawa in September

Record 658,700 tourists visit Okinawa in September

October 21, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 20, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) announced a new monthly record for tourist visitation numbers in Okinawa. A total of 658,700 people visited Okinawa in September. This is the 24th consecutive month in which the previous year’s figures...

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...

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...

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