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Typhoon Goni causes damages of 780 million yen to agriculture, fisheries in Okinawa

Typhoon Goni causes damages of 780 million yen to agriculture, fisheries in Okinawa

August 26, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to a quick estimation announced by the Okinawa Prefectural Government on August 25, the amount of damage to agriculture, forestry and fisheries caused by Typhoon Goni reached a total of 781,640,000 yen.

Yaeyama islands, where the typhoon registered a maximum instantaneous wind speed of 71.0 meters per second on Ishigaki, had the largest damage amount at 596,920,000 yen.

The cost of damages in Kumejima and Taketomijima islands is being...

 

Okinawa Prefectural Fisheries Cooperative leaders protest U.S. military helicopter crash

Okinawa Prefectural Fisheries Cooperative leaders protest U.S. military helicopter crash

August 20, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On August 12, a U.S. Army Special Operations MH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crashed on a U.S. Navy cargo vessel off the shore of Uruma City. In response, on August18, the presidents of 36 regional fisheries cooperatives making up the Okinawa Prefectural Fisheries...

Container cargo handled at Naha Port reaches record high of 3.92 million tons

Container cargo handled at Naha Port reaches record high of 3.92 million tons

August 20, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to a preliminary estimate from the 2014 Naha Port Statistics compiled by the Naha Port Administration Management Union and released on August 19, container cargo handled at Naha Port has reached a record high of 3.927 million tons, up 3.4 percent from...

Naha Airport to install enclosed pedestrian bridge between terminals

August 7, 2015 Ayako Sakaguchi of Ryukyu Shimpo

Naha Airport Building Co. Ltd. (NABCO) and Okinawa Prefecture will build a covered pedestrian bridge to connect the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal. They aim for it to be open by June 2016. Currently, there is no sheltered access...

First flight from Hangzhou, China arrives in Naha; 151 passengers are welcomed with souvenirs

First flight from Hangzhou, China arrives in Naha; 151 passengers are welcomed with souvenirs

July 21, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 21, China Eastern Airlines commenced a regular twice-a-week flight service connecting Hangzhou, China with Naha Airport. Shortly after 1:00pm, 151 passengers arrived on the first flight from Hangzhou to the international terminal of Naha Airport. At the terminal,...

Okinawa and Hawaii to sign new memorandum on co-developing clean energy

July 5, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

From July 9, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga will visit Hawaii. Onaga and Hawaii Governor David Ige will sign a memorandum on an ongoing Okinawa and Hawaii clean energy co-development project. Based on the past five-years’ development results, the Okinawa Prefectural...

Okinawan Products Promotion Month begins with parade at Kokusai Street

Okinawan Products Promotion Month begins with parade at Kokusai Street

July 1, 2015

On “the Day of Okinawan Products” on July 1, there was a parade down Kokusai Street in Naha City to launch the beginning of the 2015 Okinawa products promotion month. This year’s slogan is; “Oh, good! I get it now, Okinawan Products.” About 250 people...

Okinawa governor, Chinese ambassador meet in Naha

Okinawa governor, Chinese ambassador meet in Naha

July 1, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 30, Chinese Ambassador to Japan Cheng Yonghua came to Okinawa Prefecture to attend a ceremony marking the July 1 launch of the Naha-Fuzhou direct service by China Eastern Airlines. He met with Governor Takeshi Onaga in Naha city over a meal.

The governor...

Shipments of Awamori slide for 10th consecutive year

June 25, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 24, The Okinawa Regional Taxation Office released taxation figures on alcoholic beverages shipped by breweries in Okinawa Prefecture during fiscal 2014. Shipments of all alcoholic beverages declined 4.0% over the year to 71,258 kiloliters, generating 10.53...

Availability of Halal food is key factor for attracting Muslim travelers: survey

Availability of Halal food is key factor for attracting Muslim travelers: survey

June 11, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

All overseas Muslims who participated in a survey by the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) said that the availability of Halal food is an important factor to consider when traveling. The survey highlights the significance of dietary restrictions on...

“Kokusai dori yatai mura” opens on June 19 at the site after Grand Orion

“Kokusai dori yatai mura” opens on June 19 at the site after Grand Orion

May 28, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 28 at Tenbusu Hall in Naha City, a presentation was held to celebrate the impending opening of “Kokusai dori yatai mura” stores, which open on June 19. The event took place at the shop site, the former theatre Grand Orion in Makishi, Naha City. Twenty-two...