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Okinawa to build logistics center in Naha

Okinawa to build logistics center in Naha

September 6, 2013 Fumitetsu Jahana of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government plans to start building a new logistics center in the international industrial clusters area in Naha in January 2014. It should be complete by February 2015.

With five floors above ground and a total floor space of about 26,000 square meters, it will be about nine times bigger than the building that Yamato Holdings currently owns in the area. Yamato is a major logistics services provider offering...

 

Exploratory drilling for natural gas in Miyako

Exploratory drilling for natural gas in Miyako

September 1, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government started exploratory drilling for natural gas in Gusukubebora, Miyako on August 31.

The government plans to carry out exploratory drilling at three sites in Okinawa. To start with, they are working on the drilling in Miyako....

Thai government holds Thailand Festival in Okinawa

Thai government holds Thailand Festival in Okinawa

August 25, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Seeking to attract tourists from Okinawa to Thailand, the Tourism Agency of the Thai Government has held the Thailand Festival at the Naha branch of Aeon, a specialist shopping mall developer, on August 24 and 25. The agency set up a space for selling miscellaneous...

Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau takes part in Thai International Travel Fair 2013

Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau takes part in Thai International Travel Fair 2013

August 21, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau took part in the Thai International Travel Fair from August 15 to 18.

Four companies and one group from Okinawa including the Naha City Tourist Association, Zuisen Shuzou Distillery and Station Hotel Makishi were...

Okinawan travel commodities sold at Natas Fair in Singapore

Okinawan travel commodities sold at Natas Fair in Singapore

August 20, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

From August 16 to 18, the Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Okinawan travel companies took part in the Natas Fair, the largest travel fair in Singapore. Seven companies and one group, including the Okinawa Tourist Service, Hotel JAL City Naha and the...

Sharp increase in Taiwanese tourists visiting Okinawa

Sharp increase in Taiwanese tourists visiting Okinawa

August 18, 2013 Wu Li Jun of Ryukyu Shimpo of the Ryukyu Shimpo

The number of foreign tourists coming to Okinawa has been increasing for five consecutive months since March. Taiwanese tourists were the largest group, at around 50 percent of the total. Their number has been increasing every...

Okinawa’s largest plant factory to be built in Ogimi

Okinawa's largest plant factory to be built in Ogimi

August 8, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

In October, the largest plant factory in Okinawa, that could produce 800,000 lettuce leaves per year, will start operating in Ogimi Village. On August 7, Ogimi Farm, which manages the factory, held a press conference to explain the establishment at a rental incubation...

Thai tourists visit Okinawa

Thai tourists visit Okinawa

August 9, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the morning of August 8, a charter flight organized by Jumbo Tours in Naha brought 288 people from Bangkok to Naha. That same day, 282 people departed from Okinawa for Thailand. This is the second charter flight between Naha and Bangkok in 2013.

The Thai...

JX Nippon to build mega solar plant in Uruma

August 9, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation plans to build a 12 megawatts solar power plant in Uruma. Involving a total investment of about 3.5 billion yen, it aims to start operating the plant in March 2015. The company is making use of the land in Uruma owned by the...

Hilton to open resort hotel at site of Gimbaru Training Area

Hilton to open resort hotel at site of Gimbaru Training Area

July 30, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Kin Town announced on July 30 that Hilton Worldwide, an American global hospitality company, will manage a large resort hotel at a site on the former U.S. military Gimbaru Training Area, which the U.S. military returned to Kin Town and other owners in July 2011....

Facial mask sheet containing snake extract beautifies skin

Facial mask sheet containing snake extract beautifies skin

July 25, 2013, Ryukyu Shimpo

The Uruma-Bio Co. based in Uruma and Okinawa World in Nanjo have developed a cosmetics facial mask sheet that uses the extract of the habu (pit viper). The mask sheet is available from July 24 at Okinawa World and in hotels and gift shops in the prefecture....