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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 factory at the Yui no Hama, a reclaimed area of Shioya Bay in Ogimi.

Using the mineral-rich spring water of Ogimi Village, they will cultivate plants hydroponically or in planters without...

 

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....

Orion and Asahi co-develop third-category beer “Okinawa-dayori”

Orion and Asahi co-develop third-category beer

July 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Orion Breweries and Asahi Breweries held a press conference at the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hall in Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo on July 17. They announced that they will sell their new jointly-developed product “Asahi Orion Okinawa-dayori”...

Thousands of Yokohama company employees wear kariyushi shirts

Thousands of Yokohama company employees wear <em>kariyushi</em> shirts

July 7, 2013 Sadaharu Shimabukuro of Ryukyu Shimpo

Three thousand employees of JFE Engineering have begun wearing kariyushi shirts in the company’s offices from July. Twelve branches nationwide from Hokkaido to Kyushu, including the main office at Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture,...

Tomigusuku ranks as Okinawa’s most livable city

July 19, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Tokyo-based Toyo Keizai magazine announced their annual ranking of the Japan’s most livable cities for 2013. In Okinawa, Tomigusuku came 1st followed by Uruma and Nago. The previous year Nago came 2nd ahead of Uruma.

In the national rankings, Tomigusuku...

Naha-Beijing route restarts nine months after Senkakus dispute

Naha-Beijing route restarts nine months after Senkakus dispute

July 4, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On July 3, Air China restarted its Naha-Beijing service that had been suspended from October 10, 2012 because of the Senkaku Islands dispute between Japan and China. At 7:00 p.m. that evening 136 people arrived at Naha Airport from Beijing and 59 people went to Beijing...

Sweet Bakery Porsche wins top award in All Japan Great Pastry Fair 2013

Sweet Bakery Porsche wins top award in All Japan Great Pastry Fair 2013

June 19, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Sweet Bakery Porsche Co. has won the Honorary President Award in the technical section of the 26th National Confectionery Great Exhibition held in Hiroshima with its Princess Moon Mango & Shikuwasa set.

First released in June 2011, this sweet...

China Eastern Airlines revives its Naha – Shanghai flights

June 14, 2013 Wu Li Jun of Ryukyu Shimpo

China Eastern Airlines has increased its Shanghai – Naha flights from four round-trips a week to one per day. With relations between Japan and China deteriorating over the Senkaku Islands issue, since September 2012 the company had reduced the...