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Diving Resort Travel Expo 2014 to be held in Okinawa

October 10, 2013 Wu Li Jun of Ryukyu Shimpo

The Diving Resort Travel Expo 2014 will be held at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan from June 20 to 22 next year. This expo is widely regarded as the largest diving and travel event in the Asia-Pacific region.

Hong Kong based event company LX Development Group Ltd will host the expo and the Okinawa Prefectural Government and Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) have succeeded in attracting the event.

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Ritz Carton Okinawa wins Crystal Awards 2013

Ritz Carton Okinawa wins Crystal Awards 2013

September 27, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA took first prize in the Crystal Awards 2013. The awards are given to spas in Japan, which are chosen by the customers. This event, which is the only exhibition specializing in the spa and wellness business in Japan, aims to help...

Awamori seminar held in South Korea

<em>Awamori</em> seminar held in South Korea

September 29, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Seoul office of the Japan External Trade Organization held a seminar event at Gangnam Finance Center in Seoul on September 24 to introduce the Okinawan alcoholic beverage awamori to local hotels and izakaya or Japanese style taverns. A...

Tourism generates 676.7 billion yen in economic ripple effect

September 18, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 17, the Okinawa Prefectural Government announced the economic ripple effect of tourism in Okinawa in the 2012 fiscal year. With increasing numbers of tourists from overseas, this business produced a ripple effect worth 676.7 billion yen in 2012,...

Okinawa hosts wedding industry delegation from China

Okinawa hosts wedding industry delegation from China

September 11, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 10, on the invitation of the Okinawa Resort Wedding Association, a delegation from China attended a wedding demonstration held at a resort hotel in Onna. The number of couples in China who hold their wedding ceremony in resort hotels abroad is increasing...

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...

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...