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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” from July 23 throughout Japan except Okinawa Prefecture and the Amami District. This is the first product in their business alliance.

The companies started developing the product as third-category...

 

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...

International tourism revenue in Okinawa up by 36%

June 8, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 7, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) announced the results of a survey on international tourists’ level of satisfaction with tourism in Okinawa in fiscal 2012. Revenue from tourism increased 36 percent to 22.7 billion yen because in comparison...

Ocean thermal power generation to start on Kume-jima

Ocean thermal power generation to start on Kume-jima

June 4, 2013 Ayako Sakaguchi of the Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government has been promoting a new energy policy. The Deep Sea Water Research Center on Kume-jima has been carrying out proof tests for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) since April. This is a pioneer project for...

Okinawan fisheries groups ask government to review Japan-China fisheries pact

Okinawan fisheries groups ask government to review Japan-China fisheries pact

May 30, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 29 in Tokyo, Okinawa Vice Governor Kurayoshi Takara and the members of the Okinawa Federations of Fisheries Cooperatives and the Ikema Fisheries Cooperatives asked Senior Vice Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Taku Eto to review the Japan-China...

Entrepreneurs to hold “Startup Weekend Organizer summit” in Okinawa

Entrepreneurs to hold

May 26, 2013 Ryoki Nagahama of the Ryukyu Shimpo

Event organizers from all around the world involved in the Startup Weekend will meet for the first time in Asia in Urasoe this autumn. According to the organizer, Startup Weekend is a global network of leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to...

Agreement to use Thai rice for awamori brewing

Agreement to use Thai rice for <em>awamori</em> brewing

May 23, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 22, the Prefectural Brewing Association and the Thai Rice Exporters Association entered into an agreement to promote the use of Thai rice for awamori brewing. They agreed on the safety and stable supply of Thai rice and activities to help expand the...

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