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Air China begins service – four flights a week by two airlines

January 12, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 11, the maiden flight between Naha and Beijing operated by Air China, the most well known of Chinese airline companies, arrived at Naha Airport. The 141 passengers received commemorative gifts and bouquets of flowers in a welcome ceremony held at the international terminal.

To date, direct flights between these two cities have operated only twice a week, and have been provided by Hainan Airlines, but that number has now doubled with the introduction...

 

JA Okinawa begins shipping citrus tankan Hayata to locations throughout the country

JA Okinawa begins shipping citrus tankan Hayata to locations throughout the country

January 11, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 10, a ceremony marking this season’s first shipment of the citrus tankan Hayata was held at the Northern District Farming and Promotion Center of JA (Japan Agricultural Co-operatives) Okinawa, in Isagawa, Nago. About 100 participants, including producers...

Wholesalers create new logo for Okinawa Churaumi tuna

Wholesalers create new logo for Okinawa Churaumi tuna

January 5, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 4, at Tomari Fish Market, the Fresh Fish Wholesalers and Distribution Cooperative of Okinawa announced the logo for Okinawa Churaumi tuna, ocean-fresh fish. This is a part of the Okinawa Churaumi tuna branding project. Kiyoshi Toyama, the director...

Okinawan Products Association to sell in China

December 27, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawan Products Associate co. Ltd will test markets for Okinawan products in next March at two different places of Shanghai and Shenzhen in China. This is part of the Project for the Market-Enhancing Strategy of Okinawan Products into China and will be...

Naha Airport ranks 5th in the country in terms of annual passenger numbers

December 21, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the 2010 fiscal year the number of annual passengers on civilian aircraft using Naha Airport was calculated to be 14225909, putting it in the top five of the approximately 90 airports in the country. While the airport ranked seventh in the 2008 fiscal year,...

Okinawa International Animation Contents Summit to be held in Naha next February

Okinawa International Animation Contents Summit to be held in Naha next February

December 16, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 19 next year, the Okinawa International Animation Contents Summit, featuring attractions of animation and content, and including events such as a world-class museum of Japanese animation contents, a panel exhibition of the Ultraman Series, live performances...

From March 2012 Yomitan Murasaki Mura will promote tourism with karate

From March 2012 Yomitan Murasaki Mura will promote tourism with karate

December 17, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 16 at the Prefectural Government Offices, representatives of Yomitan Kururu Resort Okinawa, which manages the Taiken Okoku Murasaki Mura in Yomitan, met with executives from four other firms and announced that they will commence a model project to...

JAL puts on a special cargo service to get New Year chrysanthemums from Okinawa to all parts of the country

JAL puts on a special cargo service to get New Year chrysanthemums from Okinawa to all parts of the country

December 15, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the lead up to the season’s peak at the nationwide auction for chrysanthemums for the New Year, from December 15 to 23, Taiyo no Hana, a union of flower producers and Japan Airlines dispatched a special flight at around 2:00am on December 15, to transport...

Sugarcane output lowest since Okinawa’s reversion – affected by typhoon, disease and insects

December 10, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 9, in the Economy and Labor Commission of the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly (chaired by Nobuko Tamaki), the head of the Okinawa Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Toshiaki Higa, projected that because of damage caused by typhoons the...

CEO of Baidu Japan Inc. visits Okinawa

CEO of Baidu Japan Inc. visits Okinawa

December 4, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Haiteng Chen, Chief Executive Officer of Baidu Japan Inc. visited Okinawa from December 1 to 3, for meetings with leaders of the prefectural government and representatives of local companies. Baidu Inc. (President Alan Zhang) is a Chinese web-services company...

Prefectural Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports sets up an information site on the islands off Okinawa

Prefectural Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports sets up an information site on the islands off Okinawa

December 1, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo
From December 1, Prefectural Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports commences a service called “DOR39,” a participatory Internet site that offers photographs, movies and comments for people who plan to visit one of the 39 inhabited islands off Okinawa....

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