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Production of brown sugar affected by poor sugar cane harvests

Production of brown sugar affected by poor sugar cane harvests

May 8, 2012 Fumitaki Jahana of Ryukyu Shimpo

2011 to 2012 was a lean season for sugar cane in Okinawa. The shortage of raw materials led to a decrease in production of chunks of Okinawan brown sugar, which in turn pushed the selling price up. The problem of short supply came after the over stock of the previous year was resolved. A branding campaign was carried out from April in conjunction with the tightening of labeling requirements of origin for chunks of brown sugar, and officials commented,...

 

Brown sugar day

Brown sugar day

May 11, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 10, or Brown Sugar Day, the Okinawa Non-Centrifugal Sugar Countermeasure Conference held an event promoting the consumption and sale of chunks of Okinawan brown sugar in the plaza in front of Palette Kumoji. Organizations related to the event will run a campaign...

Popular Okinawa soba restaurant helps create a new pot noodle

Popular Okinawa soba restaurant helps create a new pot noodle

May 2, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 1, the Okinawa branch of FamilyMart launched a pot noodle called “Ryukyu soba overseen by Ishigufu.” The Okinawa soba restaurant Ishigufu and FamilyMart, Japan’s third largest convenience store chain, cooperated with Nissin Foods to develop...

Yoshimoto Kogyo suggests establishing a base for entertainment in Okinawa

April 4, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Yoshimoto Kogyo, a well known Japanese entertainment company has suggested to the Japanese government and the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) that land previously occupied by U.S. bases should be used to promote Okinawa to the world as a creative hub for the...

Okinawan exports increase 43 times

Okinawan exports increase 43 times

March 23, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the airfreight container project instituted by the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG), which is designed to expand the market for Okinawan products, the volume of products carried by air in the 2011 fiscal year increased about 43 times on a monthly average...

Naha Port records its highest container load handling volume

March 27, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the 2011 fiscal year Naha Port recorded its highest ever container load handling volume, a total of 213919 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit – a 20 foot long container), an increase of 3.3% over the previous year. This is a preliminary calculation carried out...

Okinawa Contents Bazaar held to export digital video works to the global market

Okinawa Contents Bazaar held to export digital video works to the global market

March 27, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Contents Bazaar was held on March 25 and 26 in the 4th Okinawa International Movie Festival, at the Okinawa Convention Center, Ginowan City. About 20 production companies and visual artists from the United States and Asia came to the venue to meet Japanese...

New PHS product featuring traditional Ryukyuan culture

New PHS product featuring traditional Ryukyuan culture

March 23, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Willcom Okinawa, a PHS company in Naha, has produced an Okinawan traditional lacquered Ie-Denwa, a fixed-line style PHS, as one of their products. The receiver is designed using raden, a Japanese decorative technique, featuring a design of great...

University of the Ryukyus Hospital to cooperate with Chinese hospital in medical exchange and tourism

March 20, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 19, in a briefing session of the 2011 fiscal year held at the Okinawa Industry Support Center in Naha the Bankoku-Iryo-Shinryo Council reported that the University of the Ryukyus Hospital has arranged to conclude an agreement with the China-Japan Friendship...

Special flight to carry chrysanthemums for Higan

Special flight to carry chrysanthemums for <em>Higan</em>

March 9, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Shipments of chrysanthemums went from Okinawa for Higan, the Buddhist equinoctial week. On March 8, on a special All Nippon Airways flight to Haneda Airport, the Okinawa Flower Agricultural Cooperative shipped chrysanthemums for use all over Japan.

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Asiana Airlines marks the 20th anniversary of service between Korea and Okinawa

Asiana Airlines marks the 20th anniversary of service between Korea and Okinawa

March 4, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 3, Young-Doo Yoon, the president and CEO of Asiana Airlines, visited Okinawa to mark the 20th anniversary of the commencement of the airline’s service between Naha and Seoul. About 120 people including Korean media and people in the tourism industry accompanied...