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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 counterparts such as representatives of digital television stations and production companies, to discuss how to produce digital video content for the global marketplace. This event aims to launch...

 

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...

More multilingual information boards to be set up throughout Okinawa

More multilingual information boards to be set up throughout Okinawa

March 2, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

At the beginning of the 2012 fiscal year, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) will set up multilingual tourist information boards throughout Okinawa, including locations in Miyako and Yaeyama. The plan is to install a vicinity map giving tourist information...

Okinawa Fair held in satellite store in Hong Kong

Okinawa Fair held in satellite store in Hong Kong

February 29, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

From February 27 to April 30, an Okinawa satellite store in Hong Kong called Okinawa Route 58 is holding an Okinawan food fair in the restaurant of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC) to serve Okinawan cuisine made with Okinawan ingredients....

Gonzo makes inroads into Okinawa to make it an international hub of animation

February 23, 2012 Masaaki Umeda of the Ryukyu Shimpo

Japanese computer animation company Gonzo K.K., president Tetsuo Karasawa, will establish an Okinawa-based affiliate to operate in Ginowan from this April. They will create and edit computer graphics in the digital animation studio complex....

First passengers of an around-the-islands-cruise depart from Naha Port

First passengers of an around-the-islands-cruise depart from Naha Port

February 17, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 16, the first group on the Fly-Cruise Okinawa, a Naha-based cruise tour around the islands off Okinawa, departed from the Wakasa Berth in Naha. At the departure ceremony, the passengers were given a warm send-off with an eisa dance. About...

Nine Chinese couples have weddings in Okinawa ― Internet-based advertising of resort weddings

Nine Chinese couples have weddings in Okinawa ― Internet-based advertising of resort weddings

February 14, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 13, at the ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort in Onna, a wedding ceremony was held for nine Chinese couples invited to take part in a tour planned by the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG). The ceremony will be broadcast by the Chinese media,...

Students from Dalian on Okinawan culture experience tour

Students from Dalian on Okinawan culture experience tour

February 12, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 11, at the Naha City Traditional Arts and Crafts Center in Tenbusu, Naha, a total of 16 university students and members of a TV crew from Dalian in Liaoning Province who are visiting Okinawa from February 7 on the Okinawa Culture Experience Ryugaku...