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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 him to Okinawa. Governor of Okinawa Hirokazu Nakaima held a meeting with Mr. Yoon and company executives, and a welcome ceremony at the Pacific Hotel Okinawa in Naha.

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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...

First charter flight from Thailand carries 245 tourists

First charter flight from Thailand carries 245 tourists

February 10, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 9, the first charter flight of Thai Airways International, the biggest airline company in Thailand, brought 245 Thai tourists from Bangkok to Naha. A welcome ceremony was held at the international terminal and Miss Okinawa presented the tourists with...

Far Eastern Air Transport will begin a service between Naha and Kaohsiung ― CEO informs Governor of Okinawa

February 7, 2012 Masaaki Umeda of Ryukyu Shimpo

On February 6, with a bilateral air transport agreement having been in place between Japan and Taiwan since November 2011, Far Eastern Air Transport plans to commence a regular charter service between Naha and Kaohsiung once or twice a week in...

Xiamen Airlines first flight ― 126 people come to Naha from Fuzhou

Xiamen Airlines first flight ― 126 people come to Naha from Fuzhou

January 26, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 25, Xiamen Airlines provided its first charter flight to Naha from Fuzhou in China’s Fujian Province. This is also the first time that a general group of travelers has come on a direct flight from Fuzhou. At the international terminal in Naha Airport,...

Welcome to Yaeyama ― direct flight between Hong Kong and Ishigaki arrives for the first time

Welcome to Yaeyama ― direct flight between Hong Kong and Ishigaki arrives for the first time

January 22, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 21, the first direct charter flight between Hong Kong and Ishigaki arrived at Ishigaki Airport. After the flight landed, Ishigaki City and the Ishigaki City Tourist Association welcomed the tourists in true Yaeyama style with gifts such as star sand,...