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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, representatives from Naha City and the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau held up a welcome banner before presenting commemorative gifts and bouquet flowers to the 126 passengers.

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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,...

Chinese tourists flood into Okinawa ― the long holiday for Chinese New Year starts

Chinese tourists flood into Okinawa ― the long holiday for Chinese New Year starts

January 24, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Many tourists from China and Taiwan, where it is now the long Chinese New Year holiday, are coming to Okinawa. They are mainly from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan and a spokesperson for the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) said, “The...

FEC to distribute its Funny tales about U.S. military bases in Okinawa on an on-demand video service

January 14, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 13, the Performance Corps FEC and C-POPTV commenced a dedicated channel on acTVila, a content-on-demand service, on which they began to distribute the Funny tales about U.S. military bases in Okinawa Part VI. FEC is going to distribute its...

Processing of sugarcane starts – lowest output since Okinawa’s reversion

Processing of sugarcane starts - lowest output since Okinawa's reversion

January 12, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

With the harvest season of sugarcane having started, on January 11, four sugar factories in Okinawa have started to haul in sugarcane for processing. This last year, because of the low temperatures at the beginning of spring, insufficient sunshine hours, frequent...

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...

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...