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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.
The purpose of the site is to establish an island-tour, boosting demand for travel among residents of the prefecture, and stimulating the economies of the islands. The site offers basic information...

 

Yamakawa Shuzo Co. LTD. sells awamori aged 40 years. Only 100 bottles will be sold

Yamakawa Shuzo Co. LTD. sells awamori aged 40 years. Only 100 bottles will be sold

December 1, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

From this December, the Yamakawa Shuzo Co. LTD., which is based in Motobu Town, will sell a variety of amamori called “Awamori Kaneyama 40 year-old.” Only 100 bottles of this product, that has been stored and aged for 40 years, will be sold. It comes in 720...

Okinawa’s Islands Fair kicks off – Stadium imbued with island flavor

Okinawa’s Islands Fair kicks off - Stadium imbued with island flavor

November 26, 2011 Yukiyo Zaha of the Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 25, the Okinawa Islands Fair – Blessing from the Islands commenced at the Okinawa Cellular Park Naha at Onoyama Park. Some of the Okinawa’s premier products were exhibited and sold over three days until November 27. The traditional...

Event in held Shanghai to promote the second anniversary of the Okinawa International Air Logistics Hub Project

November 18, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Prefecture held the “Event in Shanghai to Promote the Second Anniversary of the Okinawa International Air Logistics Hub Project” over four days from November 17 to 20 in Shanghai, China.
About 100 representatives from companies in Okinawa were...

Bank of the Ryukyus cooperates with Asison to support and enhance its activities in Asia

November 15, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

In order to support and enhance Okinawan companies’ activity in Asia, Bank of the Ryukyus (President Isao Oshiro) has concluded an advisory contract with Asison Inc. (Tokyo, President Shigehiro Aihara), an external consultancy specializing in employment introductions...

Okinawan business community expresses concern about Prime Minister Noda’s announcement of participation in TPP-related talks

November 12 2011, Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 11, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda officially announced that Japan will participate in talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP).
Many people in the Okinawan business community expressed concern about Japan’s participation...

Orion Breweries Ltd. achieves twice its sales goal in Hong Kong within six months

Orion Breweries Ltd. achieves twice its sales goal in Hong Kong within six months

November 3, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Orion Breweries Ltd., (Urasoe City, President Yoshio Kadekaru) had sold 6250 cases (52.2 kiloliters) of 350ml canned Orion draft beer in Hong Kong as of September 2011. These figures are more than twice the year’s sales target of 3000 cases and were achieved...

Jeans weathered with coral powder among the many products exhibited at the 35th Annual Okinawa Industrial Festival

Jeans weathered with coral powder among the many products exhibited at the 35th Annual Okinawa Industrial Festival

October 22, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 35th Annual Okinawa Industrial Festival opened on October 21 at the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan in Naha. The booths at the venue featured many typical and attractive Okinawan products, including new items with high-tech and innovative features. Cosmetics and...

Okinawan telecommunications firm sells Taiwanese smartphone

Okinawan telecommunications firm sells Taiwanese smartphone

October 7, 2011 Fumiaki Jahana of Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 6, the telecommunications firm, InetJapan Co. Ltd. (Naha City, President Kunihiko Oroku) formed a capital alliance involving cross-shareholding with the Karasawa Solar (Taiwan) Corporation of Taiwan (President Shen Yen Shih), which...

Senjuko – confectionary of the Ryukyu Dynasty is restored

<em>Senjuko</em> - confectionary of the Ryukyu Dynasty is restored

October 5, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

For the first time in three decades, Ryukyuan traditional sweets called senjuko have been recreated and sold by the Chinsuko Hompo Arakaki Kashiten (a confectionery company) that has its head office in Shuri, Naha City. The thing that brought this about...

Okinawan tourism booth is popular in the JATA Travel Showcase 2011

Okinawan tourism booth is popular in the JATA Travel Showcase 2011

October 1, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

“JATA Travel Showcase 2011,” in which travel information from 144 countries and regions has been collected, opened at the Tokyo Big Sight on September 30. On the opening day, held for people working in the tourism-industry, the Okinawa Tourism Information Booth...