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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 in Asian countries. Seeking to benefit from Aihara’s experience, the Bank of the Ryukyus hopes to help prepare the way for companies to expand their businesses overseas, including into Shanghai...

 

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...

Regular flights between Naha and Guam recommence

Regular flights between Naha and Guam recommence

September 30, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The first flight operated by United Airlines from Guam Airport arrived at Naha Airport at 9:00pm on September 28.
At the Naha International Air Terminal building, the Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau held a welcoming ceremony...

Awamori Meister Association concludes a sister-organization agreement with its counterpart in Taiwan

Awamori Meister Association concludes a sister-organization agreement with its counterpart in Taiwan

September 27, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 26, the Awamori Meister Association (Chairman Katsunobu Arakaki) and the Taiwan Beverage Association (Chairwoman LI Yue-Qin) signed a sister organization agreement at the Okinawa Prefectural Office. As they seek to strengthen cooperation through...

Monorail featuring a picture of Shuri Castle runs

Monorail featuring a picture of Shuri Castle runs

September 27, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On September 26, a ceremony to mark the departure of a monorail carriage named “the Yui Rail Shuri Castle,” which has been wrapped with a picture of the castle, was held at Naha Station on the Okinawa City Monorail Line (Yui Rail) in conjunction with the...

Resort Weddings decrease to 3541 couples in Okinawa, down 10.5%

Resort Weddings decrease to 3541 couples in Okinawa, down 10.5%

September 16, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to figures released by the Cultural Tourism and Sports Division of the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) on September 15, the number of couples who held wedding ceremonies in resort hotels and other facilities in Okinawa decreased by 10.5% (415...