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Sweet Bakery Porsche wins Gold medal in the Monde Selection

Sweet Bakery Porsche wins Gold medal in the Monde Selection

June 17, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Sweet Bakery Porsche Co., (president Kazuko Takushi) located in Yomitan Village, won two gold medals for its products, Beni-imo-tart and Shiogoma-chinsukou, and one bronze medal for its Beni-imo-galette in the food section of the 2011 Monde Selection. The tart has received the honor of winning the gold medal for four consecutive years and the chinsukou’s gold medal is the fifth in a row. The awards ceremony was held...

 

Tripod Co. seeks to establish a medical tourism partnership with China to attract wealthy visitors

Tripod Co. seeks to establish a medical tourism partnership with China to attract wealthy visitors

June 11, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Tripod is a company operating out of Tomigusuku City that mainly coordinates healthcare tourism. Its president, Seishu Tamaki, is seeking to collaborate with Yuanhua Healthcare Co.Ltd, headed by president Zhao Lei, to attract wealthy tourists from China. With 500,000...

Okinawa multiple entry visa for Chinese tourists to be approved

May 28, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 27, the Japanese government decided to issue multiple entry visas for Chinese tourists visiting Okinawa Prefecture from July 1. The visa can be used multiple times during the period of its validity. Minister in charge of Okinawa, Yukio Edano, announced this...

The Ritz-Carlton expands its operation to Kise Bettei in Nago City

The Ritz-Carlton expands its operation to Kise Bettei in Nago City

May 25, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 24 it was reported that the forei Learn...

Asian media promotes Okinawan tourism, emphasizing its safety

Asian media promotes Okinawan tourism, emphasizing its safety

May 25, 2011 by Takashi Hokama of Ryukyu Shimpo

“Let’s travel to Okinawa.” The media in Asian countries and regions such as South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, appear to be actively promoting travel to Okinawa.
In the context of a decrease in tourists to Japan after Great...

Okinawan rum begins shipping to France

Okinawan rum begins shipping to France

May 24, 2011 by Seikaku Umeda of Ryukyu Shimpo

On May 23, Yuko Kinjo, president of the Grace Rum Co., based at Minami Daito Village, shipped about 1000 bottles of rum to France for use in hotels and restaurants.

The company produces its rum from local sugar cane and sells it as a local...

Hong Kong resumes tours to Japan: Okinawa welcomes tourists

Hong Kong resumes tours to Japan: Okinawa welcomes tourists

April 17, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 16, Hong Kong companies resumed tours to Japan after halting them after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Hong Kong tour company EGL Tours brought 63 tourists, including media people, to Okinawa from Hong Kong. All such companies in Hong Kong suspended...

OPG opens “antenna shop” to promote Okinawan sweets and seafood in Shanghai Province

OPG opens “antenna shop” to promote Okinawan sweets and seafood in Shanghai Province

March 30, 2011. Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) has set up a second “antenna shop” called “Wasabi” (meaning beauty and peace) in Shanghai Province, China. The concept behind “antenna shops” is to promote the produce of a certain region, and this...

Awamori shipments decrease for 6 consecutive years

March 24, 2011. Ryukyu Shimpo

The Okinawa Awamori Distillers Association, headed by Takeshi Sakumoto, announced figures on shipments of Awamori for 2010 on March 20.

Total shipment quantity of 22180 kiloliters was down 5.2% on the previous year, the sixth consecutive annual decrease....

Resort Weddings increase to 8189 in Okinawa

Steadily growing number of customers from overseas

March 17, 2011, Ryukyu Shimpo

According to figures released by the Okinawa Prefectural Government Department of Tourism, Commerce & Industry, 8189 couples were married at resort hotels in Okinawa last year. This represents a 2.0%...

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