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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 in which Okinawa Prefectural Government and the Okinawa Prefectural Convention & Visitors Bureau(OCVB) have a presence attracted the attention of many visitors. It will be open to the general...

 

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...

Miyu returns in November after recovering well

Miyu returns in November after recovering well

September 30, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Miyu Kaname, a 13 year-old girl from Urasoe City, will return home on November 7. She has recovered well from heart transplant surgery carried out this April at Columbia University Hospital in New York to correct her restrictive cardiomyopathy. After she returns...

“King” and “Queen” receive certificates

“King” and “Queen” receive certificates

September 29, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

The “king” and “queen” selected in a contest at the 18th Shurijo Castle Park Mid-Autumn Celebration on September 11 visited the Naha City Office to receive certificates from Naha City Mayor Takeshi Onaga, who also serves as chairman of the Shuri Castle...

Shuri JHS and Shoyaku HS win at English Spelling-Bee Contest

Shuri JHS and Shoyaku HS win at English Spelling-Bee Contest

September 27, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo
 
The final of the 4th English Spelling-Bee Contest, sponsored by the Ryukyu Shimpo, the Executive Committee Considering Teaching English in Okinawa and the NPO Cross Cultural Collective, and co-hosted by the U.S. Consulate General Okinawa, was held at...

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...

Japan Nuclear Fuel considered Yaeyama as a repository for radioactive waste

Japan Nuclear Fuel considered Yaeyama as a repository for radioactive waste

September 25, 2011 Tsuyoshi Arakaki of Ryukyu Shimpo

In 1980, Sachio Inoue, then a senior advisor of “Nuclear Fuel Services” (now Nuclear Fuel, Rokkasho-mura, Aomori Prefecture), visited Okinawa to look into the building of a facility “on the island of Yaeyama” for the final disposal...

Book on the crimes of U.S. Occupation Forces against Okinawan people is published by a former OPG official

Book on the crimes of U.S. Occupation Forces against Okinawan people is published by a former OPG official

September 26, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

A book entitled “The Record of Crimes Against the Okinawan People by U.S. Military Occupation Forces – Volume 2” was published recently by 72 year-old Morio Tengan, a resident of Uruma City and former director of the Koza Labor Management Office of...

Ferry bringing commodities arrives at Kita and Minami Daito islands after 18 days

Ferry bringing commodities arrives at Kita and Minami Daito islands after 18 days

September 23, 2011 Yoko Ikeda and Junko Uechi, correspondents of Ryukyu Shimpo

In the morning of September 22, the ferry Daito arrived at Kita and Minami Daito for the first time in 18 days, after several sailings had been cancelled because Typhoon No. 15 had lingered in the Okinawa area since...

Doubts raised regarding the accuracy of a quotation from U.S. president Obama’s remarks about the Futenma relocation issue

September 24, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

In his first meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S. President Barack Obama is reported as having told Noda, “A period in which results must be seen in the relocation plan is approaching.”...