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Great East Japan Earthquake: growing numbers of the refugees to Okinawa

March 18, 2011, Ryukyu Shimpo

Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, growing numbers of people from the Tohoku and Kanto areas have been taking refuge in Okinawa in order to escape from a spate of aftershocks and the ongoing threat of a nuclear accident.

Staff at the Okinawa Tourist Information Center state that they have received numerous inquiries about long-stay accommodation facilities and flights since March 11, when the earthquake occurred.

The Center received about...

 

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%...

Former Governor of Okinawa Masahide Ota: Maher’s remarks represent his true feelings

Former Governor of Okinawa Masahide Ota: Maher’s remarks represent his true feelings

March 12, 2011, Ryukyu Shimpo
Former Governor of Okinawa Masahide Ota discusses what may lie behind the disparaging remarks about Okinawa made by Kevin Maher, who was subsequently removed from his position as Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs in the US State Department.
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