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Okinawa measles outbreak threatens tourism ahead of Golden Week

Apr 19, 2018

Okinawa measles outbreak threatens tourism ahead of Golden Week

A measles outbreak in Okinawa is causing concerns about tourism ahead of the Golden Week holidays, with 65 infections registered over a one-month period that ended Thursday, the Okinawa Prefectural Government said. Golden Week starts later this month, but hotels in the popular resort area ...

Apr 9, 2018

Okinawa brews up plans to make homegrown coffee a new specialty product

While Japan mostly depends on imports for its coffee consumption, farmers in Okinawa are trying to popularize homegrown coffee. Local farmers established a producers association in 2014, hoping to make coffee beans a new signature agricultural product of the island prefecture. The association is set ...