National Jul 13, 2019

Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes area north of Okinawa Prefecture

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck north of Japan's islands of Okinawa on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 257 km (160 miles), about 346 km ...

Seven-Eleven Japan opens first stores in Okinawa

Business / Corporate Jul 11, 2019

Seven-Eleven Japan opens first stores in Okinawa

Seven-Eleven Japan Co. opened its first outlets in Okinawa on Thursday, giving it a presence in all 47 prefectures. The unit of Seven & I Holdings Co. plans to set up about 250 shops on the main island within five years. Okinawa and Tottori were the ...

Okinawa town adopts directive to promote <I>awamori</I> rice-based spirit

Business Jul 9, 2019

Okinawa town adopts directive to promote awamori rice-based spirit

A town assembly in Okinawa Prefecture on Tuesday unanimously adopted a directive to promote toasting with awamori, a rice-based distilled spirit, as part of efforts to revitalize the local economy. The "ordinance" implemented by the municipal assembly of Yonabaru is the first in the country ...