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  • 2021/12/20
    Okinawa’s global tourism website Visit Okinawa Japan relaunched with renewed English content
    Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB; chaired by Shimoji Yoshiro) has relaunched Visit Okinawa Japan with renewed English content. The website, managed and operated by OCVB on behalf of the ...
  • 2021/03/05
    Watch “Alluring Okinawa: Taking Steps into a New Era of Tourism” on NHK World
    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many unanticipated challenges to tourism and travel industries worldwide. Throughout the pandemic, many people have been working hard to share the wonders of Okin...
  • 2020/10/27
    Shurijo Castle Park Reconstruction Updates
    On October 31, 2019, Shurijo Castle was devastated by a fire, which resulted in the destruction of at least seven of its buildings. Reconstruction efforts are underway, and parts of the castle par...
  • 2020/02/26
    Information Regarding COVID-19
    Japan now allows short-term international visitors (from countries eligible for visa exemption) to enter the country without a visa, provided they have a valid vaccination certificate of their thi...