Saturday, October 12, 2013

Japan's lesser known isles makes play for Australia | Travel Weekly

The Japanese prefecture of Okinawa is confident Australian visitor numbers will more than double within the next few years with Aussies lured by its offer of tropical beaches, culture and beer.

Last year, 2,279 Australians visited the archipelago of 160 islands to the south of Japan. The number marks a significant increase on the 1,600 that visited the previous year, Kazuya Oshiro of the Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCVB) revealed.

“We’re expecting to see more than 5,000 in a few years,” he told Travel Today.

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Comment: Once them Aussies discover our Orion beer, it's all over for Foster's Lager! If the Aussie men stay sober long enough to discover the Okinawan women, a.k.a. Churakagi Shimagwa, it's all over for those Olivia Newton John look alike bleached blond bimbos down under too. Can you say "hai-sai" mate??? Sure I knew you could...

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