Japan Post Okinawa joins in tourist information effort

Japan Post, Okinawa Branch, is joining forces with Okinawa Prefecture, Okinawa Convention Bureau (OCVB), and Okinawa Cellular Co. to improve contents of the tourist information website, “Be. Okinawa,” a free wireless LAN service covering Okinawa.

The website will link “Okinawa Monogatari,” a website managed by OCVB, and “Okinawa CLIP,” a website managed by Okinawa Cellular, to offer useful information to tourists on a wide range of topics. The website currently provides information on restaurants and sightseeing facilities in 11 languages; Wi-Fi spots and information on disaster prevention in four languages; and information on ATMs around post offices in two languages. The information covers all areas in Okinawa Prefecture.

The plan is to start the service by the end of March. Stickers informing the public about the new service will be pasted on all post office outlets in Okinawa.