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Bullfighting aims to become newest tourist attraction

Date Posted: 2001-09-07

Okinawa General Bureau has set up a research committee tasked with developing Okinawan bullfights as a new attraction for tourists. Bullfights were once a popular pastime in rural areas all over Japan, but Okinawa is the only region that still has regular bullfights.

There are about three hundred fighting bulls in the prefecture that compete in some fifty tournaments annually at 14 different rings around Okinawa. According to Okinawa Bullfighting Association, the total number of spectators is about 45,800 per year, but only one thousand of that number are tourists visiting the prefecture.

The committee consists of affiliates of the Okinawa Bullfighting Association, and representatives of the Prefectural government and tourism industries. The members will research and consider various measures in order to make bullfighting attractive to tourists after analyzing the current situation.

At the first meeting, a legalized bullfight gambling was suggested , but most members opposed the idea.

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