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Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau Taipei Office




Education and Experience

2004 Tokai University School of Humanities and Culture, Department of International Studies

2006 Okinawa International University, College of Global and Regional Culture, Department of

Society and Regional Culture

2009 National Taipei University of Education, Graduate School of Taiwanese Culture

2011 Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau


Hideka joined the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Overseas Visitors Service Development Section in 2011. Due to her ability to speak Mandarin and her background of having lived in Taiwan, she got posted to the Taipei Office immediately.

In 2011 when she first arrived Taipei, only China Airline flies between Taipei and Naha. Now, in 2016, there are 7 different airlines and 10 flights connecting Taipei and Naha. There are also 1 flight connecting Taipei to Ishigaki, 1 flight connecting Taichung and Naha, and 1 flight for Kaohsiung to Naha. And a total of 3 companies that provide cruise routes to Naha from Taiwan.

The relationship between Okinawa and Taiwan is getting closer. In 2014 an MOU was also signed between the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Taiwan Visitors Association. We look forward to more exciting developments for Okinawa Tourism.