Wedding couples in Okinawa were record-high for the first half of 2018, generating an economic effect of 11 billion JPY

Okinawa Prefecture announced that wedding couples in Okinawa in the first half of 2018 were up 12.4% year on year to record-high 7,798, which consisted of 6,825 Japanese couples (+13.7%) and 973 foreigner couples (+4.1%).

Okinawa Prefecture has been appealing ‘Okinawa Resort Wedding’ since Okinawa Resort Wedding Association was established in 2011, setting a goal of 18,000 couples through 2018. In the overseas market, wedding couples from Hong Kong and Taiwan accounted for 87.2% of the total, and popularity of legal wedding, filing their marriage paper in Japan, has recently been rising. 

The average number of attendants was 17.6 a wedding by a Japanese couple and 22.7 a wedding by a foreigner wedding. The average local spending was estimated at 73,310 JPY a Japanese attendant and 100,265 JPY a foreigner attendant. Okinawa Prefecture estimated that an half-year economic effect including wedding ceremonies reached about 11 billion JPY in total. 

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