Link to other sites on Kyushu Okinawa G8 summit

With more than 20 million internet users, Japan is now the world's second online country after USA. So contrary to the precedent G7 meeting organized in 1993 at Tokyo, this time the media covering via internet should play a major role.

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We have listed here the sites related to the coming G8 summit meeting in Japan. Unfortunately some sites are only in Japanese. In order to learn how to display Japanese pages without Japanese computers, please click here.

Official sites of organizers

Kyushu-Okinawa summit meeting 2000

This is the official site of G8 meeting which will take place in July 2000 in Japan. The site is bilingual English/Japanese.

Fukuoka city home page

Fukuoka city located in the north of Kyushu island organizes a G7 finance ministers' meeting on July 8.

Fukuoka finance ministers' meeting

This is the official site dedicated to Fukuoka's meeting which welcomes the finance ministers of G7, excluding Russia. The site is bilingual English/Japanese.

Miyazaki city home page

Miyazaki city located in the south of Kyushu island organizes a G8 foreign ministers' meeting on July 12 and 13.

Miyazaki foreign ministers' meeting

This is the official site dedicated to Miyazaki's meeting which welcomes the foreign ministers of G8. The site speaks all the languages of participants (Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian)

Nago city home page

Nago city located in the middle of Okinawa island organizes a meeting of nation's leaders of G8 between July 21 and 23.

Okinawa Summit

Okinawa's meeting is the most important because it is the nation's leaders of G8 who meet. So Okinawa prefecture has put huge resources to create this site, a kind of multimedia encyclopedia on Okinawa. You will find there all the information on this island: geography, history, culture, tourism, nature, karate etc. The site is bilingual English/Japanese.

Media sites

Asahi Shinbun

"Asahi shinbun" is one of the 4 major newspapers in Japan. Moreover the site is bilingual English/Japanese.

CNN Japan

This is the Japanese version of the famous US news broadcaster.

Japan Times

"Japan times" is the most important English newspaper edited in Japan.

Kyodo Tsushin

"Kyodo tsushin" is the most important information agency in Japan, equivalent of AP in USA or UAP in UK. The site is bilingual English/Japanese.

Others

Skyworld Photo Gallery

This is a site created by an inhabitant of Fukuoka. With his digital camera, he will show you his town from top to bottom.

Shuri-jo castle park

This is the official site of Shuri castle, the ancient capital of Okinawa. You can carry out a virtual visit of this unique castle in Japan. The site is bilingual English/Japanese.

Photo of Ryukyu

This is an unique collection of photo pictures took by an American priest before the World War II. In spite of its poor conservation condition, you can learn much on very original custom of Okinawa

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