The Hawk City Naha business centre is located across from Okinawa’s prefectural government, in Naha’s main office district, where the Naha city hall, branches of large corporations and media gather. It is a five minute walk from Kenchomae-eki station on the Yui Rail, and a ten minute car ride from Naha Airport. Because it only takes one minute from Kokusai Dori, the heart of commerce in Naha, this centre is very convenient for both sales activities and for giving directions to visitors.
Business in Okinawa is mainly in the service industry. Local companies are targeting tourists from various parts of the world. Some companies started to place their Asian hub in Naha and this trend has boosted Naha’s role internationally. Furthermore, the local young workforce with English ability has grabbed attention recently. This may lead more call centres, IT and global corporations to shift their operations to Okinawa.