This week’s winner

Melissa A. Duncan is this week’s lucky winner of the Japan Update weekly raffle. She won a free one-night stay for two at the Best Western Naha Inn, a business hotel located within walking distance of Kokusai Street and its myriads of restaurants, Heiwa Dori shopping are and other interesting spots in Naha.

Melissa is from South Carolina and has been on Okinawa one year. She still has two years left to experience Okinawa and Japan as much as possible as whe won’t be leaving until November 2014.

Of her experience of Okinawa she is enthusiastic. “I love it! I never want to leave this place,” she says. “The best part of Okinawa are the beaches,” she states, adding “The local culture and people are also my favorites. I can’t stop marveling how friendly people here are.”

While she is here, she is planning to see as much of Okinawa as possible. “While I’m here, I want to visit every corner of the island, and see everything here is to see. And I also want to explore some places in the mainland Japan, too,” she says.

To participate in Japan Update weekly raffle, just go to, and click on “Raffle Entry” where you can see what’s the prize for the currently on-going raffle. The just sign up, and good luck!

11:12 15 Apr , 2024