And this week’s winner is…

This week’s lucky winner of JU Raffle is Donna Zimmerman, who won a one-night free stay at the Best Western Naha Inn hotel. The Best Western Naha Inn is located in Naha’s Asato district, which is adjacent to the many shopping and entertainment facilities along the Kokusai Street in downtown Naha.

Donna is originally from Medina, New York, and has lived the last two years in Okinawa. She has still plenty of time to explore the island with her two sons as she is scheduled to stay on the island until 2015.

Donna’s favorite local foods are yakisoba and teppanyaki chicken, but she also likes to spend time on the island’s many beautiful beaches. One place she is definitely planning to visit before leaving the island is Okinawa World theme park in the southern part of the island.

She also likes to participate in various events that take place here almost every week, and she finds that the best source of information on them is

To participate in Japan Update weekly raffle, just go to, and click on “Raffle Entry” where you can see the prize of the current raffle. Then sign up and good luck

00:28 12 Dec , 2023