And this week’s winner is…

13-year-old Justin Arbogast was the lucky winner in last week’s JU raffle. He won a pair of tickets to the Ryukyu Philharmonic Orchestra concert, which he said he plans to attend with his father.

Justin was born on Okinawa and has lived here his whole life. When asked about his future plans, one thing he is sure. “I will never leave Okinawa,” he says firmly. He says that he likes the fact that Okinawa is peaceful and quiet. “I like the relaxed lifestyle of this place,” he says.

Justin says that his favorite food is sushi. “I just love it, especially when it’s fresh, preferable from the same day’s catch,” he states.

Despite of enjoying his relaxed life on the island, Justin still would like to visit the mainland Japan, and there especially Osaka.

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11:48 22 Apr , 2024