Winners Announcement

Naha prize (1 x return plane ticket + accommodation on the main island)

Ms Monique Louise Hardy

Ishigaki Prize (1 x return plane ticket + accommodation on Ishigaki Island)

Mrs Prue Wilkinson


There are two prizes in the See Okinawa Challenge and both prizes come with a return ticket to Okinawa from Sydney with Japan Airlines.

The Naha Prize includes a return ticket for one to Naha airport via Narita (Tokyo) and a total of four nights’ accommodation for two.

The Ishigaki Prize also comes with a return ticket for one from Sydney to Ishigaki airport via Narita or Haneda airport (Tokyo) as well as a total of four nights accommodation for two.

*Please note that the flights from Sydney to Tokyo (Narita) do not connect to the Tokyo (Narita or Haneda) to Naha or Ishigaki Island flight on the same day, therefore the winners are required to find and cover their own accommodation during that transit period.

Courtesy of Japan Airlines

For more information:

Japan Airlines operates from Sydney to Tokyo daily and conveniently connecting to Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sapporo and Okinawa(Naha). JAL SKY SUITE 777 will operate Sydney route from 26th October 2015 until 26th March 2016, and offers First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy class. Flying with us, you can rest assured to have exclusive, quality time in the sky.


・ One free return Economy Class ticket from Sydney to Okinawa(Naha) via Tokyo(Narita).
・ One free return Economy Class ticket from Sydney to Okinawa(Ishigakijima) via Tokyo(Narita/Haneda).
・ The rules of travel must be in accordance with Japan Airlines company policy and are not negotiable.
・ The prize is for the winner of the aforementioned event.
・ Ticket must be issued by 1 month prior to departure and departure between 01st March 2016 and 28th April 2016 to meet accommodation prize conditions. Maximum stay is up to 3 months.
・ The ticket is subject to availability and no validity extension permitted.
・ The prize is neither transferable nor redeemable for cash.
・ No changes permitted after the ticket is issued.
・ Travel insurance is not included. Any additional costs incurred will be at the expense of the winner including accommodation, meals and all transfers unless specified.

Naha Prize
1 x return plane ticket + accommodation on the main island

Rihga Royal Gran Okinawa

Courtesy of Rihga Royal Gran Okinawa

The winner of the Naha Prize will get to spend two nights for two (with breakfast) at this modern hotel.
Just 10 minutes from Naha Airport, they will have you falling in love with Okinawa in no time! Begin your stay with the view of Kerama Islands from the lobby and continue to be enticed by their relaxing atmosphere and rooms that encapsulate Okinawa. To top it off, the restaurant and bar offer the fine authentic and the modern French cuisines accompanied by a spectacular view. Awarded and ranked #18 in the best hotel category of Traveler’s Choice 2015 on TripAdvisor.

*Reservations are available between 1st March – 28th April 2016 (excluding 3rd – 6th March 2016). Availability is subject to change due to capacity limits.

Further information:

Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa

Courtesy of Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa

The Naha Prize winner will also have two nights’ stay for two (with breakfast) at Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa.
Located in the Motobu Peninsula which is in the northern part of the main island of Okinawa and faces the spectacular East China Sea. The magnificent Emerald Beach – selected as one of the 100 best beaches in Japan – is right at their doorstep. Also nearby are the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, where visitors can fully enjoy the appeal of Okinawa and the Bise fuguki tree-lined path to the beach reminiscent of traditional Okinawan scenery.

*Reservations are available between 1st March – 25th April 2016 (excluding 18th – 20th March 2016).

Further information:

Ishigaki Prize
1 x return plane ticket + accommodation on Ishigaki Island

Okinawa EXES Ishigakijima

Courtesy of Okinawa EXES Ishigakijima

The winner of the Ishigaki Island prize will enjoy two nights (with breakfast) for two at Okinawa EXES Ishigakijima.
A small luxury hotel of just fifty rooms complete with an esthetic salon, sauna, spa bath and other wonderful features; it has a very exclusive and private vibe. The view from the rooms are truly magnificent, looking over the emerald coloured ocean. This luxurious and tropical haven is located ten minutes from Ishigaki Airport and is also located closely to Shirato beach and Miyara river mangrove forest.

*Reservations are available between 1st March – 27th April 2016.

Further information:

Club Med Kabira Beach (Ishigakijima)

Courtesy of Club Med

The Ishigaki Island Prize also includes two nights’ stay for two (with all meals, snacks, drinks at the bar &ltsave for certain brands> and more are all inclusive) at Club Med.
Club Med has invented a new, luxurious way of holidaying. It’s one of the most exclusive resorts in Ishigaki Island. They have an elegant and welcoming atmosphere that caters to all. With food, drinks and activities all inclusive, everything is taken care of and all you need to do is to enjoy your time.

*Reservations are available between 1st March – 30th April 2016. Booking must be made at least 2 months prior to the booking date.
*This booking is subject to availability of rooms

Further information:

How to Enter

To enter the ‘See Okinawa Challenge’ watch the videos below by Be. Okinawa.
This video series, ‘Okinawa – A Journey of Discovery’ documents the many wonderful experiences you can have in Okinawa through the eyes and ears of seven travellers from seven different countries and backgrounds.
Once you’ve watched the videos, you will need to answer the corresponding questions (pick one or more) in the entry form.

MARTIAL ARTS – The Karate Challenge

Which style of martial arts originated from Okinawa?

FOOD – The Secret Recipe for Long Life

Marine bought and learned to cook with…?

DRINKING – The Spirit of Okinawa

What kind of distillery did the group visit?

DANCE – The Art of Ryukyu Dance

Okinawa’s special cloth-dying technique is called…?

OCEAN – Okinawa’s Underwater Paradise

Where did Emma and the group visit before diving?

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About Okinawa

The typical image of Japan – futuristic, traditional yet out of the box and fast paced world – is completely dispelled once you step onto one of the 160 islands of Okinawa. It is still relatively hidden away compared to the rest of Japan and here you can easily combine many outdoor activities that are loved in Australia with local culture.

There’s something for every kind of traveller in Okinawa, whether it be participating in traditional arts such as dancing and crafting or indulging in Okinawa’s healthy and tasty local foods made with fresh produces…Or simply relaxing on the beach: Yonahamaehama Beach on Miyako Island was recently ranked #15 in TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice – Top 25 Beaches in Asia 2015. There’s so much you can do in Okinawa.

Be. Okinawa is an information hub for all things Okinawa. From general travel guides such as transport, accommodation and ATM info to local knowledge about food, festivals and heritage sites as well as information on weddings in Okinawa, it’s the go-to place for anything you want to know about holidaying in Okinawa.

The website also has useful links to various sites; the Route Finder will help with planning your way around Okinawa and Wi-Fi Spot will let you locate Wi-Fi spots on the many different islands of Okinawa. They even have a ‘Suggested Itineraries’ feature which lists many exciting activities and events you can join throughout the year whilst in Okinawa.

Be. Okinawa not only gets you fully prepared for the trip but the many useful information listed will get you in the mood for adventure, culture and of course a chilled out, tropical holiday.





G’Day Japan – “See Okinawa Challenge” Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

1. Entry to the “See Okinawa Challenge” prize draw (the “Promotion”) is limited to residents of Australia aged 18 years or over, and anyone professionally connected with it is excluded from entering.

2. The Promotion is run by JAMS.TV PTY LTD, Suite 3704, Level 37, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney NSW 2000, phone (02) 9252 6307 (the “Promoter”). All enquiries regarding the Promotion should be emailed to

3. The Promotion begins at 12:00 (AEST) on October 1, 2015, and ends at 12:00 (AEST) noon on January 5, 2016, and entrants must complete and submit the survey form available on the G’Day Japan website at by then to be eligible for the prize draw.

4. Submission of an entry constitutes an acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

5. Only one entry per person is permitted.

6. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost, or misdirected entries. All entries become the property of the Promoter.

7. Incomplete, indecipherable or illegible entry forms will be deemed invalid.

8. The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and entrants and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

9. The winners will be drawn at random by the close of business on January 11, 2016 at Suite 3704, Level 37, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney NSW 2000.

10. Total value of the prize pool is $6,494.00 , and details of each prize are published on the G’Day Japan website.

11. Winners may claim their prizes through the following methods: i) Requesting delivery by mail to a preferred postal address in Australia, or ii) Claiming in person from Suite 3704, Level 37, Gateway, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney NSW 2000.

12. Entrants are eligible to win a maximum of one prize from the total prize pool.

13. Prize winners do not have to be present at the time or place of the prize draw.

14. The Promoter will take reasonable endeavours to announce winners by publishing their names and postcodes on the G’Day Japan website within 3 months of them being drawn. The Promoter does not accept responsibility for the inability to make contact with a prize winner within a reasonable time after the end of the Promotion, in which case another winner will be selected and notified as set forth in these Terms and Conditions.

15. The Promoter’s decision as to the winners of the prizes will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to the conduct of the Promotion or otherwise.

16. The Prizes are not transferable, refundable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.

17. If a prize is unavailable, the Promoter, in its absolute discretion, reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize to the equal value and/or specification.

18. The Promoter will not be held responsible for the loss, theft or damage to any prize after it has been awarded.

19. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to verify the eligibility and identity of any participant and to disqualify any participant who does not comply strictly with these Terms and Conditions.

20. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, the Promoter (including its officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the Promotion, including but not limited to, where arising out of the following:

(a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control);

(b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference;

(c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter;

(d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions;

(e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant; or

(f) use of the prize.

21. Each participant indemnifies and keeps indemnified the Promoter against all claims, losses, damages and expenses suffered by the Promoter or any third parties arising out of the breach of these Terms and Conditions by the participant, the conduct of the participant in the Promotion or the use of a prize.

22. If this Promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond reasonable control of the Promoter, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by the law to

(a) disqualify any entrant; or

(b) subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority, to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the Promotion, as appropriate.

23. Under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW), the Promoter must tell participants when it collects personal information about them and how it plans to use it. If a participant chooses to enter or take part in the Promotion, the participant will be required to provide the Promoter with personal information including but not limited to the participant’s name, phone number and email. The Promoter collects participants’ personal information in order to conduct the Promotion.

24. A request to access, update or correct any information should be directed to the Promoter through If the participant would prefer that the Promoter does not use the participant’s details in the way outlined in these Terms and Conditions the participant should contact the Promoter.

25. Entrants may receive email communication to the email address used to register from the Promoter. This may include promotional emails from the Promoter and any other communication will only come from the Promoter.

NSW Permit Number LTPS-15-07428