Monthly Archive: February 2010

Operation Visit Japan – February 2010 Report

Operation Visit Japan is now a month old. After the first report in January it’s time for the February update on the status of my plan to visit Japan in mid 2011. Resisting the urge to splurge on anime figures, gadgets, video games and other...

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Air Jamaica + Japan Airlines = Dead

The air travel business is experiencing some fallout from the global economic downturn but remains a lucrative and growing industry. Air Jamaica and Japan Airlines are two carriers that have been in the news recently as both of them experience financial hardships. Air Jamaica After...

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Seikon no Qwaser – First Impressions

Seikon no Qwaser is the first anime off my interesting Winter 2010 list. It first caught my eye because of the poster but really grabbed my interest when I read through the plot synopsis. I usually stick to shows in genres that I like but...

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Can’t Wait to Play Final Fantasy XIII

I’ve been a longtime Final Fantasy fan playing all of the games from one through to nine but apparently I am one of the few people who hated Final Fantasy X and the over dose of estrogen in Final Fantasy X-2. I played the MMO...

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Anime Figure Collection a Year Later

My anime figure collection might not be the most extensive but that doesn’t make me less proud of it. After wanting to for a long time I decided to start collecting a few anime figures since I spent so much time admiring the collections of...

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Japanese Assistance to Jamaica over the years

I read an interesting column in a local newspaper a few days ago written by Ken Chaplin entitled ‘Japanese Assistance to Jamaica Significant‘. I’s a great article that details the relationship between Jamaica and Japan over the years and how Japan as a developed nation...

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Study Japanese Popular Culture in College

Temple University in Japan is the largest and oldest international University in Japan. They recently anounced a new summer program called Studies in Japanese Popular Culture. Now students can study anime, manga, culture, history and other things related to one of Japans wide exported subcultures....

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Photos from Black River Jamaica

For over a year and a half now I have been linking with and going on monthly trips all over Jamaica with a local photography group I met via Flickr. I’ve posted updates from my adventures on the trip in the past on my photoblog...

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‘Rise Again’ – Haiti Relief Song Music Video

It has been less that a month since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti and devastating the capital city of  Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas. An estimated 200,000 people were killed in the main tremor and dozens of powerful aftershocks. The Presidential palace, Parliament and many...

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JR Yamanote Line Departing Melody Keychains

My love for Japanese trains has been slowly growing over the years. With such a sophisticated railway network one of the main things I’m looking forward to when I get to Japan is taking the train for the first time. I took the subway in...

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