Yearly Archive: 2017

Kingston to Ama-cho

So there I was sitting in the barber chair trimming my mini fro when the phone rings. It’s the Japanese Embassy! I’m congratulated told to get a pen as my new home will soon be in Shimane. Shimane? Hmm never heard of it but I’m...

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2017 International Essay Contest – Learning from Nature”

The Goi Peace Foundation in association with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Japan Private High School Federation, Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, Japan Broadcasting Corporation and Nikkei Inc has teamed for an essay competition with...

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Attack on Titan: Season 2 – First Impressions

Almost four years after taking the anime scene by storm Attack on Titan, or Shingeki no Kyojin as it is known in Japan has returned for a second season. I’m only three episodes in at the time of writing this first impressions post and all...

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My 1st Genealogy Report

I recently paid to have a Genealogy report done on myself. For a long time, I wanted to learn more about my family and those I descended from. Though the earliest time spot in the current report is the marriage of my maternal great x2...

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The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts

The National Museum Jamaica, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica, officially opened a temporary exhibition titled “The spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts.” This exhibition seeks the understanding of viewers about the brief history of Japanese martial-arts-from battlefield combat...

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I used to hate on smartphone gamers…

Mobile gaming on smartphones and tablets is a multi-billion dollar industry. Many say its earnings have already surpassed traditional gaming on dedicated gaming consoles, handhelds, and PC. I’m here to confess that I used to hate on mobile gamers and games until I found myself...

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Japanese Calendar Festival 2017

The Annual Japanese Calendar Festival returned in 2017 at a new venue; the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston. I attended with my family as its an opportunity to expose them to Japanese culture and we were not disappointed. There were various booths set up around...

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Final Fantasy XV – revamped but with problems

So I picked up a shiny new copy of Final Fantasy XV for the PS4 late last year. My first launch day video game purchase in a very very very long time. This game was in development for a lets just say “a while” and...

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Protoje – Blood Money: Lyrics and Video

“This song is so socially relevant, people connect to it on first listen. It’s speaking about things that are collectively on all of our minds, that we all want to talk about, and I’m using my voice to bring these topics to the forefront of...

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New Playstation 4!

Ladies and gentlemen! I present to you the crown jewel of my Black Friday 2016 haul – A brand New Playstation 4! Since finishing college I have been getting myself a lot of gifts. The first of which was a smart TV. However, said smart...

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