Book: The Jamaipanese Story now available

After many years in the making, my book – The Jamaipanese Story is now published. The book is a condensation of my experiences blogging from starting out to visiting Japan to how my life has been impacted. I am extremely happy to finally have got...

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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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The Hidden Beauty of Japan: 2017 Calendar

The Japan National Tourism Organization has released a set of beautiful photographs under the theme “The Hidden Beauty of Japan”. The set of 12 photographs is released in the form of a calendar in various desktop sizes and features hidden landscapes all over Japan. The...

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jaPODCAST – 6: Interview: Ayana on life in Japan as an Expat

The special guest on episode 6 of the jaPODCAST is Ayana Wyse. An  American living and working in Japan. In this episode, I’ll be chatting with Ayana about her experiences in Japan as young professional and expat from the United  States. Intro How long have you...

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Best of Jamaipanese.com from 2016

Time continues to move quickly! 2016 has come and gone and I would say it was a good year for me. I managed to achieve a lot in my personal life that has set up 2017 nicely for me. My Best of Jamaipanese.co for 2015...

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The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japanese Martial Arts

Another high-quality exhibition related to Japan’s history and culture is headed to Jamaica in the form of ‘The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japanese Martial Arts’. The last Japan-themed exhibition to grace our shores was JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters which was focused on the anime, manga,...

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is an awesome film

I’ll admit, I wasn’t so sure about the Star Wars franchise being swallowed up by Disney. I didn’t want it watered down for profit with a new movie every year plus more books and toys. The burial of the expanded universe was in hindsight a...

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New York City Vacation 2016

For most of November and the beginning of December, I enjoyed a wonderful 3-week vacation in New York City. A vacation was needed as it had been many years since I enjoyed one (Last one being when I went to Japan). I had just completed...

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