Category: Events

Tokyo 2020 mascots revealed

As a big fan of the summer Olympics especially athletics it goes without saying that I am excited for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. We are two years away but I have been following and will continue to follow as the excitement builds. Japan is character country...

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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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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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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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International Coastal Cleanup Day 2016 Jamaica

International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day takes place on the third Saturday in September every year.It is the largest one-day volunteer event in the world. This year it was on Saturday, September 17th and I joined forces with the Jamaica JET Alumni Association to do our...

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Jamaica and Japan 1-2 in 4x100m at Rio Olympics

Jamaica has a long history of success at global athletic events. The athletic events during the Olympic Games is the biggest athletic stage. Usain Bolt has already written his name into the history books and the heart of the world with his historic triple-triple with...

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Summer Chiru – Photos and Highlights

Summer Chiru is a fun summer event put on by the JaCosplayaz in association with the Japan Embassy in Jamaica. The event highlights Japanese culture and history as well as anime, cosplaying, video games and more. In many ways its the spiritual successor to Anime...

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