Category: Jamaica

Pre-launch Log

I’m sitting here in the darkness tired; the last few weeks have been a blur and almost nothing has happened or felt like I imagined it would. I’ve quit my job, packed my life into 2 suitcases, wrapped up or streamlined my financial affairs, spent...

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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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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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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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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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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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Undergrad Studies Complete!

I have finished undergrad at University! So on one hand I am very proud and very happy that I have set another goal and seen it through despite the challenges. Anyone who has worked full-time while doing college level courses after work and on weekends...

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