Category: Jamaica

25 new Jamaican JET Participants now in Japan

The JET program continues to be an important cultural link between Jamaica and Japan. I was fortunate enought o be invited to yet another sendoff reception for successful candidates who have now arrived in Japan as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. I...

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From the Jamaipanese.com Archives – July 2014

HMS Jamaica

Jamaipanese.com recently celebrated its 8 year blog anniversary. Occasionally I like to dive into the archives and fish out a couple posts from a few years ago that I think would be interesting for new readers to look at as well as be nostalgic to...

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Japan Festival a big hit with Jamaicans

The Japan Festival or Nihon Matsuri held yesterday at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew was well attended by Jamaicans. A rain delay caused the event to start a little late but like true Japanese the organizers ran a tight, well-planned show that...

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Japan Matsuri/Festival Jamaica set for March 8th

Japan and Jamaica will celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations and friendship in March .As part of the celebrations, the Embassy of Japan will host the biggest of its yearlong commemorative events the “Nihon Matsuri” Japanese festival at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on March...

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Lynxx is the new Kitten in town

Longtime readers should remember when I got my first kitten I named ‘Polar’ last summer and how her tragic accidental death left a gulf in my life that I am honestly not completely over. After months and months without a feline pal I was successfully...

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Pictures from Japanese Calendar Exhibition 2014

The 2014 staging of the Japanese Calendar Exhibition was well attended even though the venue was changed from the Sovereign Center to the Four Seasons Hotel. I attended and watched or participated in many Japan-themed activities such as calligraphy, origami, ikebana, quizzes, martial arts, synchronized...

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Japanese Calendar Exhibition 2014

Its that time of year again when the Japanese Embassy in Jamaica hosts a Calendar Exhibition that allows Jamaicans an opportunity to learn about Japanese culture as well as score some beautiful 2014 calendars. 2014 is also a special year because it marks the 50th...

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Best of Jamaipanese.com from 2013

Another new year is upon us. As I like to do at the beginning of a new year I looked back at 2013 at took the liberty of picking out a handful of posts that I think represent the best Jamaipanese.com had to offer over...

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