Category: Jamaica

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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Cool Blue Hole Revisited

Cool Blue Hole is a hidden natural gem that is a favourite getaway of mine. I first visited three years ago and shared some great photos in a blog post here. Since then I have been back a couple of times and last weekend I...

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Chronixx – Smile Jamaica – Video and Lyrics

Jamaica’s local music scene has spawned many international hits and superstars over the decades and our music has influenced artists and sounds globally. The latest local son that seems destined for global stardom is Chronixx, a young vocalist who burst on the scene last year...

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Jamaipanese is now on Instagram!

I recently acquired a Samsung Galaxy S4 (more on that later) to replace my now ancient HTC Legend and while going app download crazy over the last few days I discovered that Instagram in now on Android! Why didn’t anyone tell me Instagram was on Android now? I thought you were all my...

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Japan’s Reggae Affair A Deception? – Jamaica Gleaner

An interesting article entitled “Japan’s Reggae Affair A Deception?” was published in last Sunday’s Jamaica Gleaner that was written by Gleaner writer Mel Cooke. It speaks about the popularity of reggae music in Japan, why it is popular and some of the changes that are affecting...

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