Category: Japan

Car Stickers in Japan and what they mean

Whether visiting Japan or living here; you will see various stickers on cars. Inquisitive minds like mind will wonder what the meaning of the different stickers? I am here with the answer! New/Inexperienced Driver The shoshinsha mark (初心者マーク) or Wakaba mark (若葉マーク) is the mark...

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Unicorn Gundam Tokyo

Are you a huge fan of Gundam? Have you not seen the Giant Unicorn Gundam currently on display in Tokyo? Shame on you! Save every penny you have for as long as you can until you have enough money and go see it now! You...

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Best of Jamaipanese.com from 2017

Last year when doing my Best of 2016 post I said that it was a good year. Well if 2016 was good, 2017 was even better! The biggest highlight of the year was moving to Japan; a reality that 5 months in I am still...

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The Microsoft Excel Artist – Tatsuo Horiuchi

When Tatsuo Horiuchi retired, he decided to try his hand at art. But instead of spending money on paints and brushes, Horiuchi used what he already had pre-installed on his computer—Microsoft Excel. Now, the 77-year-old artist is creating remarkably intricate digital masterpieces of the Japanese...

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I watched the Fullmetal Alchemist live-action movie in Japan

Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no renkinjutsushi) is one of my favourite manga series at the true-to-story Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood might just be my favourite anime series. I live in Japan now and all my previous movie outings have been to see western movies; however the FMA...

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Japan Scene 4: Attacked by Rice Worshipers

It was supposed to be a normal lunch session at my junior high school. I’m not someone who eats a lot of food at once; I eat small portions often. Needless to say the speed eating coupled with large portions of food served for lunch...

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Japan Scene 3: A multi-ethnic moment

The Jamaican national motto is ‘Out of Many One People‘, based on the population’s multiracial roots. Although there are exceptions the reality is that there is very little mixing of these “races”, most stay in their own little enclaves and the majority of us are...

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