Category: Japan

Best of Jamaipanese.com from 2015

It seems just last month I was crafting my best of Jamaipanese.com from 2014 post at the start of this year and now that “new” year is long gone! Hello 2016, I trust you will stick around longer that 2015 did? Throughout last year I...

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Vintage images of Japan from the 1850s – 1930s

As a photographer myself I am fascinated by very old photographs especially at the dawn of photography. I surfed into a goldmine of photos recently that combined my love of photography and interest in Japan. MeijiShowa.com is a fascinating website that shows visitors to see:...

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Nobunaga’s Ambition Sphere Of Influence

I love me some video games, but college life continues to team up with my full-time job to attack my free time. Over the last few weeks though I have been managing to sneak in some gaming time and the main title I have been...

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Jamaica’s Westmoreland twins with Tottori

Jamaica and Japan’s strong diplomatic ties were strengthened further recently with the announcement that a twinning agreement has been signed between Jamaica’s eighth largest parish, Westmoreland and Japan’s Tottori. Details below. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday (October 8), for the twining...

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Prime Minister of Japan visits Jamaica

The Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe is visiting Jamaica for two days, from September 30th (Wednesday) to October 1st (Thursday). Mr Abe will participate in several activities in his official visit such as: Floral tribute in honour of soldiers of World...

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11 Photos I took in Japan with memories attached

Four years ago on this very day (Sept. 25th) I was making my way back from Tokyo to Kingston via New York. The days I spent in Japan though in the past, continue to provide powerful fuel that empowers and motivates me through various challenges...

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Exhibition: Photography from the Meiji Period

The Museum for Photography in Berlin’s Kunstbibliothek recently opened a fascinating exhibition titled “Pale Pink and Light Blue: Japanese Photography from the Meiji Period (1868-1912).” From the preview pictures the exhibition is like being transported back in time to the down of the modern era...

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Hokkaido and Tokyo to be linked via Shinkansen

The Hokuriku Shinkansen launched in March this year connecting  Tokyo to Kanazawa, come March 2016 there will be another Shinkansen launch when Tokyo gets linked with Hokkaido via the Hokkaido Shinkansen. Hokkaido Railway Co. and East Japan Railway Co. will provide 13 round-trips per day...

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Nicola Williams: Sharing the Japan Experience

Today’s interview post features Nicola Williams a young, intelligent Jamaican woman who arrived in Japan in July 2014 to participate in the JET programme. I met Nicola at the send-off reception for the 2014 JETS and what struck me was how calm and confident she...

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Marc Mundy: Jamaican JET talks life in Japan

Welcome to the first of what I hope will be a series of interviews of successful JETs living and working in Japan. The first interview is with Marc Mundy a Jamaican JET who arrived in Japan in July 2014 (almost a year to the date...

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