From the Jamaipanese.com Archives – November 2012

College life along with work has made it difficult for me to finish working on the post ideas I have brainstormed lately. I thought that now would be a good time to dig into the archives to share a couple posts that longtime members should be familiar...

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Japan Snippet – Japan Rail Pass

Right up there with airline tickets and a Japan visa, buying a Japan Rail Pass was a very important item for my trip to Japan to even be possible. I spent many hours figuring out how the pass works how to get it and calculated...

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Star Wars: The Old Republic – An Excellent MMO

The last time I blogged about Star Wars: The Old Republic it just over a month since the game launched and it was still very much into its teething stages. 11 months on, 4 major updates and 3 level 50 characters later I am still...

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Jamaipanese.com hits 1000 Facebook Fans

There is a lot going on in my life right now. College life while still working full-time is starting to really stretch me and thought the posts on Jamaipanese.com has slowed down a little I am still making notes and have a couple interested projects working on...

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One Year ago Today I Landed in Japan

A year ago today I landed in the land of the rising sun, when I landed the sun was setting, but after 20+ hours on 3 different flights and time traveling 2 days in the future I stepped off the plane in Tokyo too tired...

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Jamaipanese goes to College – First Day

Yesterday I opened yet another new chapter in my life, a chapter that for the next four years will be filled with stories, experiences and lessons related to my life as a University student. Year after year since leaving High School I aimed to get...

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ANA – Is Japan Cool? Win a trip to Japan

I have been secretly battling “Japan Withdrawal Syndrome”, wishing, wanting and yearning to experience the feeling of landing in Japan again. That indescribable feeling I got as I explored places such as Todai-ji, Gundam Cafe, The great Buddha of Kamakura, Tokyo Game show 2011 and Nijo...

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Al Jazeera feature – Battling the Yakuza

The Yakuza are criminal groups and organizations based in Japan. Their origin can be traced back hundreds of years and there has been a massive crackdown on Yakuza in Japan recently. As a foreigner I know very little about Yakuza but as a Japan enthusiast I have read about...

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Jamaica’s Medals at the 2012 London Olympics

The sprinting capital of the world has had another successful Olympics. 4 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 4 bronze medals for a total of 12 medals, our best haul in terms of number of medals but our second best in terms of quality of medals....

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