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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Anime Nation 2012 set for August 10th

Anime Nation is back for the third year running. Jamaica’s very own anime convention featuring cosplay, live performances, prizes and surprises will be held on August 10th 2012 from 6:30pm to midnight. The new venue this year will be Waterfalls – located at 160 Old...

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Japan Snippet – Osaka Skyline from the Floating Garden

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One of my few regrets related to my trip to Japan last year was that I didn’t get the opportunity to spend more time in Osaka. Historically the commercial centre of Japan it has been eclipsed in the eyes of many by Tokyo in recent...

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Japanese Kana – Google Chrome Extension

I continue to be stuck in my Japanese learning rut. Work, life, procrastination and indiscipline battle my every attept to stick to a Japanese learning and practice schedule which has forced me to trying different ways to retain the little Japanese I know while slowly...

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Gundam Themed Hotel Rooms

It is a good time to be a Gundam fan – Life-sized Gundam standing in Tokyo, a Gundam Cafe, Gundam Phone, Gundam Plane and a Gundam Museum, the only things is missing is… Gundam themed hotel rooms! The geniouses and the Grand Pacific Le Daiba which...

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From the Jamaipanese.com Archives – June 2012

Jamaipanese.com is quite the old timer in blogging years. Since my first post in February 2006 – I have made hundreds of posts since covering a myriad of topics related my life in Jamaica and love for Japan. Occasionally I like to delve into my...

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