Tourism Boost! Japan to offer 10,000 free tickets

Japan’s tourism industry is still reeling from the March 11th earthquake and resulting nuclear radiation crisis as many travellers continue to avoid Japan. The Japan Tourism Agency has been behind various initiatives to help get the tourists back. Their latest proposal is to offer 10,000  free round-trip tickets to...

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The Great Buddha of Kamakura

Apart from what I skimmed over in high school I didn’t know much about Buddhism. While in Japan I visited many Buddhist temples and saw various statues of “the awakened one” or Buddha. During a day trip to Kamakura I visited the Kamakura Daibutsu, one...

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Gundam Unicorn – The Ghost of Laplace

My write-up on the third episode of the ongoing Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn series is extremely late. Since returning from Japan I have rewatched the episode and had the opportunity to enjoy it all over again. It is very satisfying in a Gundam episode chuck full of...

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My Romantic experience with the Narita Express

If you somehow didn’t know from my numerous blog posts about trains in Japan and my chatter on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube etc., I am crazy about the Japanese train system, the trains themselves, the history, whats to come in the future, everything. So not surprisingly...

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Club Sega Akihabara – Multi-Floor Gaming Arcade

Not surprisingly I spent a lot of time in Akihabara during my trip to Japan and one of the attractions that stood out was Club Sega, a multi-floor video game arcade and entertainment lounge. It features different games and attractions on each floor such as fighting games, crane machines,...

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My Drainspotting Exploits in Japan

Drainspotting is the act of looking at, taking photos of or admiring uniquely designed manhole covers. Many years ago I discovered what would soon become known as drainspoting when I found a couple galleries with photos of manhole covers in Japan and wrote a quick...

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True Story: Lost and Found in Japan – Buddha Edition

I cannot say it enough, Japan is an awesome country and I have returned from my recent trip with various stories to tell but my favourite (and most told so far) is how I lost something valuable and within 15 minutes of discovering it was...

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Back in Jamaica after 3 weeks in Japan

On September 4th I left Jamaica and headed towards Japan to fulfill a dream I have had for at least 10 years, that dream was to visit Japan, a country that has for long fascinated me. 21 days later I am back at home in Kingston...

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Jamaipanese in Japan – Quick Update 6

My Japan adventures are will be coming to an end soon but I happy to say that I have enjoyed every single day here so far. Over the last few days I have checked been to Shibuya to check out the scramble crossing and meet...

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