Hokkaido Shinkansen Line opens

Hokkaido is now officially linked to the capital of Japan via a Shinkansen.  Right on schedule as I blogged about last year. The Hokkaido Shinkansen Line, which runs between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, Hokkaido, and slices the travel time from Tokyo to Hokkaido by 53 minutes, is...

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

I won’t pretend I am some learned movie critic that can name a 5 dozen directors in 10 seconds, identify actors by their fingernails and occasionally fix my imaginary crown on my larger than average head. I’m just a geek who grew up with multiple...

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jaPODCAST – 5: Interview: Rochelle talks life in Japan as a Jamaican JET

My first interview with a Guest is Rochelle Brooks-Mighty; A Jamaica JET participant living and working in Japan. This interview is following up on previous blog posts with awesome text interviews of Jamaica JETs Marc Mundy and Nicola Williams who are living and working in...

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Valkyria Chronicles PC Game

My first Valkyria Chronicles was from the anime I enjoyed watching a few years ago. I soon discovered that there was a video game based on the franchise that I wasn’t able to check out til late last year. The tactical role-playing game originally released...

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JET Programme Video Contest – “THIS IS JAPAN”

I recently surfed into an interesting competition. The JET Programme Video Contest with has the following objectives: Promote efforts to revitalise local communities through the utilisation of the JET Programme Communicate the JET Programme’s activities to the world I am now aware that a Jamaica participating...

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Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run 2016

Another year another Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run. In 2016 I didn’t train (again) thought I planned to but still managed to run an almost identical time to 2015. +26 seconds more for a 5.5K a year later minus the feeling of imminent death when I finished...

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Japanese Calendar Exhibit set for March 5th

The last Japanese Calendar Exhibition I attended here in Jamaica was in January 2014 when there were celebrations to mark the 50th year of bilateral relations between Jamaica and Japan. Now in 2016, the exhibition will be held later than usual but is still expected...

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