Tagged: festival

Japanese Calendar Festival 2017

The Annual Japanese Calendar Festival returned in 2017 at a new venue; the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston. I attended with my family as its an opportunity to expose them to Japanese culture and we were not disappointed. There were various booths set up around...

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Japanese Anime Festival in Jamaica

The Japanese Embassy in Jamaica and the Japan Foundation is teaming up to stage another Japanese Anime Festival in Jamaica. The 2 day event will be on Saturday May  30th from 11am to 5pm at the St Andrew High School for Girls and Sunday May...

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Japan Festival a big hit with Jamaicans

The Japan Festival or Nihon Matsuri held yesterday at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew was well attended by Jamaicans. A rain delay caused the event to start a little late but like true Japanese the organizers ran a tight, well-planned show that...

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Japan Matsuri/Festival Jamaica set for March 8th

Japan and Jamaica will celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations and friendship in March .As part of the celebrations, the Embassy of Japan will host the biggest of its yearlong commemorative events the “Nihon Matsuri” Japanese festival at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on March...

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Japanese Animation Film Festival and Manga Poster Contest 2013

The year 2014 will mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between Jamaica and Japan. One of the first events to mark this occasion is a Japanese Animation Film Festival and Manga Poster Contest. The poster contest is open to all high school students in Jamaica and the...

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Jamaican Ambassador to Japan hoping to build closer ties – Jamaica Gleaner

The Jamaica Gleaner today features an article by Hasani Walters entitled “Jamaican Ambassador To Japan Dreams Of More.” The article features Jamaica’s Ambassador to Japan Her Excellency Claudia Cecile Barnes speaking about her experience at the One Love Jamaica Festival held in Tokyo Japan yearly and her plans and...

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One Love Jamaica Festival 2012 – Photos + Video

Another year, another spring and Tokyo came alive over the weekend with the 2012 staging of the One Love Jamaica Festival in Yoyogi Park. Jamaican food, music and culture attracted thousands of international expats, local fans of Jamaica and Jamaicans living and working in Japan...

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One Love Jamaica Festival 2012 Information

It is that time of year again when Yoyogi Park in Tokyo wakes up from its winter slumber and rings in the spring and summer with various festivals celebrating different cultures. Not surprisingly I always like to highlight the coolest festival of them all –...

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Animae Caribe Animation and New Media Festival

I saw an interesting share on Twitter today about Animae Caribe – Animation and New Media Festival. Many things about this festival has surprised me but the main one was learning that it is in it’s 10th year and it’s the first I am even...

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One Love Jamaica Festival 2011 photos

The yearly One Love Jamaica Festival was held last weekend and as it has been since its first staging in 2004 was a resounding success. Yoyogi Park in Tokyo came to life as thousands of attendees came out to support the Jamaica-Japan cultural exchange event...

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