Tagged: japan

Summer Chiru – Photos and Highlights

Summer Chiru is a fun summer event put on by the JaCosplayaz in association with the Japan Embassy in Jamaica. The event highlights Japanese culture and history as well as anime, cosplaying, video games and more. In many ways its the spiritual successor to Anime...

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Summer Chiru event to feature Karaoke, Cosplay and Gaming

Jamaica Cosplayaz and the Embassy of Japan is teaming up again to present a even for all Japan-loving Jamaicans. Summer Chiru will feature Japanese cultural exhibits, karaoke, a video game toutnament cosplay and more. The event is set for the Mona Visitor’s Lodge and Conference...

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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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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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Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System – QZSS

We live in a digital world. More and more this digital world is going mobile. Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) operated by the US government provides a vital function to GPS-enabled devices worldwide. However, like all things tech related it will eventually need to be replaced...

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Best of Jamaipanese.com from 2015

It seems just last month I was crafting my best of Jamaipanese.com from 2014 post at the start of this year and now that “new” year is long gone! Hello 2016, I trust you will stick around longer that 2015 did? Throughout last year I...

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Vintage images of Japan from the 1850s – 1930s

As a photographer myself I am fascinated by very old photographs especially at the dawn of photography. I surfed into a goldmine of photos recently that combined my love of photography and interest in Japan. MeijiShowa.com is a fascinating website that shows visitors to see:...

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