Tagged: japan

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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Nobunaga’s Ambition Sphere Of Influence

I love me some video games, but college life continues to team up with my full-time job to attack my free time. Over the last few weeks though I have been managing to sneak in some gaming time and the main title I have been...

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Jamaica’s Westmoreland twins with Tottori

Jamaica and Japan’s strong diplomatic ties were strengthened further recently with the announcement that a twinning agreement has been signed between Jamaica’s eighth largest parish, Westmoreland and Japan’s Tottori. Details below. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday (October 8), for the twining...

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Prime Minister of Japan visits Jamaica

The Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe is visiting Jamaica for two days, from September 30th (Wednesday) to October 1st (Thursday). Mr Abe will participate in several activities in his official visit such as: Floral tribute in honour of soldiers of World...

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11 Photos I took in Japan with memories attached

Four years ago on this very day (Sept. 25th) I was making my way back from Tokyo to Kingston via New York. The days I spent in Japan though in the past, continue to provide powerful fuel that empowers and motivates me through various challenges...

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