Tagged: japanese

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 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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Wasabi Japanese Speech Contest

Wasabi Japanese is a new service launched recently that provides online lessons with native speakers of Japanese at a very affordable rate. In commemoration of their launch they are having a Japanese speech contest where a lucky winner (members and non-members may enter) can win a trip...

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Learning Japanese? This Giveaway is for you!

Clay Boutwell, the author of Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese, is looking for learners of Japanese interested in receiving a free book, kana shitajiki, and Japonika notebook in exchange for an honest review on Amazon. The givbeaway bundle includes: Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese—a book...

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Japanese Sake presentation and tasting event

On Thursday November 6th 2014 I was invited to a special Japanese Sake presentation and tasting event put on my the Japanese Embassy and hosted by the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The event was part of ongoing celebrations that mark the 50th year of diplomatic relations between...

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Anime Nation 2014 set for August 16th

The fifth staging of Animation is set for August 16th 2014! Jamaica’s premiere cosplay, anime and gaming event returns, this time at the New Kingston Conference Centre. The event will feature live performances, Japanese cultural exhibits, gaming booths, prizes, giveaways and of course cosplay. Poster...

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Second Year of College Vanquished

Year number two for me in college has come and gone probably even faster that year number one did. Year one had all the excitement and “newness” while year two was a challenging reality check that caused a few stumbles but I was strong enough to...

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Japanese Language Study comes full circle

I recently celebrated the the 8th anniversary of Jamaipanese.com. Way back in 2006 I started this blog to document my study of the Japanese language and share my interest in Japan. In September 2005 I was enrolled in private classes at a small local language...

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Pictures from Japanese Calendar Exhibition 2014

The 2014 staging of the Japanese Calendar Exhibition was well attended even though the venue was changed from the Sovereign Center to the Four Seasons Hotel. I attended and watched or participated in many Japan-themed activities such as calligraphy, origami, ikebana, quizzes, martial arts, synchronized...

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Japanese Calendar Exhibition 2014

Its that time of year again when the Japanese Embassy in Jamaica hosts a Calendar Exhibition that allows Jamaicans an opportunity to learn about Japanese culture as well as score some beautiful 2014 calendars. 2014 is also a special year because it marks the 50th...

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