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International Coastal Cleanup Day 2016 Jamaica

International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day takes place on the third Saturday in September every year.It is the largest one-day volunteer event in the world. This year it was on Saturday, September 17th and I joined forces with the Jamaica JET Alumni Association to do our...

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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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Nicola Williams: Sharing the Japan Experience

Today’s interview post features Nicola Williams a young, intelligent Jamaican woman who arrived in Japan in July 2014 to participate in the JET programme. I met Nicola at the send-off reception for the 2014 JETS and what struck me was how calm and confident she...

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Marc Mundy: Jamaican JET talks life in Japan

Welcome to the first of what I hope will be a series of interviews of successful JETs living and working in Japan. The first interview is with Marc Mundy a Jamaican JET who arrived in Japan in July 2014 (almost a year to the date...

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2015 send-off reception for successful JETs

Another year another send-off reception for Jamaicans who have successfully navigated the multi-step process to be selected as an assistant language teacher (ALT) for the JET programme. This year was the biggest group yet – a huge group of 40 persons almost doubt the largest...

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25 new Jamaican JET Participants now in Japan

The JET program continues to be an important cultural link between Jamaica and Japan. I was fortunate enought o be invited to yet another sendoff reception for successful candidates who have now arrived in Japan as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. I...

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Send-off Reception for Successful 2011 JETs

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the send-off reception for the 15 Jamaicans successful in their quest to be English teachers in Japan via Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET). The reception was hosted by the Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica Hiroshi Yamaguchi and his...

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ANA x Gundam – Sky Project

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Gundam fans will flock this plane

All Nippon Airways or ANA is the second largest airline in Japan after Japan Airlines. ANA has teamed up with Bandai Namco to mark the 30 anniversary of Gunpla in Japan by painting one of its Boeing 777-300 aircraft with a Gundam on one side...

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JET-ting off to Japan – participants from Jamaica

After seven years the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) programme is not slowing down. The latest group of participants got a fine send-off from Ambassador Masahiro Obata at his residence on Seaview Avenue last Friday. Fourteen young people will be heading to the land of...

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