Tsurugaoka Hachimangu the Shinto Shrine at the heart of Kamakura

In the final days of my time in Japan last September I visited Kamakura, the capital of Kanagawa prefecture just south of Tokyo. I originally expected to go there and have the Great Buddha of Kamakura being my only highlight but after inquiring about Shinto shrines and the difference between Shintoism and Buddhism and their … Continue reading Tsurugaoka Hachimangu the Shinto Shrine at the heart of Kamakura

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 hopes for closer ties between Jamaica and Japan in the … Continue reading Jamaican Ambassador to Japan hoping to build closer ties – Jamaica Gleaner

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 in dire need on a cultural injection. Below are some … Continue reading One Love Jamaica Festival 2012 – Photos + Video