Jamaipanese.com started in February 2006 and is the personal blog of Kirk Brown, a young Jamaican from Kingston who has a great interest in Japan and its people. I visited Japan for the first time in September 2011 after launching a plan called Operation Visit Japan in January 2010 which was a resounding success. Kirk now lives in rural Japan as a participant with the JET Programme. “Jamaipanese” is a candid portmanteau of the words JAMAIcan and JaPANESE hence I call myself and my blog Jamai + Panese or Jamaipanese.
Topics I blog about
I try to have my own personality shine through as I blog about topics related to my life in Jamaica, my love for Japan as well as my general interests. Some topics I blog about include life in Japan, anime, Japanese language study, photography, anime figures, music, video games, movies, technology, science, and sports.
Kirk is 20 something 30-ish-year-old who spends a lot of time watching anime, reading about Japan, taking pictures and playing video games. I soon realized many years ago that most of my interests (anime, science, video games, cars, Godzilla ^_^, technology etc), originate from or are heavily influenced by a then mostly unknown (to me) Pacific island chain called Japan. Like the typical Jamaican I thought to myself, isn’t that a part of China? Fortunately, I love reading and so I educated myself about Japan on everything from Geisha to WWII to Nintendo to the language, this learning process is still ongoing and I discover and learn new things almost daily. Unbelievably now I live in Japan!
Must Read Posts
After so many years of blogging, Jamaipanese.com now has over 1000 posts. It may be overwhelming for new readers so I have compiled a list of “must read” posts with a variety of the types of posts on topics I usually blog about that new readers should take a look at:
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