Jamaica’s development continues to be helped by Japan

A very good friend of mine who knows all too well of my Japan obsession threw me a link early this morning. It’s news that puts a smile on my face and teaches me a lot about Japan’s contributions to Jamaica’s social and economic development over the past couple decades.

Interesting Facts in Article

Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Japan Overseas Co-operation Volunteers (JOCV) focuses on poverty reduction, security improvement, conservation of the environment, marine engineering, enterprise development, health care, technology programs, natural disaster prevention, HIV/AIDS education prevention programs, skills training and the expansion of domestic water supply. It’s a great read and goes into great detail about each type of assistance providing statistics on the tens of millions of $US Japan has spend through various organizations ad programs over the years that has done well to uplift Jamaica….read full news item

took this photo a while back with my new cam! info on my photoblog coming soon

Hi 5 to Japan for all it has done and continue to do for my country and although my blog focuses more on the geeky, anime, music, tech topics related to Japan I think highly of the country as a whole and follow all these not so interesting topics. My respect for Japan grows more each day and I can’t wait for the day I am finally able to visit!