Start Here started as an online journal to practice Japanese and meet other Japan enthusiasts. It has grown into so much more over the years. Over the last decade, I have shared my life as a young Jamaican who has a great interest in Japan and its people so he moved there! “Jamaipanese” is a candid portmanteau of the words JAMAIcan and JaPANESE hence I call myself and my blog Jamai + Panese or Jamaipanese.

1. Read the About page to learn about the blog and its author


2. Read a selection of posts made on over the years

Keikyuu Line

3. Please join my mailing list and contact me anytime!

4. Also a fan of Japan? Check out a selection of posts from my 1st visit in 2011

Cool Blue Hole Jamaica

5. Interested in Jamaica? Check out some photo-heavy posts from my adventures

6. Like what you have seen so far? Please consider buying my book

The Jamaipanese Story

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