I participated in the Jamaica Reach to Recovery Breast Cancer Pink Run

I've recently transformed into a mini gym rat since finishing undergrad. I decided to put my new-found "fitness" to the test by participating in the Jamaica Reach to Recovery Breast Cancer 5K Pink Run. The result? 36 minutes and 53 seconds for 335th place! I am very happy to have participated in this cause as cancer … Continue reading I participated in the Jamaica Reach to Recovery Breast Cancer Pink Run

Disassembled Life-Size Gundam Statue Returning to Tokyo for Charity

More than two years after making it's debut the life-size Gundam is returning to Tokyo, well at least pieces of it are. It wowed crowds as they flocked it when it was revealed in Shiokaze Park in Odaiba and got a beam saber upgrade for it's Shizuoka debut but now it will be displayed in parts in Odaiba to … Continue reading Disassembled Life-Size Gundam Statue Returning to Tokyo for Charity

Recovery Japan – Night of Tango, Jazz and Reggae

Just a few months ago, Japan was victim to a most horrific earthquake tsunami that culminated with a nuclear meltdown, affecting the lives of thousands to this day. It’s as a result of this that the recently launched Recovery Japan Foundation has secured the support of Japanese and Jamaican artistes to host a charity concert entitled Night … Continue reading Recovery Japan – Night of Tango, Jazz and Reggae

Quakebook – 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake

I have been following the progress of Quakebook, a brilliant idea by fellow J-Blogger Our Man in Obiko who after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that affected north east Japan on March 11th 2011 spearheaded a call for contributions and material for a book that would be sold and proceeds donated to the Japan Red Cross to … Continue reading Quakebook – 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake

Embassy of Japan Helps Childcare Facility

Japan through it's Embassy in Kingston has donated millions of dollars to various government projects, outreach programs and charitable organization in Jamaica over the years and Jamaica and Japan enjoy very close diplomatic relations. The latest project to be undertaken by the Embassy of Japan is the donation of JA$3.5 million to the Maxfield Park … Continue reading Embassy of Japan Helps Childcare Facility

Toko Komura – Japanese Salvation Army School Teacher in Kingston

Toko Komura is from Kanagwa (Chigasaki) near Tokyo in Japan. Trained in tutoring the blind, she now teaches swimming and physical education at the Salvation Army School for the Blind in Kingston. A love affair with the sea and with children has made this the perfect career choice for her. "I love feeling free and … Continue reading Toko Komura – Japanese Salvation Army School Teacher in Kingston