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Usain Bolt delivers 100m Gold again amid doubts

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The 100m at the ongoing World Championships in Berlin like all major atheletics events is the headliner event. In 2015 it has taken on added significance as pundits christened as a “Battle to save the sport” and a “Fight between good and evil”. The evil...

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Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F coming to Jamaica

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I might have been the last anime geek in Jamaica to find out but its been confirmed that Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F is coming to local theatres at the end of August.This is a HUGE deal here in Jamaica as there are often important...

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Nicola Williams: Sharing the Japan Experience

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Today’s interview post features Nicola Williams a young, intelligent Jamaican woman who arrived in Japan in July 2014 to participate in the JET programme. I met Nicola at the send-off reception for the 2014 JETS and what struck me was how calm and confident she...

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Attack on Titan: Junior High – anime adaptation

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The spin-off manga Attack on Titan: Junior High  known as Shingeki! Kyojin Chūgakkō in Japan which is  based on Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga is getting a television anime adaptation. Retaining the spoiler-free surprise factor I’ve never heard of the manga before this announcement...

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Star Wars: Lords of the Sith

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I’ve grown into somewhat of a Darth Vader fanboy in recent years. One of the most iconic villains in entertainment history has an interesting story and the body-count to go with it. After enjoying Star Wars: Tarkin I turned my geeky eyes on any other...

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I am a Chibi Samurai thanks to @mira_art0

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Surfing through Instagram recetnly I came upon a page by @mira_art0 with some adorable chibi art. I spent a few minutes perusing the collection before leaving a comment asking I could get a chibi version of myself drawn. I was quickly contacted and a few...

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Marc Mundy: Jamaican JET talks life in Japan

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Welcome to the first of what I hope will be a series of interviews of successful JETs living and working in Japan. The first interview is with Marc Mundy a Jamaican JET who arrived in Japan in July 2014 (almost a year to the date...

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Say Hello to Pepper – a Robot with Feelings

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Japan’s SoftBank Robotics Corporation has created a new artificial companion designed to recognize, react to, and display human emotions. As a 90’s child this is like an episode straight out of the Jetsons but Pepper is real, with the first 1000 units selling out in...

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Wasabi Japanese Speech Contest

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Wasabi Japanese is a new service launched recently that provides online lessons with native speakers of Japanese at a very affordable rate. In commemoration of their launch they are having a Japanese speech contest where a lucky winner (members and non-members may enter) can win a trip...

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What the Ancients Knew – The Japanese

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I surfed into a 10 year old documentary titled “What the Ancients Knew – The Japanese” recently that covers how many ancient technologies and techniques have been reapplied into the modern era and helped to develop Japan into the economic superpower it still is today....

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