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4 minutes | 5 months ago
jaPODCAST – 10: Money Manners in Japan
In the last episode, I did an interview with Dave Collymore a Jamaican who has been residing in Japan for a long time. Today, let’s talk about money manners in Japan. Intro Money Manners in Japan Respect Money Don’t overpay or underpay Use the tray and/or an envelope Respect money part 2 Coin purses Humility and responsibility Share your own tips re Money Manners in Japan! Outro Links and information image source – japanexperterna.se Tweet me @Jamaipanese or leave a comment below with your thoughts on the episode!
41 minutes | 7 months ago
jaPODCAST – 9: Interview: Tips and Advice from Dave – a longtime Jamaican Expat in Japan
In the last episode, I did an interview with Ariel Mathews who is from the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Ariel talked about her experiences as someone arriving fresh in Japan on the JET program. My guest today is Dave Collymore who is somewhat of a celebrity in the Jamaican community here in Japan. Dave is from Jamaica and has been living and working in Japan for a long time. How long have you lived in Japan and why did you move here? Tell us about Dave Collymore. What are some of the things professionally and/or personally that you have achieved since moving to Japan? What has been your absolute worse experience living in Japan? What has been your absolute best experience living in Japan? Any advice to foreigners living in Japan from someone like you who has been a long-term resident? Do you see yourself returning to Jamaica eventually? When I first visited Japan almost 10 years ago you were very helpful. Is that something you regularly do for Jamaicans coming to Japan? Exclusive poetry performance for the jaPODCAST listeners to enjoy! Daves projects Links and information Dave’s book – Seeing Japan – Through the Eyes of a Jamaican expat Dave’s blog Jamaicans in Japan Tweet me @Jamaipanese or leave a comment below with your thoughts on the episode!
36 minutes | 2 years ago
jaPODCAST – 8: Interview: Lets chat with Ariel! A new Trini ALT in Japan
Today I have a Caribbean queen from the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Ariel Mathews is fresh on the JET program. Arriving about a month ago and settling into life in Japan. I thought it would be interesting to talk to someone new on JET so that anyone applying for JET now or in the future can get a feel of what the early weeks and months are like as well as the application process and more. Intro Who is Ariel Matthews NOT? What drew you to the JET Programme? Did you face any challenges in preparing to apply to the programme? What was the application process for JET like for you from start to when you found out you were accepted? You left your country for the first time, how did you and your family deal with the big change? Where in Japan do you now reside and what is your town like so far? What’s the most difficult part of living in Japan so far? You were a teacher back home as well, how is the change from the main teacher to ALT? How have the early exchanges with your students, fellow teachers, other JETS and the community been so far? JET applications are now open again in many countries. Any advice to applicants? Finally, are there any creative projects or other undertakings you would like to share? Outro Tweet me @Jamaipanese or leave a comment below with your thoughts on the episode!
31 minutes | 2 years ago
jaPODCAST – 7: Interview: Shikisha on being a JET in Japan
My guest today is Shikisha Cowan a longtime online acquaintance whose path also led her to Japan a few years ago on the JET program. Let’s chat with her today. Intro Who is Shikisha Cowan? Tell us about yourself in 3 to 5 sentences. What circumstances led to now residing in Japan and what is your job here? Whats the best part of living in Japan? Whats the most difficult part of living in Japan? As a Jamaican what are some of the stereotypes you’ve had to deal with while living in Japan? What is the most important lesson living in Japan has taught you? Its that time of year when new JETS are arriving in Japan – any advice for the newbies? Finally, are there any creative projects or other undertakings you would like to share? Conclusion You can find Shikisha on Instagram @thescsquared and Twitter. Also check out her recommended music below! Tweet me @Jamaipanese or leave a comment below with your thoughts on the episode!
61 minutes | 4 years ago
jaPODCAST – 6: Interview: Ayana on Expat life in Japan
The special guest on episode 6 of the jaPODCAST is Ayana Wyse. An American living and working in Japan. In this episode, I’ll be chatting with Ayana about her experiences in Japan as young professional and expat from the United States. Intro How long have you resided in Japan? Have you lived in the same area all that time? Was it hard to settle? To meet new people? Get comfortable in your new job, community etc? What’s the best part of living in Japan? What’s the most difficult part of living in Japan? Any advice for other young professionals aiming to move to Japan in the near future? It is the start of a new year! What are some of your Japan-related goals for 2017? You recently invited me to a Facebook group called “Black Creatives Japan” what is the creative scene like in your area in Japan? Can you explain your Facebook group and why you created it? Conclusion Find Ayana as @Yana_Yz on Twitter and Instagram. Purrcy can be found on Instagram @PositionsofPurrcy Tweet me @Jamaipanese or leave a comment below with your thoughts on the episode!!!
43 minutes | 5 years ago
jaPODCAST – 5: Interview: Rochelle talks life in Japan as a Jamaican JET
My first interview with a Guest is Rochelle Brooks-Mighty; A Jamaica JET participant living and working in Japan. This interview is following up on previous blog posts with awesome text interviews of Jamaica JETs Marc Mundy and Nicola Williams who are living and working in Japan. Enjoy the episode and provide feedback! Please excuse a few audio issues and a few beeps in the background (Rochelle’s heater, it’s winter in Japan). Rochelle was also quite the ninja and was balancing her baby while sharing her story. Thank you for your time! Intro How would you compare life in Japan vs life in Jamaica? Were the initial days/weeks in Japan difficult for you? If yes, in what way? What is a typical day like at work as a JET in Japan? Living in Japan can’t be all rainbow and unicorns. Tell is about a bad experience you have had in Japan. What do you think you will miss the most when you leave Japan? How did you learn about the JET Programme Video Contest? Tell us how you edited and produced you “This is Japan” video What will you do or where in Japan will you travel to if you win a prize in the competition? Do you have any tips for JETs (Jamaican or otherwise) headed to Japan on the JET program? Conclusion Outro Lady Baby – Nippon Manju Vote for Rochelle here Tweet me @Jamaipanese or leave a comment below with your thoughts on the episode!
8 minutes | 5 years ago
jaPODCAST – 4: Thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens
If you haven’t figured it out already the topic for todays episode is….. Star Wars the Force Awakens. Unsurprisingly there will be spoilers! So if you haven’t already watched the movie please minus 5 geek points from your stats and add +10 shame Intro Things I disliked about Star Wars: The Force Awakens They played it VERY safe Not sold on the new cast, yet… MOAR PHASMA!!! Things I liked about Star Wars: The Force Awakens Limited Luke Skywalker Spaceship scenes and battles Han Solo’s demise Outro – Star Wars – Cantina Band (Noize Tank Remix) Tell me what you think about Star Wars: The Force Awakens via twitter @Jamaipanese or leave a comment below!
7 minutes | 5 years ago
jaPODCAST – 3: Japanese contests and Marc Interview
On this episode I will highlight the winners of the Japanese Hiragana Bundle contest I recently hosted on my blog, provide information about the Wasabi Japan speech contest and invite you to check out an awesome interview I did with Marc Mundy – a Jamaican Jet living in Japan for a year. Intro Japanese Hiragana Bundle and Winners Congrats to Priscilla (@MyLovsARevolver) and Rine (@by_rine_chan) Support The Japan Shop! Look out for my upcoming review of the Japanese Hiragana Bundle Wasabi Japan speech contest my blog post about the contest Sign up and enter now! Feel free to give me pointer on my entry! The topic I received was “My Dream” Marc Mundy Interview Check out the interview here Contact me with feedback Follow Marc: Youtube – @mundusk, Instagram – @mundusk, Twitter – @mundusk Outro
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