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Jampanese | Jamaica’s Reggae Influence on Japan

I remember the first time I saw a Japanese dancehall queen. Her name Junko Kudo and she was crowned Dancehall Queen in 2002. She was the first non-Jamaican to beat out locals for the coveted title and went on to solidify herself in dancehall history.... Read More...

W.E.B. Du Bois Goes to Japan

In 1936, the Japanese ambassador arranged a trip to Japan for American writer, sociologist and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois. During this trip, Du Bois t... Read More...

A Blerd Lost in Japan

Blerd (Black nerd/geek) culture has always been a part of my life. While most of my knowledge of Blerd culture was through my own curiosity, my dad was a Blerd too. Growing up being fascinated with Star Trek and cowboy culture, my dad wanted to educa... Read More...

EX FILES | Dave Collymore | Japan

In 2008 I moved to Japan to teach English just because well, adventure. For someone to move to Japan it means they are really into the culture, very adventurous or a little crazy. I am probably a mixture of the latter two. Well, it was more curiosity... Read More...

Yes, Jamaican is a Language!

To the ear, Jamaican language dances with a melodic syncopated rhythm. Many still believe that Patois (widely referred to as what locals speak as broken English) is the language. However, decades of scholastic and sociological linguistic research pro... Read More...

The Fundamental Elements of the Arabic Language

The Arabic language is spoken throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East. There is over 420 million people who speak Arabic around the world. It is the sixth most spoken language in the world. The word “Arab” actually translates to “nomad”, which... Read More...