Jamaicans in Japan (JIJ) Link up 2 / Visit to Sendai / Lifehouse Conference / Pikachu Parade / Performance on the beach 2017

Hey guys, just got a chance again to write. For the last 3 weeks, I don't think I got to sit and relax even 1 day until today. 

This time, let me show you a bit of Fukuoka. The Fu is pronounced like fo, in foot. Not like fu in fun!  

Fukuoka is a pretty exciting city. I went there once back in 2008 and I had a grand time.

ACROS (Asian Cross Road over the Sea) Fukuoka Building

Fukuoka is said however to have the most Yakuza syndicates of all prefectures in Japan.  

There are many attractions there tho and it is one of the biggest cities in Japan in terms of population. Now, I believe it is number 5. 

In the 1200s, the growing Mongolian Empire tried 3 times to conquer the area but 3 times they failed because of a hurricane. 

Fukuoka is definitely worth a visit, especially Hakata, Kitakyushu and Fukuoka city.


Day 3334 (Jamaicans in Japan - Link up 2)
Saturday, July 29, 2017

So we had our first link up event in April in Tokyo, then the second one today on the beach in Kanagawa. Not many people turned out but it was still a very good time on the beach.

Days 3337 - 3339 (Training in Sendai, Miyagi)
Tuesday, August 1-3, 2017

Went to Sendai via bullet train today to help with the training of some new English teachers to Japan, and pretty much to help manage the training sessions. This was my first time going to this area of Japan and I really enjoyed it. 

Day 3340 ( Embassy Function - Jamaica's 55th Anniversary)
Friday, August 4, 2017

Then after a fun but tiring 3 days in Sendai, back to normal work then to a Jamaican Embassy function at Hotel Okura in Tokyo, celebrating our 55th Anniversary. All kind of ambassadors and other Japan big wigs were there. 

Long time friends Janell and Kevin. 

Vice Admiral Otsuka - President of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force

Day 3341 ( One Love Festival Pt2)
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Still busy going to events. Today was another One love Jamaica Festival Event.

Wait, Rasta inna Japan?!?


Day 3347 (Lifehouse Conference 2017)
Friday, August 11, 2017

Today was a holiday in Japan (Mountain Day). Me and Takako went to our church conference in Shibuya, Tokyo yesterday and today.

Lunch at the JAmaican restaurant in Shibuya

Day 3348 (Performance at Oasis, Hayama Beach )
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Performed at a yearly Jamaican event on the beach in Hayama today. It was good again to see many Jamaicans and to get a Jamaican vibes in Japan.

Day 3349 ( Pikachu Parade in Yokohama)
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Was coming from church with Takako and just by chance we saw the Pikachu parade in full swing.

Day 3356 ( Barbecue by my House)
Sunday, August 20, 2017

The people who live near my house decided to have a barbecue today (most of them over 60). It was great to finally meet some of them. One guy was actually head of the Tokyo Police Bureau 20 years ago!!!