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Japanese expatriates in Jamaica

Japanese expatriates and Japanese descendants in Jamaica
Total population
158 (as of Oct. 2009) Japanese nationals;[1] unknown number naturalised as citizens of Jamaica
Japanese; some study English
Related ethnic groups
Japanese people, Japanese Dominican, Japanese Cuban

There is a small community of Japanese expatriates in Jamaica, consisting mostly of corporate employees and their families. As of 2009, 158 Japanese lived in the country, according to the statistics of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[2] In general, they are transient foreign residents employed by Japanese companies. Jamaica has the second largest Japanese population in the Caribbean after Cuba.


  • History 1
  • Culture 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


According to the Jamaican Embassy in Tokyo website, more than 100,000 Japanese travellers have visited Jamaica in the last 15 years.[3]


Mighty Crown was inspired by the legendary sound systems like Killamanjaro and Saxon. They were the first non-Jamaican sound system to win the Irish and Chin world clash in 1999.[3] Junko Kudō was the first non-Jamaican to win the dancehall queen title in Montego Bay, Jamaica 2002.

See also


  1. ^ Japan-Jamaica Relations
  2. ^ Japan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  3. ^ a b Japanese 'Dub' Jamaica

External links

  • Jamaipanese
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