Japanese expatriates in Jamaica

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

There is a small community of Japanese expatriates and descendants in Jamaica, consisting mostly of corporate employees and their families, along with immigrants and Jamaican-born citizens of Japanese ancestry. 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.[citation needed] Jamaica has the second largest Japanese population in the Caribbean after Cuba.

History[edit]

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

Culture[edit]

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.

Famous Japanese-Jamaicans[edit]

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