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Committee Members

Our committee comprises six members who all decided to step forward to volunteer and help build an organisation to represent Jamaicans living in Japan. We are making great effort to ensure that every Jamaican in Japan has a community where they can feel at home and engage in activities for the development of Jamaica
JIJ

Dear fellow Jamaicans, it's with pride that I write to you as we come together to enhance the bond in our community away from home. While here, we are often separated by our busy schedules, lifestyles and location. But we need to make time to "link up" as one people. We all have our differences but let's remember we are "out of many, one people". A lot of my most cherished moments here in Japan were created while among people I share a certain connection. Free to express myself, make certain jokes, make certain references, be myself. The JIJ is here to facilitate that very atmosphere we yearn for when we reminisce of home, yaad, Jamrock. Let's come together and represent Jamaica, help each other and people back home where we can, ask for help when we need it, chat patios, debate as we do in Jamaica, buss some jokes and just have fun as often as we can. Let's come together and be Jamaicans. As a member of the JIJ committee, I invite you to join the community if you haven't yet done so. We all have something to offer and from time to time we all need help. It's a place for every Jamaican here in Japan. Elroy Campbell-Interim President

Purpose

The purpose of Jamaicans in Japan is to promote the well-being and growth of the Jamaican community within Japan through viable means.

Objectives

  • Provide information and support services to help members adjust to living and working in Japan, and also to promote member involvement.
  • Association Operations and Fundraising Activities - Conduct the operations of Jamaicans in Japan in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards. To identify valuable or appropriate causes for charity or community volunteerism.
  • To become cultural experts and liaisons.
  • Raising Public Awareness of Jamaican Culture and Contributions in Japan.
  • Cooperate with the Jamaican Embassy and complement the services provided by other organizations to increase the effectiveness of JIJ.

How it started.

Being so far away from home awakens a desire to connect with those of a similar background and living in a natural disaster prone area forces us to think not only of our own well-being but that of our fellow Jamaicans. Jamaica has a rich culture and history and as proud Jamaicans we all want to share it with others. We also want to engage in activities and contribute to the development of our beautiful island nation. These are some of the elements that motivated members of the community, some of whom were not familiar with each other but shared a common vision of uniting Jamaicans living in Japan, to volunteer and take steps in setting up an organisation that can effectively facilitate the growth of Jamaicans and Jamaica from The Land Of The Rising Sun.
We encourage all community members to join us in making this a reality.

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