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Ambassador of Jamaica to Japan
Interim-President of JIJ
John Francis, a former Assistant Attorney General in the Attorney General's Chambers of Jamaica and foreign attorney in Japan, is a translator at a Japanese law firm. He has experience at the civil and criminal bars in Jamaica, and has advised domestic and international clients in Jamaica and in Japan vicariously. In his practice in Jamaica, he appeared before all the courts of the land, including the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. He is fluent in Japanese, and has been in Japan for over twelve years.
The Experience Of A Jamaican Lawyer In Japan
John will briefly overview key Japanese employment law topics of which Jamaicans should be aware
Mrs. Jhana Graham is wife to Greg, and a devoted Christian whose mission to awaken humanity to the limitless source of possibilities that exists. She holds a BSc in Economics, and is a former Corporate Executive with Digicel Jamaica, Bonaire, and Curacao. Mrs. Graham is a Certified Career coach who has led projects for some of Jamaica’s most influential personality brands. She is a Certified TEFL Instructor and Graduate Student of Education who has taught in eleven high schools in Japan. Over the past 6 years, she has trained over 600 Teachers of English in Niigata, Nagano, and Toyama Prefectures in Japan, and Seoul in South Korea. Her research interests include Language Communication, Project- based learning, Language Development Policies, Curriculum Design, and Error-Correction and Assessment in ESL Writing.
Thrive On Purpose: Educate From A Place Of Power!
We are all Educators and students on this journey called life. There is no doubt then, that we all have a responsibility to be meticulous about our impact and influence. During this interactive talk, Mrs. Graham will share 3 simple ideas that may challenge us to be more intentional about our roles and legacy as Educators.
Dave is a poet, blogger and author of 2 books. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing and a Masters in Christian Education. Dave has performed his poetry at conferences and seminars in Brazil, Panama and Germany to name a few places. He hosted a local TV show in rural Japan for 3 years and currently works as a Corporate Trainer in Tokyo.
Professional And Personal Development.
Now more than ever, we need to dig deeper into our reservoir of talents, use them and develop them in order to rise above the rest and push aside mediocrity
Kennise is a woman who wears many hats. She’s an educator with almost 14 years experience; trained communication specialist; a former radio show co- host; Ms. St. Elizabeth Festival Queen; a former cultural ambassador to Antigua for the Caribbean Queen Show and an actress. Her theatre debut earned her a Jamaica Actor Boy nomination for Best Actress in the play Family Affair.
Female Migrants And Identity
With the humdrum daily living and quest to make that “gravy”, we sometimes lose touch of who we
are; our femininity and sensuality- some of the most empowering things about us as women. It
doesn’t help too when dating or finding a meaningful relationship in Japan is equivalent to finding a
mango tree in the Atacama Desert. So how can we foreign ladies maintain our ‘mojo’ as female
migrants in Japan?
Come listen as she shares her ideas as well as remind ladies of how not to lose their essence and maintain their presence.
Dean Jackson is a graduate of the University of Technology. He majored in Marketing with a minor in Human resource management. He spontaneously moved to Japan in March 2007 and has been here for the past 10 years. He is an English teacher as well as the owner of irie876.com (Jamaican goods in Japan). He is also the creator at 876 Reggae emoji (you may know his sticker set called (IDRIN). He is an aspiring recording artiste and a motivational speaker
Gaining Abundance Through A Shift In Your Mind Set
The life we are living now was created by our thoughts and feelings from the past. You know it’s true, it only makes sense right? Now let’s figure out how to create the life we want in the future, now. Join me as I reinforce what I have learnt by sharing my experiences with you. Let us create a blissful future now, TOGETHER.
Mark Campbell has lived in Japan for over 16 years. He is a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist with a passion for a healthy lifestyle. Through his passion he created his workout program, Tremor Workout, and his lifestyle-changing nutrition program, MyDiet180.
Developing A Healthy Mind, Body, Lifestyle Overseas
Mark will be discussing the beauty of embracing change.
Damion is a fun, uplifting and unique Reggae Yoga instructor who is originally from St. Catherine, Jamaica. He juggles being a certified Yoga instructor along with teaching and a rigorous graduate program in Kyoto.
'Mindfulness' Reggae Yoga
I anticipate leading you in our Yoga sessions for the Workshop Inspire. We will have two sessions, one designed for adults and another for children. Both will allow you to be able to engage in gentle yet rejuvenating yoga that strengthens body and mind. I believe that gentle yoga and meditation will not only remedy fatigue but also rejuvenate and refresh our hardworking community. We will carry out a series of poses and practice that will build trust, love and kindness. The children session especially, is planned so that they can practice confidence as well as learn techniques to successfully engage their motor skills.
Our session’s focus: Vinyasa flow. One breath, One movement. We will practice a range of Asanas (poses) in pairs or alone that will help to build strength and balance.
Danielle is a dance and movement lover. Join her for a reggae/ dancehall routine fit for all ages. Every body can dance and everybody will be a dancer at the end of this one.
Jamaican Dance Culture
We look forward to seeing you there.
This includes the cost of the workshop, meals beverages and snacks for the day. Payment will be collected on entry.