Japanese expatriates in Jamaica
|158 (as of Oct. 2009) Japanese nationals; unknown number naturalised as citizens of Jamaica|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Japanese diaspora, Japanese Caribbean, Japanese Dominican, Japanese Cuban|
There is a small community of Japanese expatriates in Jamaica and their descendants, consisting mostly of corporate employees and their families, along with immigrants and Jamaican-born citizens of Japanese ancestry. As of 2009[update], 158 Japanese lived in the country, according to the statistics of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In general, they are transient foreign residents employed by Japanese companies. Jamaica has the third largest Japanese population in the Caribbean after Japanese Cubans, and Japanese Dominicans.
According to the Jamaican Embassy in Tokyo website, more than 100,000 Japanese tourists have visited Jamaica in the last 15 years.
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. Junko Kudō was the first non-Jamaican to win the dancehall queen title in Montego Bay, Jamaica 2002.
Famous Japanese Jamaicans
- Musashi Suzuki - Jamaican footballer