WATCH: Jamaican 🇯🇲 talks about being an Architect in Japan

In this episode of The Melanated Files (MFiles) we introduce Annabell, a Jamaican Architect who works at a Japanese architectural firm in Tokyo, Japan. Annabell shares her experience living and working in Japan for the past five and a half years. Listen as she shares her journey to Japan by way of the JET programme, to saving up to pursue a Master’s degree at Keio University in Tokyo, to eventually securing a job in her chosen profession. Watch to hear her story.

You can find Annabell on Instagram here: @annabellom

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