The Japan Blog List - Japan related blogs which are written in English

This weeks additions ( May 2016)

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Heather writes the blog Appetite For Japan.
She says: "My blog, Appetite for Japan, has been running for about 1.5 years thus far (since November 2014). I update it approximately once a week.
Appetite for Japan has a focus on fun, modern places to see, things to do and food to eat in Japan. I travel to Japan regularly, visiting theme restaurants theme hotels, and events such as Halloween. I only write about places that I have personally visited and aim to provide readers with useful information to help them plan their own Japan trips."


New blogs this week .

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Some new blogs for this week. So far we have :
NipponInsider from Daniela, which has been added to the list of Non English Language blogs on Japan list, as she started her blog written in German at the end of last year.
Japan Australia from John Asano, who has been blogging steadily for several years.
Yabatori from 'Chikenboy' which he describes thus : "the blog is a collection of humorous personal narratives divided into three categories: Late Night Tales, Living in Japan, and Eat Drink Play. It's meant to entertain as well as give some advice and insight for those who plan to come to Japan as well as those who are already here. At present I only have six posts but will continue to add content once or twice per week. "
Japanese Journey Johannes is learning Japanese in Germany, follow his journey on the way to fluency.


The Japan Blog List is not dead, it's merely resting.
Oh dear, it's been more than a few years since I last updated!
OK change of plan, rather than batch them up, I will just post one, or two at a time. I have rather a backlog so anyone still blogging about Japan please send me a new email.

The reason for the new start is that I promised DJ Fox that I would put a link to a new site Standup Tokyo on the blog list. So while it's not exactly a blog, I do enjoy standup comedy, and they guys will be putting on shows at the pub down the road.


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I've missed a few months worth of updates for various reasons, so I'll try and get started with the latest ones added and go back through the backlog this week: Japan Realm has been started very recently, with sections on Food and drink, History, Humor, Japanese Lessons, Lifestyle, Manga, Technology and Wildlife and plants. An eclectic mixture indeed with no indication of who or why they started it.

Japanese Art Showcase was launched last month and boasts 1500 stunning images from 40 galleries, in categories including Woodblock, Erotic art (shunga) 20th Century and contemporary art and photography.

Japonismo written in Spanish covering Japanese culture and travel by a couple currently living outside of Japan.

Ben in Japan Ben is following his dream to live in Japan and is planning to share the whole experience from start to finish.

Japan kaleidoskop Marion writes about Japanese culture, art and literature. She has lived in Japan for some years, has a degree in Japanese Studies and has travelled through the country many times since 1988.

Cody Rapley's Japan Journal Mainly street photography and occasional thoughts from a Kiwi designer with a scholarship from the Japanese government to study in Japan at Meiji Gakuin University for one year.

LOL Sushi 'K' is a Japanese/Australian working in the entertainment industry. He blogs about all things to do with the Japan entertainment industry.

Tokyo Room Finder Blog Famous places,events,art,music and culture. This blog introduces different faces of japan. Find out places to visit and things to do in Japan.


Here's the latest batch of blogs that have been submitted to the JapanBlogList

Bonsai Paul started the site in May 2009. He has a passion for trees especially the wee ones and all things Japanese.

English Bento Box Prepared for you with love from Okinawa. About food and life interesting things to see and do.

Postcards from Fukui It's a blog about Sophie, a British JET living in Fukui prefecture. She posts about a range of topics, from teaching in a junior high school to travelling around Japan. This year she is trying to cover all the major festivals around Fukui.

 Tokyo Desu Tokyo Desu has five sections latest News from Japan, Guides to help you get the most out a visit, Tokyo Picks : reviews of restaurants and bars , a section on videos, and Upcoming events.

This is MY Life Check out the good times, the bad times and the crazy times of Ashley's life.

Gaijin Explorer Zacky Chan has been living and blogging in Toyama Prefecture for three years. Writing mostly about Budo, specifically concerning his experience training in Aikido and Kyudo. He also writes about hiking and bike riding throughout Toyama and other strange experiences as a gaijin.

Japan Music Promotion General information about Japan, Japanese music industry news, tips about music promotion in Japan from some musicians who have worked in the music industry in both the US and Japan.

AtsukoJoe Living now in London but still deeply attached to Tokyo. Constantly listening to music, often drawing, Joe is a designer and photograph-taker. Atsuko is a British fashion brand manager, design researcher and interpreter / translator.

Sunjatta Yokosuka Mike : He's just a guy enjoying his life living in Japan. He likes to travel around the country and take pictures as he goes.

Tokyo Stroller was founded in March 2011 after Sandra realized there was little information available in English on baby and kid-friendly places in Japan.

Organization Anti-Social Geniuses wants to be "your hub for Japanese Pop Culture". From Anime, Manga, Gaming, Music, Conventions, Figures, News, and more, they provide you with information on a valued medium to interviews and thought provoking editorials covering the medium you all love.

Cherry Blossom Stories Renae is a novelist and writer of Japanese fiction and non fiction. Her blog focuses on Japanese culture, food, literature, trends, fashion, style, customs and travel advice, along with her own personal experiences. It also features competitions and updates on her novels and short stories.

Nihongo Navigator Lots of Kanji descriptions, In addition to the language learning component of this blog Gary offers his perspective as an expat in Kyoto and his love for this city as reflected in his photos and descriptions.

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