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Japanalyst is an informal community for Japan related English blogging. The goals of the community are to encourage the growth and development of English content about Japan and to serve as a platform for finding and discussing up-to-date Japan related information and news. Japanalyst provides a steady stream of updates from member blogs writing about Japan.

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Latest Japan Blogs

Name Blog author Blog description City
Purple Pen in Japan Faye tips, things and tales of a Filipina's piece of Japan Hamamatsu
Abandoned Japan nagoyablue Abandoned places and travel in Japan. Nagoya
Jaya in Japan Jaya Powell A blog about my experience studying abroad in Nagoya, Japan, as well as posts about Japan in general. Nagoya
Anicoma Diary CrystalQ Anicoma Diary is an otaku blog that literarily breathes articles on the otaku community around the world. The blog was created by Chow Qing, a Malaysian high school student on 4/5/2012 out of her fascination towards japanese culture, anime and manga. Besides being a few months old, Anicoma Diary had been listed under the Top 20 Blog List on the Nyusu.fm website and gained a spot in the Japan Blog List. The blog contains articles on japanese idols, anime, manga, collectible items, fashion, music and events written for the public eye to enjoy in a first person's point of view. Now, it has shift to its new domain. Thanks for the support ! Penang
SENBATSURU - 1,000 CRANES Evelyn The blog will describe the settings encountered from Tokyo to Kagoshima, as well the background and personality of author and others as culture shock and adjustments take place while learning to live and love in Japan. Eventually, more travel and pictures will be introduced to reveal so many discoveries of the beauty of rice fields, mountains, volcanoes, island life, and shrines and temples and the arts of Japan. Minami Satsuma

Recent Posts

Foreigners Get Tax-Exempt Shopping In Japan

Feed: Japan - It's A Wonderful Rife : Foreigners Get Tax-Exempt Shopping In Japan

Visiting Japan? Good news, you can get tax-free shopping!

Granted this is only at 153 stores belonging to Ito-Yokado (株式会社イトーヨーカ堂 Kabushiki-gaisha Itō Yōkadō), but it's an interesting attempt to drum up some business.

A NEW LIFESTYLE BEGINS, AS SEEN THROUGH THE LENS

Feed: SENBATSURU - 1,000 CRANES : A NEW LIFESTYLE BEGINS, AS SEEN THROUGH THE LENS

My life as it began in Japan was posted in my blog starting a few months ago in April, 2014.  I could not really make those posts complete without trying to give visual aids from my photos.  I am going to caption photos referring to those early posts and those first days of culture shock now that I have a scanner, and play a bit of catch up of the sights between end of July '94 through September '94.

Will Dodge Rolls Help You Escape Enemies Like In Video Games ?

Feed: Japan Realm : Will Dodge Rolls Help You Escape Enemies Like In Video Games ?

If you played video games for even a short amount of time, you’ve probably seen the “dodge roll” option available for combat maneuvers. GTA and Dark Souls are two recent ones to mention. But would a dodge roll in real life actually prove to be life saving? Or is it likely to be an instant

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Abandoned Shops in Nagoya.

Feed: Abandoned Japan : Abandoned Shops in Nagoya.

On my way to work at a lab in Iwatsuka, Nagoya, and I passed my favourite group of abandoned shops.

I also noticed that the abandoned tax dormitory I featured as one of my first posts is being converted for use again….. abandoned no more, sadly.

Only a few pictures of this, as my main target was on the way home.

Even The Strongest Form Of Kabe Don “Kabe Zubo” Can Be Avoided

Feed: Japan Realm : Even The Strongest Form Of Kabe Don “Kabe Zubo” Can Be Avoided

We all learned about kabe don with the recent articles here and here, but now we have Kabe Zubo!? Japanese illustrator Sora Ohno uses his illustrations to help show us exactly what the term means, but it seems even with such a powerful Kabe Zubo, the unfortunate damsel in distress can safely escape! Kabe zubo is

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Anime And More Transformed Into Awesome Japanese Scarecrows

Feed: Japan Realm : Anime And More Transformed Into Awesome Japanese Scarecrows

  Japan harvests many crops around this time of year, but they have to keep the wildlife away or else they will eat up their years worth of hard work. What better way to protect your goods than by having very unordinary scarecrows to scare them away with their cute ghostliness or kamehameha attacks! Yokai

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Undressable Gackt Hug Pillow Is The Most Interactive Pillow Experience

Feed: Japan Realm : Undressable Gackt Hug Pillow Is The Most Interactive Pillow Experience

Japanese musician and actor Gackt is well known for his music and pretty boy like appearances. What he is not mostly known for, until now, are hug pillows featuring his face and body, which can actually be undressed by the pillow owner. Fellow fans, this may be your only chance at having an intimate experience with Gackt. Gackt was

Snow Hatsune Miku Car Is Official

Feed: Japan Realm : Snow Hatsune Miku Car Is Official

Hatsune Miku, Japan’s biggest virtual idol is so popular its a wonder that she doesn’t have her own city. But hey, she is getting her own car! Yep, an official Snow Hatsune Miku car that is decked out with the blue-white haired idol that any hardcore fan would kill for. As displayed on Monoist, The awesome

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Cosplay ideas for this Halloween

Feed: A Rinkya Blog : Cosplay ideas for this Halloween

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Are you still lost and have no clue about what to wear this Halloween? Here you have some cool cosplay ideas for this Halloween!! Take a look and decide which one is for you!

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