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Latest Japan Blogs

Name Blog author Blog description City
JapanDave.com JapanDave David is a photographer lost in Japan. He posts pretty photos from around the country and gives some history, tidbits, details about things in them when he knows a little. When not lost, he lives with his wife and son in Okazaki. His hobbies are amazing locals with his bad Japanese, eating natto, and writing in the 3rd person. Okazaki
Mahalarp ... JOURNEYS & MUSICS NEVER ENDED … Mahalarp This blog is about my travel and my daily life especially in Japan where I'm staying right now. Tokyo
All things Japan Thomas Malone An exploration of all things related to Japan from Japanese history and mythology to current affairs and trends. さくら市
Tokyo Explained and More Johanna Yamasaki An American girl's life in Tokyo, international marriage, and working in Japan. Food, beauty, and social issues are brought up regularly and illustrated with poorly drawn comics. Tokyo
Seachange Okinawa rachiebee A blog about our family life in Okinawa Onna

Recent Posts

The Kindy Bus

Feed: No.6 : The Kindy Bus

I took my son, Yu-kun to kindergarten this morning and managed to arrive at the very same time as one of the school busses.

The kids all clamored out of the bus and were herded by two teacher to the main gate of the school where they put their hands together, bowed deeply, and shouted in unison: "Hotoke-sama, ohayō-gozaimasu! Enchō-sensei, hayō-gozaimasu!" (Good morning, Buddha! Good morning, Mr. Principal!)

Beware of Strangers In This Van

Feed: Japan - It's A Wonderful Rife : Beware of Strangers In This Van

I found this over at www.japanisweird.com - a site you should all check out for a few laughs, as it features photos submitted by normal folk, with social commentary provided by weird folk who only seem normal in their day-to-day lives.

Cheapo Weekend for May 30-31: Love and War and Ducks

Feed: Tokyo Cheapo : Cheapo Weekend for May 30-31: Love and War and Ducks

Who doesn’t need a little more love in their life? And sunshine? And dance-offs? If you have a deficiency in any of those areas, mosey on over to Yoyogi Park for the One Love Jamaica Festival this weekend. Under the […]

The post Cheapo Weekend for May 30-31: Love and War and Ducks appeared first on Tokyo Cheapo.

Fukushima Residents Go Home in 2017?

Feed: Japan - It's A Wonderful Rife : Fukushima Residents Go Home in 2017?

Japan is aglow with news residents can go home to Fukushima, hopefully by 2017.

Kokeromin Cat Hand Puppet is Japan’s Answer to a Creepy Instrument

Feed: Japan Realm : Kokeromin Cat Hand Puppet is Japan’s Answer to a Creepy Instrument

So you can play the piano, guitar, drums, bass, sitar, and even a didgeridoo, big deal. I’m not impressed until you can play the Kokeromin Cat Hand Puppet! The Keromin series isn’t necessarily brand new, as they have already had singing puppet frogs, but it wasn’t until the Kokeromin cat hand puppet that I ran

The post Kokeromin Cat Hand Puppet is Japan’s Answer to a Creepy Instrument appeared first on Japan Realm.

Awesome Cosplay: WonderCon 2015 Cosplay Spins

Feed: A Rinkya Blog : Awesome Cosplay: WonderCon 2015 Cosplay Spins

wondercon, wondercon 2015, cosplay, rinkya, japan

This week we’ve got awesome cosplay shots! WonderCon 2015 Cosplay Spins are cute, weird and amazing! We start with a Frozen Slave. A mix with Elsa and slave Princess Leia. I think the results are astonishing!

Let’s take a closer look at the rest!

Japan Sends out Teams of Goats to Manage Vacant Lots

Feed: Japan Realm : Japan Sends out Teams of Goats to Manage Vacant Lots

Goats have a reputation for eating nearly anything you throw at them, but surely they prefer grass to aluminum cans, being that they are now the lawn equipment used by a professional agency in Japan. Lawnmowers require gas, oil, occasional fixes, and of course the effort of pushing and riding them. Why not completely cut

The post Japan Sends out Teams of Goats to Manage Vacant Lots appeared first on Japan Realm.

Gak

Feed: With Love from Japan, Eustacia : Gak

Gak is the sound that a person makes when choking, or at least that's what this onomatopoeia site says. 

And I'm definitely undergoing some mental choking right now. I had a presentation yesterday, and I have two book reports due tomorrow 5 p.m. Book reports, I should add, that I can't write because I haven't finished the books yet (one book arrived in the mail today a week after I ordered it, and my friend passed me the other one yesterday).

Fresh from the Yatai: Japanese Street (Festival) Food

Feed: Tokyo Cheapo : Fresh from the Yatai: Japanese Street (Festival) Food

While Japan has its own share of street food, street food culture just isn’t as common in Japan as it is in Southeast Asia, where locals and tourists alike flock to weekend or night markets to chow down. That’s not […]

The post Fresh from the Yatai: Japanese Street (Festival) Food appeared first on Tokyo Cheapo.

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