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  • From design to politics, anime to tech, JapanTrends is devoted to telling the rest of the world about all the things happening in Asia’s most exciting place. High tech Japan? Definitely. Cool Japan? Of course. Wacky Japan? Sometimes. We cover both the good and the bad about Japan, bringing you news and analysis of the latest fashions and trends bursting out of this complex but little-understood culture.

  • Hi! I run ARuFa's Diary, or 'Arufa no Nikki'! I also make music!

  • Lindsay Nelson teaches at the University of Tokyo and writes about Japanese film at

  • Discover Japan through kitchens! The KitchHike community is the largest of its type, where Japanese people invite foreign visitors into their homes to eat authentic Japanese meals. KitchHike connects COOKs and HIKERs in kitchens. It is a service that lets you meet real people, and eat real food.
    Feel like trying real Japanese food ("washoku")? Go to a local house and enjoy Japanese homemade meals!

  • We're pleased to introduce Japanese companies offering everything from cutting-edge technology to delectable cuisine, high quality components and high fashion innovation. Small, skilled enterprises like these lay the foundation for Japan's economic growth.

  • I'm a navy wife of two years and I moved to Japan in 2014. I’m an assistant language teacher in Tokyo by day and a blogger/writer by night. I am currently exploring film photography and love window shopping for anything hippie.

  • Fun Flying Four is a blog dedicated to our adventures while living in Okinawa … with two young kids in tow. Originally from New Zealand and now living in Okinawa with my Air Force husband and two young daughters. We love to explore Okinawa as much as we can, and when possible we love to travel around Asia.

  • The Nagano Prefecture Official Tourism Guide. Climb the Japanese Alps, soak in a hot spring, frolic with snow monkeys, slurp soba noodles, timewarp to the feudal past, or schuss through powder snow. Start your exploring here!

  • An unofficial blog in English about Funassyi, the equally unofficial mascot of Funabashi, Chiba. While not affiliated with Funassyi in any way, if you want to keep up with the jet-setting anthropomorphic pear, this is the place to go. The site is maintained by Makiko Itoh, who has been writing about Japanese food and culture for more than a decade. A die-hard Funassyi fan, she believes Funassyi is poised to “go global.”

  • Just Bento is dedicated to the subject of healthy, simple bento lunches, some traditionally Japanese, some not so traditional. The focus is on bento for health- and weight-conscious adults, but many of the recipes and methods are applicable to bento for all ages. Established in October 2007, this is the sister site to Just Hungry, perhaps the best known Japanese recipe blog on the internet.

  • Just Hungry started out in 2003 as a place for me to write about my food obsessions. My primary focus on Just Hungry is Japanese food and home cooking. As a Japanese person living abroad, I do miss the cuisine I grew up with a lot, and that is what I mostly cook at home regardless of where I live. I try to always present recipes and methods for people who do not live in Japan, and may not be familiar with Japanese cooking or have access to a wide selection of Japanese ingredients.

  • Japan has a reputation for being costly. Sometimes this is fair, sometimes not. Among our daily-life content, you’ll find plenty of cost-focused information that we hope will enable you to better budget for your life in Japan. Of course, we welcome cost-focused content on our "User Blog" too!

  • Millions of passionate, discerning, curious, and very hungry people come to Serious Eats in search of definitive recipes, hard-core food science, trailblazing techniques, and innovative guides to essential food and drink anywhere and everywhere.

  • Jcastle is a guide to the 210 castles in Japan I've personally visited and 124 donated by readers. My aim is to make it the most authoritative and comprehensive site available in English on Japanese castles.

  • The #MyJapanStory contest took video submissions highlighting the wonderful appeal of Japan. To be announced March 2016, winners will each receive an award uniquely representative of this cool and captivating country!

  • Anime and manga fan from Thailand.

  • I’m from the state of Utah in the United States and I’ve lived in Japan for about two years. In my free time, you can usually find me riding my bicycle, drinking ice cold beer, reading fantasy novels, or having adventures with my wonderful girlfriend.

  • is the independent and trusted Japan winter sports information resource, online since 1999. New for the 15-16 season is an extensive Travel section as well as a new mobile site.

  • Presented by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), Japan Brand introduces traditional products from all over the country, from Shizuoka tea to Nagasaki noodles, Iwate iron work, Kyoto textiles, Okinawan alcohol and more.

  • Ramen Adventures seeks out the best ramen shops in Tokyo and beyond. Blogger Brian MacDuckston has been scouring Japan for great eats since 2008, with hundreds of reviews complete with photos, maps and shop details.