I would like to welcome everybody to my new Blog, The Japan Hobbyist. After living in Japan for more than 5 years now, I’ve come to realize that from time to time people come to Japan thinking there is only a limited number of things to see, do, and enjoy. I’d like to share my own experiences and stories and show a wide variety of ways people visiting or living in Japan can enjoy the country. I currently live in Nagoya, but I’ve lived in Shizuoka prefecture before that and even had a short stint in Tokyo. Most of my initial posts will focus on the Nagoya area, but as I get more organized and get more information together I will expand the scope of this site.
I would like to cover a range of topics and hobbies while I update this sight, including a few things I’m currently nerding out on.
A few ideas for upcoming posts:
-Magic the Gathering in Japan: The Card Culture
-Current video games
-Entertainment: On TV and at the Movies
-Sports in Japan: From Baseball to Sumo
-The Path less traveled: Exploring Japan’s popular sites and countryside and finding out of the way places
-The Gourmand: Tasty drinks, food, and interesting restaurants
-Keeping up with Fashion: Opinions on what’s in and what’s out at the moment
-Japanese music: Discussion of the current hits, classics, and also locations of live houses where people can rock out.
Again this is only a small portion of the things I’d like to cover in my blog. I might cover some more in depth than others, and I also might revisit some of the topics with updates as well when I see fit. I look forward to sharing this information and putting together a great blog in the future. よろしく！
I am excited to see what Japan is like more from a citizen side vs. tourist. I always love browsing your photo albums on Japan because they show such in depth culture that I fear tourist trips lack.
Keep up the good work! I will be checking back often for sure!
That’s another reason why I wanted to do this blog. It’s a country, just like the USA, Canada, or Germany, and people have the same likes and dislikes. Japan is currently pushing their “Cool Japan” through the Tourism industry, but sometimes it’s cool to see how alike Japan and the person’s country can be, even though it’s seen through a different light.