Hobby Shops in Nagoya IV

It’s been a while since I’ve done a hobby shop profile, so here is the first one of the new year. After this  I believe there is one more left. If anybody comes… Continue reading

Extra Cards and Dark Ascension

I’m getting really excited for the Dark Ascension expansion that gets its pre-release on January 28th-29th (24 days away here in Japan!) I can’t wait to see how the meta game will change… Continue reading

Home for the Holidays

So I’m back home for the holidays. I’m making my first post from my iPhone to see how it turns out. Been to my Dad’s, mom’s, did some shopping and met up with… Continue reading

Hobby Store Profiles III: Nagoya part 3

Before starting with the profile for today, I wanted to mention some MTG news that has been happening in Nagoya, Japan as of late. It’s come to my attention that many of the… Continue reading

Japanese MTG Player Archetypes and Hobby Store Profiles II

I’m going to focus on two smaller stores today as well as talk a little bit about the different player archetypes I’ve come across in Japan. Hopefully this will be useful in determining… Continue reading

Hobby Shop Profiles in Japan I: Nagoya part 1

I remember my first trip to the card store when I was a kid. Not soon after I played a few games of Magic with my friend, I decide to buy my first… Continue reading

A quick insight on cards

As my first post in the category of Magic The Gathering, I want to give a quick history of what I’ve learned so far about the card culture over here. I started playing… Continue reading

My Plug in Baby

The Voltaic Systems Solar Backpack As one of my first posts here, I want to talk about something I’ve recently become very interested in. ECO products and going off the grid. It all… Continue reading

Hello world!

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… Continue reading