Tag Archive: Magic the Gathering in Japan

Magic the Traveling: An Interview with Christian Calcano

I started this blog years ago as a way to bring Magic the Gathering in Japan closer to those people who can’t speak Japanese and to shed some light on comings and goings… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: GP Shizuoka – You’re a Wizard Harry

It’s not every day you get a chance to meet flesh and blood wizards, and while their ability to brew polyjuice potion might not be up to snuff for the Half-Blood Prince, Helene… Continue reading

GP Chiba – Lost in Translation

Registration for Grand Prix Chiba went live at 8:30 pm Japan Standard Time (7:30 am EST) on April 7th, 2015. I was able to register just after that and finish the process around… Continue reading

The Japan Hobbyist: 350 – A Card Odyssey

On December 5th, 2011, The Japan Hobbyist Was Born. It’s been a wild ride from a casual MTG player wanting to help other Magic players in Japan to the wannabe Magic pro looking… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Weight of the Underworld

The world of Theros has grown dark. Nightmares have begun to invade the dreams of its inhabitants and the gods grow restless. How is a simple mage to survive in this ever changing… Continue reading

Grand Prix Shizuoka: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Work It Harder Make It Better Do It Faster, Makes Us stronger More Than Ever Hour After Our Work Is Never Over¬† -Daft Punk, “Harder Better Faster Stronger” Grand Prix Shizuoka will be… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Oh Lord, Please Don’t Let me be Misunderstood

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Magic the Gathering. It’s grown from a back room, kitchen table card game to an international success. In Magic’s history, heroes were born and died, legends… Continue reading

Scouting the meta before GP Kitakyushu – a Weekend in Tokyo

Last weekend I went to Tokyo. My girlfriend really wanted to go to Disneyland this summer and there was a Theros Pro Tour Qualifier so it worked out perfectly. Friday was extremely hot… Continue reading

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  • List of Weekly Tournaments in Nagoya

    Nagoya has standard Magic tournaments almost every day.

    -- MONDAY: Card Brunch Kanayama, 6:30
    -- TUESDAY: Hobby Station Sasashima, 6:45 pm
    -- WEDNESDAY: Hobby Station Mei Eki, 6pm
    -- THURSDAY: TCG 193, 7pm
    -- FRIDAY: 6pm, FNM, Various locations (check MTG locator), Draft at Big Magic usually if enough people. Prinny Club Kanayama 8pm and 11pm.
    -- SATURDAY: Card Labo Mei Eki, 11:30 am - Hobby Station Mei Eki, 2pm.
    -- SUNDAY: Big Magic, 11 am. Usually a booster draft after standard tournament (3:30 or later depending on number of participants at the standard event).

    There are also Legacy and Modern events held around town during the week.

    -- Monday: TCG 193, 7pm (Modern)
    -- Tuesday: TCG 193, 7pm (Legacy)
    -- Thursday: Advantage Kamimaezu, 7pm (Legacy)
    -- Friday: Hobby Station Mei Eki (modern) 6pm, Advantage Kamimaezu (modern and legacy) 6:30pm, TCG Shop 193 (modern), 7pm
    -- Saturday: Hobby Station Osu, 1pm (Legacy), TCG 193 (Legacy)
    -- Sunday: Hobby Station Osu, 5pm (Modern)

    There are also modern, legacy, and vintage events about one time a month at Big Magic as well. Amenity Dream also hosts one Legacy even a month too I think. Check the "Magic the Gathering" tab on the top of my website to get more information about the locations of these stores.

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