Tag Archive: The Japan Hobbyist

Code of the Cardboard Samurai 14: Japanese Pioneer Vocab 101

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qzqnu-d06afe The Pioneer format has exploded in popularity in Japan recently due to the upcoming Magic Fest in Nagoya. GP Nagoya will be the first ever Pioneer GP along with GP Brussels in… Continue reading

Code of the Cardboard Samurai #13: Magic and the Military in Japan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qgina-cc37a6 Having lived in Japan for more than 10 years now, I’ve been all around the country and have met a lot of people playing Magic the Gathering. Doing so has allowed me… Continue reading

Code of the Cardboard Samurai 12: Pioneer Delight

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kchcc-c717e1 Pioneer started off with a bang here in Japan and it’s been the talk of the entire Magic the Gathering Community for the past few weeks. It was only natural that we’d… Continue reading

Code of the Cardboard Samurai 10: “Trader”ous

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-yqwrk-c2be16 If you’ve lived or played Magic the Gathering in Japan before, then you’ve probably noticed that events here have always been hit or miss when it comes to trading. The Grand Prix/Magic… Continue reading

Building a Brand: The Future of TheJapanHobbyist.com

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything for my blog. While I still believe it’s important to have written content for people to refer to, I believe that the future is all… Continue reading

A Guide to Being Trendy at Magic Fest Chiba

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-v7z23-b9af21 Welcome to episode 7 of the Code of the Cardboard Samurai podcast! In this episode, I’m joined once again by Ed Nguyen of the Cartel Aristocrats podcast as we talk about trends… Continue reading

Season’s Greetings: Summer MTG Review

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-x552j-b7863e In episode 6 of Code of the Cardboard Samurai, we welcome Ben Payne to the team and talk about everything that’s going on in Japan this summer such as recent news, events,… Continue reading

Once Upon a Time in Aichi: A history of Magic The Gathering in Japan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qvjr9-b61443 Magic the Gathering has a deep, well documented history in the USA, but what about Japan? It’s one of the biggest places for MTG, yet it has remained relatively unknown to people… Continue reading

Dan and Ryan’s 10 Must visit Magic the Gathering places in Japan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4dcxa-b3eb30 If you’re planning to visit Japan for an event in the future or are just coming over for vacation and some sightseeing, Dan and I have you covered. In this episode we… Continue reading

Talking the Talk – Playing Magic the Gathering in Japanese

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cxkxx-b13308 Currently living in Japan and want to play some Magic the Gathering but don’t speak Japanese? Thinking of coming to Japan for a Magic Fest in the near future but worried about… 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.