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An interview with Haikugirl

An interview with Haikugirl

Exactly a year ago my lovely cousin Emily came to interview me as part of a project she was doing, and for some reason it’s taken me this long to share the interview here (sorry Emily!). Haikugirl’s Japan has been around for about 8 years now, so you probably already know everything you need to … Continue reading

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2014 in Review

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2014 in Review

Welcome to 2015! It’s hard to believe 2014 is over already – what a year it was! Haikugirl’s Japan has now been running for 7 years and 7 months, and I’ve written a total of 1,205 posts! In 2014 my blog was viewed about 120,000 times, and overall Haikugirl’s Japan has been viewed around 596,400 times! In 2014 I … Continue reading

‘The Guilded Fan’ author Christina Courtenay wins Historical Category at the Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards 2014

‘The Guilded Fan’ author Christina Courtenay wins Historical Category at the Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards 2014

I’m a little late in sharing this news but better late than never… Christina Courtenay, who divides her time between London and Hereford, was declared the winner of the Historical Category of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in March! The announcement, made by Darcey Bussell CBE, was for her novel ‘The Gilded Fan’, and … Continue reading

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2013 in Review

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2013 in Review

Another year is drawing to a close, and it’s hard to believe I’m sat here again trying to find the words to sum it all up. 2013 has flown by, and it has been an absolute whirlwind of awesomeness. Haikugirl’s Japan has now been running for 6 years and 7 months, and I’ve written a … Continue reading

年末タッグゲーム! End of year tag game!

年末タッグゲーム! End of year tag game!

About a week ago Ramata from the wonderful lovelycomplex: Nihon in London tagged me in the ‘End of year tag game!‘ (年末タッグゲーム!) and I promised I would respond – sorry it’s taken me so long, Rama-chan! To play the game, I have to respond to a set of questions. So, here goes… 今年の一番よかった事何ですか。kotoshi no ichiban … Continue reading

Merry Christmas! メリークリスマス!

Merry Christmas! メリークリスマス!

Merry Christmas from Haikugirl’s Japan! メリークリスマス!よいお年を!Wishing you all a happy, kawaii/kakkoii Christmas! Thank you all for your likes and comments throughout the year. I still have lots of posts to share before the year is out, so do keep reading. ゚☆,。・:*:・゚★o (*^_^)v ゚☆,。・:*:・゚★o

Who is the Queen of Kawaii?

Who is the Queen of Kawaii?

What happens when the two quirkiest queens of pop try to out-kawaii each other? Japan found out this week when Lady Gaga appeared on the TV show Music Station (ミュージックステーション) and was sat in the same studio as Harajuku’s own Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ). Both wearing colourful outfits and pink bows in their hair, Lady Gaga … Continue reading