Tagged with 2011

Message from Japan

Four months ago today, everything changed in Japan. The March 11th Tohoku earthquake and tsunami is something we will never forget. Now, more than ever, Japan needs you. Japan is a safe, beautiful, fascinating country, and the people of Japan need your tourism now more than ever. Today I saw a video, featuring the Japanese … Continue reading

Japanese Art Festival in London

On July 2nd I had the pleasure of attending the Japanese Art Festival held at Conway Hall in London. It was a two-day event, but I only attended on the Saturday. The day was packed with all sorts of entertainment, from traditional music to tea ceremony, cosplay to maid cafes. It was fab! 😀 The … Continue reading

Brighton Japan Festival: Asahi Anime Festival, Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June 2011

The Brighton Japan Festival‘s (ブライトン日本フェスティバル) Asahi Anime Festival last weekend was a blast! It’s taken me a while to sort out all my photos and videos from the event in order to put together this post, and I’ve had a few technical hitches along the way, so apologies for the delay in sharing this with you! … Continue reading

Brighton Japan Festival: Moshi Matsuri, Saturday 18th June 2011

I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Brighton Japan Festival (ブライトン日本フェスティバル) today, and feel like I’ve just returned from a day-trip to Japan! 😀 It was everything I had hoped for – and more. There was traditional music, modern music, stalls selling interesting and cute Japanese items and food glorious food. The whole event … Continue reading

Japan in the UK: Upcoming events

I’ve often mentioned on this blog how much I think everyone should VISIT JAPAN at the moment, but what if you can’t? Personally, having just got back, I know I can’t realistically afford to go to Japan again for at least another year. So how can I quench my thirst for all things Japanese when … Continue reading

Blog for Japan

So many organisations are being set up to collect donations of money and useful items (such as nappies, socks, toothbrushes, etc.) for Japan right now. It’s hard to know who to support, and impossible to support everyone. I feel like I want to help in some way. Some of my friends have got involved in … Continue reading

One week on…

It’s been a week since the Tohoku region of Japan got hit by a huge 9.0-magnitude earthquake which triggered a tsunami with waves of up to 10 metres high. Despite what certain media sources would have you believe, most of Japan is now pretty much back to normal. I don’t want to belittle what happened … Continue reading

Another geography lesson…

This will be a short post because I have a lot to do this morning. My life is continuing as usual, see? I would just like to remind everyone of the rough geography of the current situation in Japan: The yellow dot shows approximately where Fukushima Prefecture is. This is where the nuclear power plants … Continue reading

It’s nothing to do with the earthquake!

Talk about bad timing. This week at school we started announcing my imminent departure. Naturally students are surprised and, as I suspected would happen, I have already been asked a few times: “Are you leaving because of the earthquake???” So I’d just like to clear this up: No. I am not leaving because of the … Continue reading