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Welcome to the redesign!

Welcome to the redesign!

Haikugirl’s Japan has been down for maintenance today in order to undergo a little freshen up. This site has been running since 2007, and things had got a bit cluttered up, so I thought it was time for a de-junk. I hope you like the new look! Here are a few notes about the key … Continue reading

Faces of Japan – March 2011 Japan Blog Matsuri

Welcome to the March 2011 edition of the Japan Blog Matsuri!  First, if you haven’t had a chance to check out the February Matsuri (Famous Japanese Events) hosted by loneleeplanet, please do! Now, for March’s edition I chose the theme “Faces of Japan“. I wanted to see a collection of the faces of Japan that … Continue reading

Faces of Japan – Japan Blog Matsuri

UPDATE: The March 2011 Japan Blog Matsuri (Faces of Japan) has now been published and can be found HERE! This month, Haikugirl’s Japan has the honour and pleasure of hosting the March 2011 edition of the Japan Blog Matsuri! First, I would like to say a big THANK YOU to the February host Reesan over … Continue reading

How to stay up-to-date with Haikugirl’s Japan

There’s going to be a lot of exciting stuff going on over the next couple of months here at Haikugirl’s Japan. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to remind you of the multitude of ways you can stay up-to-date with my various goings on… Simply read the blog! (Of course, you don’t have to … Continue reading


I used to hate statistics at school, but since I’ve been blogging I have grown to love my stats page. Today, Haikugirl’s Japan reached 100,000 all-time views, so I’m blogging today to say a big… THANK YOU to everyone who reads this blog. Knowing that I have readers inspires me to keep writing. This blog … Continue reading

Challenge for 2011: Post A Week

I was browsing WordPress.com just now when I came across this interesting blog post: Challenge for 2011: Want to blog more often?. To be honest, I already blog quite a lot, I think, but I do like a challenge – especially a blog related one! The post suggests either signing up to WordPress’ “Post A … Continue reading

The season of hearty appetites (食欲の秋)

I love to read a wonderful blog called Surviving in Japan (Without Much Japanese) and, this month, that blog is hosting the Japan Blog Matsuri (thanks Ashley!). So, I thought I’d join in and submit my post to the festival fun.  If you’re sitting there thinking “What is Japan Blog Matsuri??”, click here to find … Continue reading

NaBloPoMo – Mission Complete!

On July 3rd I set out on a mission: to post a blog every day for a month.  Why?  Because I joined up to a project called NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), and it seemed like a good idea at the time!  😉  Actually, it was a good idea.  I’ve written a lot more than … Continue reading

Shiawase & Dragon Fruit

Today I want to draw your attention to a couple of blogs which I find interesting… The first is Shiawase (しあわせ).   Run by a fellow student of Chika-san, Robert Belton (ロバート ベルトさん),  Shiawase is a great collection of  Japan-related musings and language links.  Robert-san writes about things as he discovers them, so there is always something new … Continue reading