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NaBloPoMo – November 2013

NaBloPoMo – November 2013

November means two things to the writing world: NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo. What am I talking about? National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month of course! Last year I went for NaNoWriMo and wrote the first draft of my novel (which I confess is still simmering somewhere in the back of my mind and … Continue reading

The 1,000th!

The 1,000th!

When I started this blog on 17th May 2007 I don’t think I could have imagined getting to 500 posts, let alone 1,000… but here I am today writing the 1,000th post of Haikugirl’s Japan! It’s been a roller coaster so far – thank you for riding it with me! I thought a lot about … Continue reading

Versatile Blogger Award x3!

Versatile Blogger Award x3!

I was delighted this week to be nominated not once, not twice, but three times for a Versatile Blogger Award! The nominations came from Sequins and Cherry Blossom, lovelycomplex: Nihon in London, and Rosa in Bloggerland. Thank you all! (*^_^)v The rules of the award state that I must now tell seven facts about myself … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 1

A to Wa of Japan: Week 1

Welcome to my  new weekly series: A to Wa of Japan! Following the success of A – Z of Japan and Weekly Shiritori, Haikugirl’s Japan is back this year with a brand new weekly series which will call for your participation and involvement. So, what is it? Well, A to Wa of Japan is like … Continue reading

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2012 in Review

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2012 in Review

What a year it’s been for Haikugirl’s Japan! First and foremost I would like to thank you all, dear readers, for reading, ‘liking’, sharing and commenting on my posts all year. Thank you to those who have been with me a long time, and to those who have joined more recently. Haikugirl’s Japan has now … Continue reading

A year of Weekly Shiritori!

A year of Weekly Shiritori!

2012 has almost come to an end and I’d like to thank you all for reading and commenting on Haikugirl’s Japan all year. Without your support and input it would be harder to keep writing every week. This year we have been playing a weekly game of shiritori – a Japanese word game. The first … Continue reading

Merry Christmas from Haikugirl’s Japan!

Merry Christmas from Haikugirl’s Japan!

Wishing you all, dear readers, a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for reading, ‘liking’ and commenting all year – your input really does make it all much more fun! If you haven’t subscribed yet, please do (see the button up there!), or perhaps you’d like to ‘like’ Haikugirl’s Japan on Facebook or follow me on … Continue reading

Dear reader…

Dear reader…

こんにちはみんなさん! Hi everyone! I rarely do these “dear reader” kind of posts, but I’ve been feeling a little neglectful of Haikugirl’s Japan over the last month and just wanted to let you, dear reader, know that there is a lot of exciting, juicy content on its way! I’ve been to a few exhibitions and events recently, … Continue reading

Tsuki magazine issue #1 on sale now!

Tsuki magazine issue #1 on sale now!

The first issue of Tsuki magazine is finally out, and it’s looking good! Tsuki magazine is a new writing and photography magazine created in Tokyo. It contains essays, stories, interviews and gorgeous photos, all with some connection to Japan. Highlights of the first issue include an interview with Loco in Yokohama about his new book … Continue reading