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Why is blogging so great?

Why is blogging so great?


Anime August is coming to an end on the blog, so it makes sense to round things off with a blog about blogging itself! I explained at the beginning of month that Sophie’s Japan Blog is four years old this August, which was why I went for a ‘theme’ of Anime August, to celebrate one of … Continue reading

Even more things at HYPER JAPAN!

Even more things at HYPER JAPAN!


I recently blogged about some of the amazing line-up at this summer’s HYPER JAPAN here but they keep announcing more and more brilliant things, so here’s another blog about it! London’s biggest celebration of all things Japanese is happening on Friday 10 – Sunday 12 July at the O2 Arena in just over 2 weeks. … Continue reading

Line-up latest for HYPER JAPAN July 2015

Line-up latest for HYPER JAPAN July 2015


If you’re a Japanophile living in the UK, you will probably have heard of HYPER JAPAN by now. This is the biggest Japan event in the UK and one of my favourites and, whether or not you’ve been before, I urge you to go! Whether it’s martial arts, cosplay, food or performing arts, you’ll find it … Continue reading

The Liebster Award!

The Liebster Award!


One of the great things about blogging is that you get to meet lots of other lovely bloggers and learn from them! So, I was very surprised and flattered when I was nominated by not one but two bloggers for the Liebster award. This lovely little award is something bloggers can pass on other blogs … Continue reading

Okunoshima: Bunny Island

Okunoshima: Bunny Island


Rabbits are a pretty common pet to have when you’re little, but how does an island populated by more bunnies than people sound as a holiday destination? If your answer’s ‘Yes!’ then Okunoshima, a tiny island in the Hiroshima prefecture, is probably the place for you. Sadly it isn’t on our holiday itinerary this April. In Japanese … Continue reading

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme: 2015 line-up

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme: 2015 line-up


It’s back! The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme is returning for 2015 (30 January-26 March) with a brilliant line-up of Japanese films. Whether it’s anime, drama, comedy or romance, there’ll undoubtedly be at least one film you want to see. There’s plenty of places to catch the films: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cumbria, Derby, Dundee, Edinburgh, … Continue reading

Ninagawa Company coming to The Barbican

Ninagawa Company coming to The Barbican


If you fancy seeing a stage adaption of Haruki Murakami’s brilliant novel Kafka on the Shore or a Japanese performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet (or both!), you’ll want to book tickets at The Barbican sharpish. Ninagawa Company, the well-known Japanese theatre group, is bringing two highly-acclaimed performances to London in May. Ninagawa’s previous directorial credits … Continue reading