Tagged with competition

And the winners are…


Thanks to everyone who entered the 1000 subscribers special giveaway! There were three fantastic prizes up for grabs, courtesy of Tsunami restaurant, MVM Entertainment and Kikuya Kanzashi, so a huge thank you to them too. Sadly there could only be three winners, so drum roll please… Winner of the lunch for two at Tsunami in … Continue reading

Competition special! 1000 subscribers!

Competition special! 1000 subscribers!


I’m not sure how it’s happened but, somehow, this blog recently reached 1,000 subscribers! I started this blog on a whim back in 2011 and wasn’t even sure if I’d keep it up, let alone that people would actually be interested enough to subscribe. So, blimey, thank you! To thank everyone who’s read this blog over … Continue reading

WIN! Buddhist Wisdom book

WIN! Buddhist Wisdom book


It’s competition time again, courtesy of Tuttle Publishing. Here’s your chance to win a little book of Buddhist wisdom. Also, two blog posts in a day? Aren’t you lucky? This little book of Buddhist wisdom would make a perfect stocking filler present (yes, I’m thinking about that already) or bedside table buddy. You can read … Continue reading

WIN! Two tickets to HYPER JAPAN!

WIN! Two tickets to HYPER JAPAN!


Great news, everyone! It’s competition time again – and this one’s pretty awesome. This is your chance to win two (adult) tickets to the UK’s greatest celebration of all things Japanese – HYPER JAPAN – on Sunday 27 July. *** The rules are simple, just like HYPER JAPAN on Facebook and comment on this blog post … Continue reading

WIN Hakuouki seasons 1, 2 and 3!

WIN Hakuouki seasons 1, 2 and 3!


It’s my birthday this week and you know what that means – competition time! This one’s the best one yet and comes courtesy of the fantastic guys at MVM Entertainment, who’ve licensed one of my all-time favourite anime series, ‘Hakuoki’. Up for grabs is not only the first season, but the second (‘Hakuoki Hekketsuroku’) and … Continue reading

C for Control: Christmas competition!

C for Control: Christmas competition!


It’s competition time again, just in time for Christmas! This is your chance to win a copy of one of MVM Entertainment’s latest anime titles, C for Control: The Money of Soul and Possibility. Kimimaro is a hard-working college student, juggling two part time jobs and studying to be a civil servant. His ambition in … Continue reading

And the winners are….


You watched the trailer, read my review (hopefully!) and entered the competition… now it’s time to announce the two winners of the ‘Kids on the Slope’ competition. A massive thank you to MVM Entertainment, who supplied the prizes, and to all of you who entered! I’ve never had so many entries for one competition and … Continue reading

Blog birthday bonanza

Blog birthday bonanza


Sophie’s Japan Blog is one year old! Last year, I was a fresh graduate looking for a job. The solution? Blogging about Japan! To celebrate a year of writing and to thank my wonderful readers (from America to England to Singapore), August will be full of giveaways and special features. Japan Blog lucky dip Here’s … Continue reading

WIN! Memoirs of a Geisha

WIN! Memoirs of a Geisha


Last week I promised on my Facebook page that if I reached 100 ‘likes’, I would run a giveaway. Within an hour my numbers jumped from 98 to 105 (not HUGE numbers but I’m still happy), so here’s your giveaway. One lucky person will get their hands on the blog’s book of the month, Memoirs … Continue reading