Tagged with Japan

Take me to… the Yaeyama Islands!

Take me to… the Yaeyama Islands!


I’ve been meaning to blog about Okinawa for a long time, so am kicking of 2018’s travel section with one of the main cluster of islands in this tropical part of Japan! Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture of Japan and famed for its subtropical climate and the longevity of its inhabitants. It consists of a … Continue reading

Interview with Michael Booth (again!)

Interview with Michael Booth (again!)


Earlier this week, I reviewed Michael Booth’s latest book, ‘The Meaning of Rice: and Other Tales from the Belly of Japan’. If eating your way around Japan sounds like your idea of heaven, and if you’re genuinely interested in learning more the Japanese food industry and its history, I highly recommend it. To give you … Continue reading

Blog’s best of 2017!

Blog’s best of 2017!


It’s that time again when I round up my favourite things that found their way onto Sophie’s Japan Blog this year! I think 2017 surpassed 2016 both in terms of blog activity and general madness in the world… I’d like to say a big thank you to you lovely readers, sponsors and collaborators! Below are … Continue reading

Join me at Doki Doki Manchester!

Join me at Doki Doki Manchester!


If you fancy a trip to Manchester (the best city!) you should put the Doki Doki Manchester Japanese Festival in your calendar on 11th November. This celebration of both modern and traditional Japanese culture has been running for a few years at the Sugden Sports Centre and should be in your radar if you like … Continue reading

First look at the new Japan Centre

First look at the new Japan Centre


The chances are you’ll have already heard about the opening of the new Japan Centre on Panton Street in London – and it really is bigger and better than before! I was lucky enough to go to the press night where the store was officially opened with the ceremonial opening of the sake barrel (and I … Continue reading