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 and nominate fifteen other bloggers to receive the award. However, as this award has been doing the rounds this week, most of the Japan-related blogs I would nominate have already been nominated, so rather than making this award go round and round in circles forever, I will simply recommend 15 blogs without any obligation for those bloggers to pass on the award (although they can if they want to).
But first, here are seven facts about myself, which you may or may not know…
1) I have been writing Haikugirl’s Japan since 2007.
2) My favourite Japanese character is Rilakkuma.
3) I have visited many places in Japan on Honshu and Hokkaido, but have not yet been to Kyushu, Shikoku or Okinawa.
4) I’m a pescetarian, which means I eat fish but not meat. So, I can eat sushi, but I usually can’t eat ramen.
5) I became interested in Japanese culture through playing a computer game called Shenmue on the Dreamcast and through studying haiku.
6) When I moved to Japan I made a decision not to start obsessing over all the flavours of Pocky… instead I started collecting Kit Kats.
7) My favourite Japanese song is Rouge no Dengon by Yumi Arai.
So now you know me a little better, here are 15 blogs with connections to Japan which I highly recommend checking out (in no particular order):
Sequins and Cherry Blossom
lovelycomplex: Nihon in London
Rosa in Bloggerland
Emily Loves Japan
Jay Dee in Japan
Sophie’s Japan Blog
A Modern Girl
Atsuko & Joe
Get beneath the surface (InsideJapan Tours)
Loco in Yokohama
Surviving in Japan (without much Japanese)
Life to Reset
Find more blogs and websites which I recommend on my links page.
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