April’s Japan Blog Matsuri


Japan Blog Matsuri

It’s my turn at the controls, and after an entertaining Fast Times in Japan hosted by freedomvw/THEGHOST. As a few people perhaps had trouble thinking about what to write, let’s try the opposite in April:

Slow Times in Japan

How do you kick back and relax? A favourite hiking spot, a quiet bar, bonsai? For those of you not in Japan, choose something Japan-related. Submit stories through the widget below or email me directly.

Just to spread the link love, here’s the entries from March again:

Billy at Tune In Tokyo offers up a interesting tale of being mistaken for trying to smuggle a little pot into the land of the raising sun.

Shane at The Nihon Sun shares a slightly painful experience of trying to talk a Japanese taxi driver into stopping at the right place.

Loco at Loco In Yokohama reveals an experience on the train involving some dirty pervert and a school girl.

McAlpine from the Soul of Japan shares with us all his love of being a bully to just about anyone. Even if they did nothing to him at all.

Nick over at the long countdown offers up a collection of off beat experiences he has had over the years in Japan.

John Turningpin at Mad Tokyo shares the oddity of a night out on the bar scene.

Kanmuri from Turning Iwatean had the pleasure of being asked Does this ramen have human flesh in it?

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  1. March 28, 2009 @ 23:33

    Slow times in Japan? That rules me out, my life is just full of thrills and spills. Far too busy, what with writing the Matsuri Wiki page ‘n all. 😉 Hehe.. I kid. I can do slow times. Count me in! 😀

  2. Billy said,
    March 28, 2009 @ 23:51

    Was there really only seven entries for March? There are tons of Japan blogs out there… I was expecting more. Count me in for April.

  3. Janne said,
    March 29, 2009 @ 00:14

    Just a question: does it have to be written for the blog carnival, or does it have to be posted after the call for entries?

  4. Ken Y-N said,
    March 29, 2009 @ 00:30

    Janne, any article written during April is fine, and older articles will probably be acceptable too. The more the merrier!

  5. March 29, 2009 @ 10:18

    Hmm … a subject I can write about! This should be a good opportunity to get back into blogging while simultaneously talking about a failed attempt at relaxing in a garden 😛

  6. March 29, 2009 @ 12:59

    sounds good, I’ll see what I can come up with.

  7. freedomwv said,
    April 9, 2009 @ 01:20

    Well, I can do fast times petty good. I am can also do slow times pretty good as well. I am willing to share how I relax and take it easy.

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