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Help make an MCM Midlands Comic Con video!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! If you’re a regular MCM expo¬†attendee, you might already have planned to go to the Midlands Comic Con, which is held at the Telford International Centre on Saturday 16 February. If not, here are a couple of highlights to … Continue reading

Calling all writers/aritsts!


Do you have something to say about Japan? Perhaps you are a Japan blogger, a novelist or an artist? Whoever you are, Sophie’s Japan Blog wants you! I’d love to see some varied content on the blog over the next few months. There’s plenty I don’t write about on Japan and, with my super new … Continue reading

Every cloud…


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! Or, why losing isn’t necessarily losing. If you’ve been keeping up with my ramblings on Twitter, you probably saw that I wasn’t selected for InsideJapan Tour’s Blog to Japan finals. Obviously, I was very disappointed, not only because I’d … Continue reading

WIN! Broken Blade with MVM Entertainment!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! Do you like your mecha anime? Then you’re in luck! The blog’s teamed up with the fabulous guys at MVM Entertainment to offer one lucky winner the chance to win the complete OVA series … Broken Blade! The Time … Continue reading

The beautiful thing about blogging…


A lot has happened since I began blogging last year. Perhaps the most surprising thing is the amount of people I have met. Who’d have thought that sitting in front of your computer would get you doing so much? As part of the blog’s birthday celebrations, I thought I’d share some of its highlights and … Continue reading

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

Britain’s Got Talent? : ‘Geisha’


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! I have a guilty confession to make. I’ve been watching Britain’s Got Talent. Usually, I avoid anything that has ‘reality TV’ written all over it and scowl when it clogs up my news feed on Twitter. However, due to … Continue reading

A special competition announcement!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! I think this is the first time I’ve posted twice in one week. Shocking! I’m posting this now so I can draw your undivided attention to this art competition I’m running. All details are in the video but I … Continue reading