Year 1 Index For The Three Steps Over Japan Blog
- An Otaku's Guide to Living and Working in Japan
- You can find Year 2 here and Year 3 here.


News:
July 31, 2009 - Closed out this listing, and started up Year 2.


Manga
What Makes a Good MangaWriters: Edogawa Ranpo
Cost of MangaWriters: Toshiko Ueda
Reading Manga on the Trains, Part 2, Part 3Writers: Tori Miki, In Person
2008 Kyoto Manga Summit AnnouncementWriters: Tezuka, Shin-Takarajima reprint
Buying Manga in Akihabara 
 Mention: Kochikame and Agnes Lum
Shonen Sunday and Magajin Postage Stamps 
 Translated Manga: Frozen Food Agent
 Translated Manga: The Silver Anchor, ch. 20
 Translated Manga: 2 chapters from Kochi Kame, vol. 159
  


Manga Reviews
Elfen Lied and Liar GameEureka Seven, Deadman's Wonderland
Onikiri JyuzoUzumaki, Gyo
Neuro, Lucu Lucu, Franken Fran, Ludwig KakumeiRave, Fairy Tail
Dai Hon-yaAir Gear, Tenjho Tenge
Soul Eater, Cat StreetParasyte, Historie
The Silver AnchorD.Grey-Man, Code: Breaker
Ryoko Case Files, Mushishi, KOR, AliveElement Girls
07 Ghost, TogariPluto
Magic Kaito, Yaiba, Meitantei KonanTsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, xxxHolic
666 Satan (O-Parts Hunter), ClaymoreBleach and Naruto
  


Novels and Movies
Review: Edogawa Rampo: Tales of Imagination and MysteryMovie: K-20 - Kaijin 20 Mensoden
Review: Miyuki Miyabe: All She Was WorthMovie: Akuma no Temari-Uta
Review: Edogawa Rampo: The Black Lizard and Beast in the ShadowsCommentary: Impact of Edogawa Rampo on Japanese Mystery Writing
Review: Okamoto Kido: The Curious Casebook of Inspector HanshichiCommentary: Exporting Japanese IP
  


Anime
TV: Assessment of Anime & Radio (July, 2008)Event: Metoropori-chan V Live Event, 2008
TV: Tokyo Anime Schedule, Summer 2008Event: Gegege Kitaro Maid Dance Event, 2008
TV: End of TV Schedule Summer 2008Event: Macross 25th Anniversary Launch, 2009
 Event: Pokemon Promoting Hitachi Appliances
Finding: A Guide to IkebukuroEvent: Cosmode (Cosplay Event)
Finding: A Guide to NakanoEvent: Ponyo on the Cliff DVD event
  
Movie: Ponyo, Sky CrawlersPlaces: Lucky Wing Cycle Shop
Movie: Hyper Visua DollPlaces: Heidi Club (RIP)
 Places: Gegege Kotaro Street in Chofu
Review: PonyoPlaces: Ultra-man Theme Street
Review: Fuichin-sanPlaces: Sazae-san Theme Street
 Places: Industry Guidebook Links
Museum: Suginami Animation Museum 
Museum: Sazae-san MuseumTAC: K-tai Agent 7
 TAC: Cyborg 009
People: Goro MiyazakiTAC: Tenchi Muyou
People: Osamu Tezuka Birthday TributeTAC: Gundam
 Toys: Gundam Speaker from UFO Catcher
Studio: Fan WorksToys: Gundam Alarm Clock
Studio: Ekura Animal, NengajoToys: Evangelion Docomo Phones
  
Exhibit: Bome and Hell Girl Exhibits, 2008Music: The Pillows (FLCL)
Exhibit: Amano Yoshitaka's "Cosmos" Exhibit, 2009Music: Scandal (Bleach)
  


Living in Japan
Preparing to Come to JapanFood: Okonomyaki, Takoyaki
Living in JapanFood: Curry, Odango
Job Hunting: Intro, Networking and MeishiFood: Coffee
Job Hunting: Job Sites, Age and GenderFood: Frozen Juice
Job Hunting: English TeachingFood: Pocket Sandwiches
Bringing Electronics to JapanFood: Matsutake, Himono
Sending Packages to JapanFood: The Food Tastes Better Here
Listening to Radio, Station Names 
Tokyo SummersSunscreen
Radio Land, AkihabaraTolerance, Intolerance 1, 2, 3
Importance of ListeningNoise
Stalled TrainsMaturing, Part 2
Natural Threats (Hurricanes, Earthquakes)Losing my Backpack
Politics and Anime Stock PricesNo Peeing
Dry Ice in Grocery StoresTravel Spot Ideas
Information Overload 
Mangled Train PassesPeople: Agnes Lum
Firing vs Salary Cuts 
Stories: Riding the Train Part 1, Part 2, Part 3Robots: Ema
 Photos: Fuji-san from Tokyo
TSOJ Youtube VideosCycling Tokyo: 1, 2, 3, 4
TV: Pitagora SwitchAkihabara Memorial
TV: Beijing Summer OlympicsOto Matsuri (Music Festival, Akihabara)
  


Build-It-Yourself Kits (Reviews)
Gakken KitsOther
Clock and MotorDeAgostini: Solar System Model
Planetarium and Spy KitList of Companies Selling Kits
Stirling Motor and Galileo Telescope 
Theremin and Putt Putt BoatImawano Obit
Kaleidoscope and Wind-Up DollPeople List from Vol. 1 of Gakken Mook
Stereo Camera and Phonograph 
Projector and Newton Telescope (Movie) 
SX-150 Synth, Keyboard 
GMC-4 Microcomputer 
  


Culture
Bicycles, A StoryRamen Home Delivery
Horror StoriesGiant Robo Sanders
Obon YasumiAkiba Mikoshi
Goth LoliANA Flight Attendant Figures
Semi (Cicada)Boxing Gym
Shinsengumi and Theme CafesDragon Ball Figures
Wearing a CatAkihabara Street Worker
Itasha, Oretachi no TaroLawson and Evangelion
Tezuka GeneTintin Shop
Hyper Visua Doll MovieOh! Powerful Soda
Fuji-san in the Japanese PyscheMOS Donut Burger
NengajoFunny Photo 1
ChindonyaAm Flat
SetsubunPigeon Man
Love Hige GirlsLucky Wing Cycle Shop
Valentine's DayKamikara (Paper Cutout Book)
TobaccoHomeless Camp Sites
Hina Matsuri (Girl's Day)Croquet Golf
Jack Bauer and PachinkoAnti-crime Eyes
Hanami, More Hanami, AftermathAkihabara Moon
Sky CarpDrug Honey
Egg Vending MachinesMin-kuru
Fuchuu MarketDragon Ball Kai Chicken
Magazine, Rice and Egg Vending MachinesAir-con
Yodobashi Logo, Part 2Recycling Cans
Shinjuku Monster (From Docomo TV ad)Kappa Sake
MaidsStone Sculpture
  


Events
CoFesta 2008Amano Yoshitaka's "Cosmos" Exhibit
DC Expo 2008Figma, Feb. 2009
Jam 2008Macross Launch, Part 1, 2, 3, 4
Enta-Matsuri 2008Relay 2009
SCAJ 2008 Coffee Trade ShowTokyo Anime Fair, Caramaru-Kun
Tezuka Gene101Tokyo 2009, Umezz
&H Free ConcertSony Acid Demo
Fudan Juku Free ConcertNamba Hirosuke Talk Night
Comiket 75Tezuka 80th Anniversary Exhibit
  


Learning Japanese
Why Learn, Resources for Learning, JLC School Day 1Thinking in Japanese: Intro, Tools, Kanji, Basics, Structure and Politeness, Frozen Food Agent
OishiiThinking in Japanese: Nitty Gritty, Names, Getting Started, Vagueness, Ii kara
Useful Japanese Learning Aides Links 
  


Sightseeing
Ikuta Ryokuchi Park, TokyoTamagawa Weir Bike Ride
Travel Spot IdeasMount Takao: Bike Ride: 1, 2, 3
Ikebukuro, TokyoMount Takao: Mikoromo Tower
Harajuku: Fashion and Crepes, Music and ActsSumida River
Nakano, TokyoOome
Sengakuji: Cemetery for the 47 RoninChristmas Lights: Shinjuku, Midtown
Castle Tintagel, TokyoSmall Shrines: 1
Tokyo: Riding the Odakyu to ShinjukuTakao City, Mt. Takao
Tokyo: Japanese Sword MuseumKyodo no Mori
Tokyo: Yasukuni DoriInteresting Place Names: 1
Sokendo Katana Exhibit and SaleKurayami Matsuri
Akihabara: Heidi Club Goods Shop and Cafe (RIP)Kanda Matsuri, Day 1, 2
Akihabara: Kanda Myojin, Yushima Shrine, RantMuseum: Suginami Anime Museum
Akihabara: Yushima RevisitedMuseum: Sazae-san Museum
Akihabara: In GeneralGodzilla at Toho Studios
Ochanomizu: Nicholai DoTheme Streets: Gegege Kotaro
Tokyo Shopping DistrictsTheme Streets: Ultra-man
Kanda: Quest for Unknown Tower, Used Book DistrictTheme Streets: Sazae-san
Kanda: Walking Tour 
Kanda: Yushima TenjinRyogoku
Shinjuku: Shinjuku Gyouen 
Setagaya Ward: Street, Shrine, JRA, Labo, Temple 
Setagaya Ward: Food Museum, Tram, Map 
  


Non-Japan Related Articles
PDQ BachCitizen Man
People I LikeWhat's Within Your Soul - Commentary
Dwight FryeThe Pyramid Art Project2, 3
What's Within Your Soul - Closed