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


News:
July 17, 2010 - Finalized Year 2 and started up the listing for Year 3.


Manga and Manga Reviews
Review: Sazae-san (Vol. 1)News: Crayon Shin-chan Creator Died
Review: MAR, MAR Omega, MiXiM 
Review: Cross GameMuseum: Authentic Account: Shonen Manga
Review: Gin Tama, World God Only KnowsMuseum: Heroes of Tokiwa Manor, Stamp Rally
Review: Kuru Kuru KurinMuseum: Saitama Manga Museum
Review: Kyofu ShimbunMuseum: Yuichi Yokoyama Exhibit
Review: Konnichiwa SenseiMuseum: Macoto Exhibit
Review: Black Humor 
Review: Kurayami GodanGallery: Katsudi Matsumoto
Review: HotelGallery: GoFA
Review: Esper Mami 
Review: Genshiken, Welcome to NHKLibrary: Naiki Contemporary Manga Collection
Review: Shin TakarajimaLibrary: Yoshihiro Yonezawa Subculture Library
Review: Yoshiharu Tsuge Early Works, Vol. 1Index into Manga History
Review: Neji-Shiki, Aho-ShikiThe Members of Tokiwa Manor
Review: Wild 7Tezuka's Shout-Out to his Friends
Review: Golgo 13Article on daughters of Tezuka and Akatsuka
Review: Gegege no Kitaro / Hakaba KitaroBilly Bat Advertising
Review: Tetsujin 28-goCommentary on 20th Century Boys
Review: Bartender 
Review: TravelInterview: Tetsuya Chiba
  
 Manga no Shimbun
  


Manga History Series
Introduction to threadGekiga and the Advent of Garo Magazine; Tezuka Copies with COM
Manga, from Ukiyo-e to Girl's MagazinesGaro vs COM: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Shojo no Tomo, and 10 Illustrators to Start WithRakuten Kitazawa
Fan Filters / Kiichi OkamotoKamishibai, Hanga and illustrated books
Koji Fukiya / Takei Takeo / Yumeji TakehisaIppei Okamoto
Kobayashi Kaichi / Masao Katou / Shigeru HatsuyamaHokusai Manga
Shigeru Sudou / Sentarou Iwata / Katsudi MatsumotoShigeru Sugiura, Macoto and Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Hidetsune Kobayashi / Jun'ichi Nakahara and Soleil 
Manga as Political Commentary - Rakuten Kitazawa and Ippei Okamoto300 Years of Manga, Part 1, Part 2
Kyoto Manga Museum Collection (Nipponchi, Shonen Puck, Kodomo Puck)Birth of a Million Seller: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Recap and Weekly Magazines of the 50's and 60's 
Suihou Tagawa and Norakuro 
Kenichi Katou, from Shonen Club to Shonen Magazine 
  


Novels and Movies
Edogawa Rampo: HouseReview: Sakyo Komatsu: Japan Sinks
Review: Haruki Murakami: Kafka by the Shore, Norwegian WoodReview: Ryoma Sakamoto
  


Anime
Museum: Suginami Animation Museum (SAM)Food: Tie-in Products
Museum: SAM - Gegege no KitaroFood: Ultraman Cider
Museum: 30 Years of Mecha Design 
Museum: Shonen Sunday/Shonen Magazine DNAGoods: Gegege no Kitaro Shop
Museum: Anime Showing Oct. 30 at NFCGoods: Fujio F Fujiko Catalog
Museum: Akatsuka Fujio, in OumeGoods: DBZ figures with cola
Museum: Norakuro Manga MuseumGoods: Gundam with noodles
Museum: Yoshihiro Yonezawa Subculture LibraryGoods: Kogado Software Sale
Museum: Saitama Manga MuseumGoods: Lupin Station
Museum: Taro Okamoto MuseumGoods: Temporary Macross Shop
  
Gallery: Tokyo Anime Center (TAC)Stamps: Full Metal Alchemist
Gallery: Amano GalaxyStamps: Keroro Gunso
Gallery: Fujio Akatsuka Exhibit in Ginza 
Gallery: GAoh! / Kazuo Umezu (RIP)TAC: Pokemon Exhibit
Gallery: Shojo no Tomo ExhibitTAC: Duel Masters
Gallery: Toei StudiosTAC: Ranga Murata
Gallery: Sunrise Studio Office, in KamiigusaTAC: Space Battleship Yamato
Gallery: GoFATAC: Professor Layton
 TAC: Kamen Rider - Spirits
NFC: Noburo Ofuji film retrospectiveTAC: Tenhiro Nauto
 TAC: Summer Wars
Showing Schedules as of MayTAC: Lupin III
Mantanbroad Anime News SupplementTAC: Robot Girls
Entamatsuri: Part 1, Part 2TAC: Bungaku Shojo
Ultra Jump AnniversaryTAC: Inazuma Eleven
Evangelion and Docomo 2TAC: Hanamaru
Which Witch? 
62nd Locarno Film FestivalSightseeing: Heroes of Tokiwa Manor Stamp Rally
Gundam and Kamiigusa RallySightseeing: Norakuro Street
Legend of KoizumiSightseeing: Tezuka Mural in Takadanobaba
Yattaman DVD & TheaterSightseeing: Gundam Statue in Kamiigusa
Gundam Cafe, Gundam-yakiSightseeing: Galaxy Express 999 in Nerima
 Sightseeing: Kameari Statue in Kameari Koen
 Sightseeing: Ultra Machi: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
 Sightseeing: Japan Anime Tourism Guide
  


Living in Japan
Alcohol: Suntory Brewery TourFalling off a bike
Alcohol: Sake Plaza, Meishu CenterThe Secret to Service (Jitensha Pop)
Alcohol: Sake Plaza Tasting ListInternet Cafes
Alcohol: Japan Times Sake DinnerTokyo Sky Tree
Alcohol: Kawanishi-ya Brewery TourTrain Timetables
  


Build-It-Yourself Kits (Reviews)
Gakken KitsOther Kits
Bird Organ and Wind GeneratorGundam "gunpla #2"
GMC-4 Paper Tape ReaderNisshin Gundam Noodles Kit
Poulsen Wire Recorder 
Edo-era Spark GeneratorHachette: 3D Puzzle #118
Twin Reflex Lens CameraHachette: 3D Puzzle #119
Mini Electric GuitarHachette: 3D Puzzle #120
1 Vacuum Tube AM RadioHachette: 3D Puzzle #122
8-bit Microcontroller (Tutorial)Hachette: 3D Puzzle #124
Aurorarium 
Gakken and TrickHello Kitty Devil and Angel
 Gingatsushin - radio kits
 Kotatsu Cat
  


Culture
Food Delivery CartJapanzine
Coffees and SnacksGolgo 13 with cat ears
Akihabara Fire DepartmentBuilding Teardown
Coffee JelliesEntering train station for free
Secret Service Car SightingOn-location Filming in Akihabara
Chindonya, AgainPet Shower
Seed from SpaceLines on a rock
JOWS (soccer)Watchme TV
ItashaJika-Tabi
Be a JR Station EmployeeTaiko
Keitei Battle GameRailway Graffiti
Monster Hunter 3 game releaseFlock of Turtles
Navigating JapanCar Parking and Itasha
Humanoid Warning Rail SignsBleach, It's, Antiques and Junk
Pull Cart in AkihabaraEscalator Story
Praying MantisNihon-ga and Shojo Covers
Anatomy for Manga FansNodome Cantabile Chips
CaterpillarAnime-related Poster Ads
Gegege no Kitaro DisplayBurger King chips, Monster Hunter 3 chips
Dogs and Cats pet shopGundam DVD, Poster Ads
Beckoning DuckTetsujin 28-go and Docomo
Moth to a FlameSoftware Industrial Photos
World Heritage Sites Using LegosLove Mode Ginger Ale
Little Big SightCat Street, Gotokuji
Impressive Origami DisplayAnime posters (Billy Bat vol. 3)
Usagi Street BannerCat Zen
Attempt at Underage DrinkingHanami 2010
Iron Chef Pachinko MachineDuck Chips
LoopsFuwamaru Cheese Chips
Bus advertising Ys 7 gameMisc. Rubber Stamps
Mane Internet CafeClash of the Titans ad
Truck advertising Kamen Rider gameGundam Cafe
Pork RestaurantSD Gundam Video Game Launch
Azuki Pepsi and Mango KitKatsRandom Akiba Ads
Insect HusksWaseda Building
More Kitkat FlavorsTokyo Buildings: 1, 2
Gundam cake, Match CollectionKitaro in Chofu 2
Cookie Tart KitkatsGegege no Nyobo TV drama
Salt and Tobacco MuseumAlsok and Astroboy
Gundam Tree, Left4Dead, Harry Potter DVDYume-ya
Japan Football MuseumLooking for maid cafes in Yokohama
Revenge of the Fallen, FF XIIIMore Photos of Yokohama
Keirin Grand Prix, 2009Yokohama relay tower
Nengajo, 2010Alice Wonder Garden
McDonald's Texas BurgerGame Festa
McDonald's Hawaiian BurgerTrain Banner Ads
McDonald's California BurgerOpen Air Twisty Little Mazes
Burger King's Malaysian BurgerUltraman candies and Ryoma chips
Shin Kenger Christmas BootGlico Zoo
Doraemon for 110, for Coco'sPepsi Baobab, Evangelion Curry
Snow Day"Major" Family Sports Day
Bar LupinGundam Air, Yokai Fund, Noh
Lupin 3 ad, Lights, Window BoxesDiscover Hirosaki
Lupin Roots, Wallpaper, FigureBanana and Green Tea Kitkats
Giant ThreadLosing umbrellas
Happy SetsubunManhole Covers
  


Events
Akiba Green Festival: Part 1, Part 2Ultra Jump 10th Anniversary
Genome Project, 2009Creator's Fair at GAoh!
JAM, 2009UDX Natsu Matsuri
Entamatsuri: Part 1, Part 2 
  


Sightseeing
Tokyo: Edogawa Rampo HouseAdventure Japan guide magazine
Tokyo: Todai Museum 
Tokyo: Yushima Shrine AgainTakao: Trick Art Museum
Tokyo: Hongo Bunkyo MuseumTakao: Mikoromo Tower
Tokyo: Toy Kingdom at Tokyo DomeTakao: View from Tower
Tokyo: Toei StudiosTakao: Fuji from Takao-san
Tokyo: Galaxy Express 999 in NerimaTakao: Bridge Construction
Tokyo: Sunrise Studio OfficeTakao: Hachioji Castle Ruins
Tokyo: Gundam Statue in KamiigusaTakao: Musashi Mausoleums
Tokyo: Norakuro StreetTakao: Checkpoint
Tokyo: Norakuro Manga Museum 
Tokyo: Katsudi Matsumoto GalleryOume: Intro
Tokyo: Tezuka Mural in TakadanobabaOume: Retro Movie Posters
Tokyo: Kochi Kameari StatueOume: Akatsuka Gallery
Tokyo: Origami Museum 
Tokyo: Salt and Tobacco MuseumKawasaki: TEPCO Electricity Museum
Tokyo: Taro Okamoto MuseumKawasaki: Toshiba Science Center
Tokyo: Ultra Town, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3Kawasaki: Art Museum
Tokyo: Yokoyama Taikan Nihon-ga Museum 
Tokyo: 77 Station Stamp RallyYokohama: 150
  
Chofu: Gegege no Kitaro Goods ShopSagamiko: Failed Trip to Fuji
Chofu: Jindai-jiSaitama: Saitama Manga Museum
Nambu Line: Along the NambuFuchinobe
  


Non-Japan Related Articles
OK Go VideoTakako Take CD
Laugh-in QuotesThe Avengers TV Show
Synth Music