Year 3 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 Year2 here. Year 4 here.


News:
Yes, I'm still living in Japan, but I've largely been outside of the areas directly affected by the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima reactor explosion. So, I don't have any photos to exhibit of the damage that the country has suffered. All that I can offer is the entry on the earthquake as felt in Tokyo, in the Life in Japan section.

July 16, 2011 - Added June article links and ended Year 3 listings.
July 17, 2010 - Started up Year 3.


Manga and Manga Reviews
Ax Anthology, Vol. 21, Vol. 47Tokiwa Playback, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Mitsuru Adachi 40th Anniversary 
Review: Mugen ShinshiExhibit: Yanase Takashi
Translation: Mugen Shinshi and Neji OtokoExhibit: 2001-Kuniko Tsurita&Shouhei Kusunoki
Commentary: Seinen CombatExhibit: Kazuo Kamimura
Commentary: Garo in Retrospect 
Commentary: Are You Alice?Review: Yuukoku no Rasputin, vol. 1
Commentary: March Story and Defence DevilReview: Take the B Studio Complete
2011 Osamu Tezuka Award WinnersReview: Chaste Maria, vol. 1
 Review: Weekly Masayuki Ishikawa
Review: Moyashimon: vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3Review: Tintin compared to Shin-Takarajima
Review: Moyashimon: vol. 4, vol. 5, vol. 6Review: Gantz
Review: Moyashimon: vol. 7, vol. 8, vol. 9Review: A Bride's Story: vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3
Review: Moyashimon: vol. 10 
Review: Moyashimon: Picture BooksReview: Geobreeders: vol. 01, vol. 02
Moyashimon: Edge scansReview: Geobreeders: vol. 03, vol. 04
 Review: Geobreeders: vol. 05, vol. 06
Comment on: Ultra Jump magazineReview: Geobreeders: Atomic Attack
Comment on: Big Comic magazineReview: Geobreeders: vol. 07, vol. 08
Comment on: Young King Ours and Sunday GXReview: Geobreeders: vol. 09, vol. 10
Comment on: Weekly Shonen SundayReview: Geobreeders: vol. 11, vol. 12
Comment on: Young Animal, Young King, Young MagazineReview: Geobreeders: vol. 13, vol. 14
Comment on: GanganReview: Geobreeders: vol. 15, vol. 16
 Summary: Geobreeders: The OAVs
 Interview with Itou
  


Garo Magazine Reviews
1966Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1967Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1968Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1969Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1970Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1971Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1988Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1989 
1990Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
 Special Issues
1967Kamui
1968 
1969Yuu Takita, Shinji Nagashima, Susumu Katsumata
1970Seiichi Hayashi,Ryouichi Ikegami,Kuniko Tsurita
  


Anime
Article: Brutus Article on GhibliTAC: Pokemon, Black & White
 TAC: Gundam 00
Event: God Eater EventTAC: Osamu Moet Moso
Event: Phantasy Star Portable Promo TAC: Omae Umasou dayo
Event: Tokyo Internation Anime FestivalTAC: Studio 4C
Event: Dengeki Magazine PromoTAC: Bakemono Monogatari
Event: Dream ClubTAC: Yona Yona Penguin
Event: E-Book SummitTAC: TAC Chronicle
 TAC: Window Banners
Exhibit: Mamoru OshiiTAC: Closed for Good?
Exhibit: Gegege at Matsuya, ReviewTAC: TAF 10th Anniversary
Exhibit: Shigeru Mizuki at Yumebi 
Exhibit: Everyone's Sazae-sanSAM: Heroes of Tokiwa Manor
Exhibit: Mitaka and Suginami Anime Fests, 2011  
 RIP: Satoshi Kon
Museum: FFF Museum, Countdown Board 
Museum: FFF Museum Photo ProgressNerima City Map
 Bakemono Monogatari ads
TV: Jump Bang TV Anime Info Show  
TV: Fall, 2010, TV Anime CommentsStamps: Rose of Versailles
TV: Winter, 2011, TV Anime Comments , ReviewsStamps: One Piece
  
Finding Anime & Manga in Kagoshima 
Japan Tourist Bureau Map of Anime Sites 
  


Living in Japan
Taking the JLPTReshaping eyeglass lenses
JLPT ResultsNew Year's Postcards
Taking the JLPT (again)Akihabara re-opens its Streets
 Tokyo's first real snow of 2011
Chinese New Year in Yokohama Earthquake, Tokyo, March 11, 2011
Noise Sensor 
  


Build-It-Yourself Kits (Reviews)

Gakken Kits

Other

Japanino & AurorariumBaby, Please Kill Me
Lunar Clock, Explanation ofMarble Machines
Japanino, LCD Shield & 2D accelerometerDoyusha Da Vinci Series - Catapult
Tilt Meter w/ Animated GuyRevoltech Mothra
"Dead River Builder"Switch Science
Understanding Gakken's WebpageMarutsu Store
Edo Clock w/ JapaninoMitsubishi-Fuso Paper Crafts Page
Akari Origami LampChristmas Tree, 1
Self-made Akari LanternChristmas Tree, 2
Self-made AurorariumGyroscope, Celes & Turbulance , Celes in B&W
8x8 Bi-color LED MatrixPlastic Celes, Earthen, Twisted Celes
Animaris Ordis Parvus One Piece Merry paper boat
Entompter and OrnithopterRobo Xero kit, and Vstone Marathon
 Links to Papercraft Sites
 Hologram Checker
  


Culture
Sake: Fussa Sake BreweryBallerina Asuka
Sake: Refillable ShochuUltra Heroes Meet-up
Sake: Shiso Shochu, Full ListDominos - One Piece Tie-in Campaign
Sake: Oi! Ryouma BeerAstroboy for the 2012 World Cup
Sake: Moe Sake EventMore Itasha
Sake: Preston Beer Event Akiba Advertising Photos
Food: Japanese Ice CreamBar Knuckle Sandwich
Food: Hard Black CoffeeSkytree Progress, Nov. 2010
Food: Hotcake ShakesTokyo Skyline, Nov. 2010
Food: Basara RamenSorakara-chan
Food: Fanta BandShowa Kinen Park
Food: Lupin III/Roots Coffee 2, Part 2Ginko
Food: Gabunomi Cola FloatChofu Kitaro Walk #2
Food: Crunkyball NudeBike Vending Machines
Food: Umasou BiscuitsBan Ban Pachinko Parlor
Food: Ojaru-maru CandiesDrunk Bonnenkai
Food: Shin-mimi PromoWall Ads, 1
Food: Ginnan Year of the Rabbit
Food: Kitaro Gift Shop Snacks Keroro Gunso Manner
Food: Big Boy Moyashimon Origami
Food: Monster Hunter 3 & Potato/Cheese Drinks Anime ads
Food: One Piece & Pepsi Tie-inBanner Ads
Food: Snoopy & Pepsi Tie-In, Conan & 7-11Cute Fare Adjustment
Food: Kitkat - Aloe, Mixed FruitThree Sisters
Food: Soy Sauce Kitkats Evangelion-themed Pachinko Parlor
Insect CoilsMoe Car Wash
Kawasaki catsLuigi Squeeze
CaramelldansenGundam Bear Cellphone Strap
HS of the Dead BusTama Zoo
Daimajin Kanon DVDOrigami Toothpick Holder
HP RyoumaRelay 2011
Bruce Lee Keitai StrapsPolitical Candidate in Tokyo
Pokemon Movie PostersBoxxing
NorufinLego Educational Center
Patio YourselfRiver Martins and Junkyard Chickens
Red-Bud CelesTravel Promotions
Scared ChildUmbrellas and Keychains
Swollen RiverGo Nagai Cell phone strap
SunriseThird Year Wrap-up
  


Japan Travel
Izumi, KyushuSaigo Park, Kagoshima
Kyushu Samurai ResidencesKagoshima Airport, Kyushu
Orange Line Galaxy Express 999Praha&Gen Shochu Brewery
Kagoshima: Kenmin Walk 1, 2, 3Airport to Kareigawa Station Walk: 1, 2, 3
Tachibanakami Bus Ride: 1, 2Kareigawa Train Ride
Final Photos from Kagoshima AiportKagoshima: Sites related to Takamori Saigo
Coming to Kagoshima CityKagoshima: Museums and Galleries: Part 1, Part 2
Kagoshima OverviewKagoshima Walking Tours: 1, 2, 3
Kagoshima: Terukuni Shrine and Tanshoen GardenKagoshima: Kagoshima History Road
Kagoshima: SenganenKagoshima: Tenmonkan
Kagoshima: Sakurajima Ferry RideKagoshima: Tenpozan
Kagoshima; Kotsuki RiverwalkKagoshima: International Exchange Center
Kagoshima: Art GuidesKagoshima Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
GoinoMemorial to Shunkan
  


Non-Japan Related Articles
The Avengers MovieIrish Lassi
Scary-go-round Shirts