Reviving the Japan Blog Matsuri

I’ve been working behind the scenes with other members of JapanSoc to revive the old Japan Blog Matsuri. This is a monthly blog “carnival” where given a theme to write about, bloggers everywhere are invited to share their stories with everyone else. It’s a great opportunity to find new blogs and attract new readers to your own.

Organization and Announcements

The Japan Blog Matsuri Newsroom is where things are being organized, and I can now tell you that the first matsuri of the revival will be hosted in August at The Tokyo Traveler.

Shane has published a Japan Blog Matsuri announcement naming the theme and submission details, so if you’re interested, swing by her blog to learn more!


  1. Shane

    I just saw the goatee shot…not sure it’s you, but it’s different πŸ˜‰

    I can’t wait to see all of the great posts that kick off the new Japan Blog Matsuri. Thanks for being the man behind it all!

  2. Ken Y-N

    Hi Nick,

    Thanks for the revival! I’ve updated my page, as someone decided to Stumble it today, which was enough of a kick in the bum for me to get editing!

    • Nick Ramsay

      Thanks Ken! πŸ˜€

      I wonder if you can find a survey about “Tokyo first impressions”? I’m sure you’ll come up with something! πŸ˜‰