I thought the Japan Blog Matsuri was such a good idea, I signed up to host September’s issue. Ok, I had a little trouble figuring this out so here’s what it’s all about. I pick a topic related to Japan and you guys write a blog post about the topic and send me a link by the 20th of September. On the 24th of September, I will post another blog post with links to all your guy’s blog posts on the topic (unless it sucks, ha ha just kidding… kinda). The idea is to increase cross pollination of linkage in the Japan blogosphere in a Web 2.0… 3.0… no! 4.11 Ultimate Professional Edition fashion. Basically, it’s a way for me to get some interesting posts on the topic of my choosing. Last month’s topic was on “Impressions of Tokyo” hosted by Shane on the Tokyo Traveler. The little widget on the left will also show you all the past entries and a link to submit your blog post to me.
This month’s topic is on “The Language of Japan” or 「ニッポンの言葉」 and I made it “nippon” just to make it sounder cooler and more official. Of course, it was going to be language-related! While I’d like to hear about the Japanese language and your experiences with it in particular, you can write about any topic as long as it’s related to languages in Japan.
If you have a topic you’d like to discuss, send Nick a message to sign up to be the next host. Thanks Nick for starting this back up again!
By the way, 「祭り」 or 「祭」 is “festival” if you didn’t know already. Not to be confused with similar Kanji in words such as 「警察」、「摩擦」 and 「国際」. Have fun!