A Local Perspective on Life in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Welcome to TsukuBlog!

I don’t know if this will catch on or not, but I wondered if anyone out there might be interested in starting a community blog.

Topics for blogging could include restaurant reviews, sightseeing spots, something interesting you learned about Tsukuba, Japanese language tips (or questions), comments about your life in Tsukuba, announcements of events, recommendations of things to do, etc. Basically anything is okay, as long as it has some (at least remote) connection to Tsukuba and it is not offensive. (And I guess since I am starting up this blog, I get to decide what is offensive.)

Rather than starting with a bunch of rules, I thought I would just invite people to join, and see what happens. (Am I crazy to think that this will work?)

If you are interested in joining in as a blogger, please let me know. I will add you to the blog as a member and you will then be able to post whenever you like.


  • Dan says:

    Good idea … mebbie. I’ve been a Tsukuba resident for about 18 years (including my 4 purgatory years in Tsuchiura/Aichi and the Fats and Tats US of A) and know a thing or two (much of it top secret, sorry). Hey! Tsukuba is my home! Things to love and things to not love. As they say, everybody has to be somewhere. I think I’ve chosen heaven on earth!

  • Kaiser says:

    it’s a great idea and hope every one love to exchange the informations and ideas. Any foreigner living in Tsukuba, or I say in Japan will love to be a part of this BLOG. Ibaraki is a prefecture (or in easy words INAKA) but lot of things to be discussed. As far as I think, we have lot of things to talk and exchange….
    Good luck


  • Shaney says:

    Thank you very much for your comments! I hope TsukuBlog will grow into a useful resource for the community.

  • Lua Alvher says:

    HI Shaney, greetings from Tokyo, I really encourage all your effort to share the internet technology and invite us to participate and share the hidden Japan, specially for the new comers, I would like to participate here with all of you with the info about general events and cultural events even not in Tsukuba, but interesting for all Tsuku-ppl!
    Cheers, Coco

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