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These blogs cover a variety of aspects of Japanese studies and news. Both Japanese- and English-language blogs are included, academic and popular, by a variety of writers. Also filed here are some online magazines. Some major services for Japanese blogs are:
Otaku Lounge is a blog that focuses on anime and other forms of Japanese pop culture. Its posts aim to be easily understood by both anime veterans and new viewers to the medium alike, and to encourage open discussion by its audience.
ko-e magazine is a bilingual literary and visual arts journal. It comes out every two months in Kyushu and Kanto and aims to serve internationally-minded readers, both Japanese and expats alike, with sophisticated, stimulating and illuminating content. Bilingual content such as interviews and essays are available online.
In addition to providing research notes, this blog will accumulate a scholarly bibliography of works that analyze, catalog, or reprint picture postcards as sources of history and social analysis, as well as related material from the history of photography and art. It publicizes relevant digital repositories of postcards, photographs, and other visual materials related to Japanese Imperial History.
On literature, contemporary and historical, as well as manga.