What is Love Japan Magazine?

Put together by a small creative team all of whom have travelled around Japan, we offer a fusion of East meets West. Based in London, Love Japan has a strong focus on Japanese culture within the UK. We also love to interview creative people with a passion for the land of the rising sun.

From NHK World TV, Hyper Japan and The Japan Centre, to pop star May-J and author Michael Booth, Love Japan has worked with an eclectic range of well known Japanese businesses and personalities.  

The Blog

Our Blog is creative, contemporary and colourful, and filled with fun and interesting Japanese related topics.  From travel, food, fashion, and art, to interviews, events, and pop culture.  

The Print Magazine

Created as a bit of an experiment in 2015, to combine our love of Japan and design, we enjoyed every minute of putting this together.  Now our focus is solely online, but we may release another print issue in the future... Read the magazine here, this back issue is also available to purchase.  


Meet The Team

 Love Japan Magazine is Emily's brainchild, born out of a creative passion for design, photography, writing and Japanese culture.  As well as working for Love Japan, she is also a  freelance photographer  and journalist, with a specialism in pop culture.  She loves to collect Japanese art & design books and toy cameras, and is a prolific drinker of Japanese tea.   Favourite place in Japan : Philosopher's Path in Kyoto, for it's serene atmosphere and riverside cafes.

Love Japan Magazine is Emily's brainchild, born out of a creative passion for design, photography, writing and Japanese culture.  As well as working for Love Japan, she is also a freelance photographer and journalist, with a specialism in pop culture.  She loves to collect Japanese art & design books and toy cameras, and is a prolific drinker of Japanese tea.

Favourite place in Japan: Philosopher's Path in Kyoto, for it's serene atmosphere and riverside cafes.

 Emma is Love Japan's resident  graphic designer .  Having initially worked on the logo and branding, she is now on board with her editorial design expertise for Issue #2 and beyond.  A fan of ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock printing) and the Edo era, she loves Japan's culture and history, as well as a good ol' Ghibl film now and again!   Favourite place in Japan : Matsumoto castle; because Japanese architecture is uniquely beautiful, and Matsumoto castle is certainly no exception.

Emma is Love Japan's resident graphic designer.  Having initially worked on the logo and branding, she is now on board with her editorial design expertise for Issue #2 and beyond.  A fan of ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock printing) and the Edo era, she loves Japan's culture and history, as well as a good ol' Ghibl film now and again!

Favourite place in Japan: Matsumoto castle; because Japanese architecture is uniquely beautiful, and Matsumoto castle is certainly no exception.

 Ross is a feature writer and Sub Editor for Love Japan.  With a love for anime, manga and film, Ross spends his time hunting down the weird and whacky side of them all.  As a kid he was glued to one Nintendo console or another, so it's no surprise that he's now a professional games developer.  Pokemon is his favourite series of games, and he really, really wishes it were real...   Favourite place in Japan : Akihabara in Tokyo, for the awesome arcades and manga stores, as well as the best retro games shop he's ever visited; Super Potato.

Ross is a feature writer and Sub Editor for Love Japan.  With a love for anime, manga and film, Ross spends his time hunting down the weird and whacky side of them all.  As a kid he was glued to one Nintendo console or another, so it's no surprise that he's now a professional games developer.  Pokemon is his favourite series of games, and he really, really wishes it were real...

Favourite place in Japan: Akihabara in Tokyo, for the awesome arcades and manga stores, as well as the best retro games shop he's ever visited; Super Potato.

 
  Akai Tsuioku is a writer for Love Japan. She enjoys Japanese music, especially visual kei, she loves collecting merchandise including cheki (polaroid photos), towels, and t-shirts from her favourite bands, and even cosplays visual kei musicians. Having tried various Japanese fashions from kimono to street fashion, she is always excited to learn about or try new styles.      Favourite place in Japan : Shinjuku, for its many visual kei shops and well-known live venues

Akai Tsuioku is a writer for Love Japan. She enjoys Japanese music, especially visual kei, she loves collecting merchandise including cheki (polaroid photos), towels, and t-shirts from her favourite bands, and even cosplays visual kei musicians. Having tried various Japanese fashions from kimono to street fashion, she is always excited to learn about or try new styles. 

Favourite place in Japan: Shinjuku, for its many visual kei shops and well-known live venues

 Japanese fashion enthusiast Soleil is our events reporter.  A fan of pop culture conventions and Japanese matsuris (festivals) Soleil is always on the lookout for Japan inspired events to attend and report on.  Our busy bee is also a Media and Cultural Studies graduate.  She has an ever growing wig collection,  and loves gyoza and ramen (Japanese dumplings and noodles)   Favourite place in Japan : Harajuku, for the amazing street fashion.

Japanese fashion enthusiast Soleil is our events reporter.  A fan of pop culture conventions and Japanese matsuris (festivals) Soleil is always on the lookout for Japan inspired events to attend and report on.  Our busy bee is also a Media and Cultural Studies graduate.  She has an ever growing wig collection,  and loves gyoza and ramen (Japanese dumplings and noodles)

Favourite place in Japan: Harajuku, for the amazing street fashion.

 

Illustrations by Suriya Melissa


Get Involved

If you'd like to contribute to our blog or (or just want to say hi) please drop us an email at: hello@lovejapanmagazine.com. We're always on the look-out for people who want to share a Japanese travel story or experience.

Please note that we can't promote your brand or business if we haven't tried out your services, but we are more than happy to review products or experiences.


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