LOVE JAPAN MAGAZINE WAS CREATED BY FANS, FOR FANS OF JAPANESE CULTURE  

Put together by a small creative team from London in the UK, all of whom have travelled around Japan, we offer a fusion of East meets West. 

Our Contributors

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

We also support talented writers, photographers, artists, designers, small business owners, and other creatives, giving them a platform to share their passion for Japan.

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, we have it covered. 

The Magazine

Read the magazine here.  It's also available to purchase.  We have plans to release another print issue, so watch this space!


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 Japanese and alternative lifestyle and fashion.  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 Japanese and alternative lifestyle and fashion.  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.  A big fan of 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.  A big fan of 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 and online features editor for Love Japan. A big fan of 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 and online features editor for Love Japan. A big fan of 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 studying for a BA in Media and Cultural Studies.  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 studying for a BA in Media and Cultural Studies.  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.

 

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 content for our blog and social media including:

  • Creative people, brands and businesses to interview
  • Japanese events to attend and review (in and around London)
  • People who want to share a Japanese travel story or experience

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