I’ve been a contributor at TaikenJapan for about eight months now; they’re a great website filled with articles about people’s experiences in Japan, including festivals, foods and guides. It’s an excellent site for people interested in or living in Japan, because they specialise in personal experiences and opinions. They’re a great website to write for because you can contribute when you want, you have a fair amount of artistic freedom, and if you’re contributing to the site, write about whatever you want. My newest article is about the Suwako Half-Marathon Experience, Nagano in October. Here are some example titles to give you an idea of what they’re looking for.
- Ten Foods You Have to Try When You’re in Japan. Soba noodles, sushi, and everything else in between.
Questions You’re Likely to be Asked if You’re a Foreigner in Japan. Ever been asked your relationship status or blood type by a total stranger?
- Sake Tasting Festival in Suwa, Nagano. Pay a flat fee, get unlimited sake!How to Teach English in Japan. For those interested in ALT or Eikaiwa teaching positions.
- Five Fun Places to Visit Around Tokyo. For those in Tokyo who are looking for a day trip outside (but close to) the busy metropolis.
- A Guide to Tokyo’s Subway System. For those travelling on Tokyo’s excellent metro.If you’re living in Japan, have a Japanese bank account and you’re interested in writing about your experiences, why not apply for a freelance writing position with them? You can write as much or as little as you like, and you get compensated for your articles.