Geordie Japan’s 2012 Year In Review



Wow what a year, since launching on the 13th of March 2012 Geordie Japan has exploded far beyond what was ever expected of it. 2013 is set to be an exciting year for us but before we look to the future we should look back at the year that was 2012. In this review article you will find some interesting stats about the site and handily, for those of you who are new to the site, links to every article across the past year.



Stats review

2012 Map

As of today, the 1st of January 2013 we have recieved 13,762 visitors.
Unsurprisingly the country that visits the site the most is the U.K by a long way, and followed by the USA, Canada, Japan and Thailand.

The top searches that have lead people to our site are “Tadanoubu Asano”, “Pocky”, “Mochi”, “Pocari Sweat” and “Geordie Japan”

Our Japanese Map Of Newcastle has also proved popular.


This Years Articles

We’ve written about lots this year, you can find them all  in alphabetical order below, split into two sections, culture and history. This years events can be found below that.



A Quick Guide To Toon’s Asian Supermarkets (This needs to, and will be updated soon)


A Trip To Tynemouth, A Manga Set In Tynemouth And Cullercoats In The Subject Of Our Most Talked About Article Of 2012

Daifuku & Mochi

Do They Celebrate Halloween In Japan?

Durham Oriental Museum Review 

Durham Museum Break In

Geordie Japan Featured In Wor Diary

Ghost In The Shell (20 Facts Series)

Godzilla (20 Facts Series)

Guide To Buying Anime In Newcastle

Guide To Buying Manga In Newcastle

Guide To Buying Takeaway Sushi in Newcastle

Happy Halloween!

How Do You Say ‘Merry Christmas’ In Japanese?

Japan, Olympic Football 2012 & Newcastle

Japanese Christmas Music

Japanese Horror Films

How To Be Kawaii (In Toon)


Language Lesson: I’m From Newcastle

Japan Football 1

Newcastle Hosted Japan Vs Morocco In Olympic Football In 2012

Maneki-neko Lucky Cats

Mongol & Tadanobu Asano

Olympic Football: Japan Vs Morocco

Olympic Football In Newcastle Results

Pocari Sweat



Quick Guide To Asian Toys In Toon


The Ring (20 Facts Series)


Sakura Cherry Blossom

Shiseido Cosmetics 

Tea Pots

Tea Sutra Is One Of Newcastle Most Beloved Japanese Interest Locations!

Shonen Knife (20 Facts Series)

Shonen Knife Photos From The Cluny

St. Sushi Resturaunt

Studio Ghibli: A Trip To Tynemouth (Our Most Socially Active Article)

Studio Ghibli: A Trip To Tynemouth 2 

Tea Sutra

Ten Thousand Visitors!

Travelling Man





Admrial Togo’s Visit To Newcastle Is An Important One In Geordie-Japanese History


Admiral Togo Pays Tribute To Newcastle’s Shipyards

Toon & Tōon

The Iwakura Mission

Visit Your Local Samurai






Whats Been Going On This Year?



Shonen Knife Rocked Newcastle In 2012

Guitar Wolf

Ikue Mori & Maja S.K.Ratkje

Shonen Knife



Free Origami Workshop

Late Shows & Origami

Origami Rules






The Ever Popular Spirited Away Was Screened In Whitley Bay Lighthouse In 2012

Battle Royale

Eat The Kimono

Ghost In The Shell


King Kong Vs Godzilla



The Ring

Sans Soleil

Godzilla in Newcastle

Godzilla Terrorized Newcastle Twice In 2012

Somi – The Tawkwon-do Woman

Spirited Away


Anime Attacks

Gateshead Central Library Japanese Festival

Harajuku Club Night

Lecture: Teikyo University Now and in the Future



So Happy New Year to all our readers, there are some exciting things in the works for 2013 so please keep checking Geordie Japan!



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