The NagaZasshi is always looking for contributions from enthusiastic writers. Whether a review of a local restaurant/ attraction, an interesting story, or a commentary on life as a foreigner in Japan, we’d love to print your piece in our magazine. Before sending us an article, please read these guidelines. Then send your submission to (email address hidden - JavaScript is required).

Submitting Articles

  • Send your article within the body of an email as well as an attached Word or text document.
  • If you have a specific layout in mind, type your ideas in the email body and if you care to you may format the attached document to give designers an idea of your vision.
  • The email subject must include article category, title, submitter’s real name, i.e:
    [Category] – [Title] – [Full name] (e.g.: Culture – The Significance of Sakura – John Doe)
  • Any images or graphics to be included in your document must be attached separately (detailed below).
  • When submitting feedback on an article from a previous issue, the email should be titled as such:
    Feedback: [Issue#] – [Article Name]

Article Categories

(word limit about 400 words)

  • Lifestyle – columns, lists, book reviews, food/drink/restaurant reviews
  • Arts & Entertainment – music, games, movies, events, etc
  • Culture – Topics dealing with life in Japan, Japanese customs, etc
  • Language Study – Japanese and English study guides and tips
  • Travel & Maps
  • Features – Main articles (750-900 words)

Submitting document attachments

  • Name document using this format:
  • Please note that article layout may be altered.

Submitting photos/pictures for articles

  • Name file using this format:
    [Article Title]-[Image Subject]
  • All pictures should be sent as email attachments (even if also included within in the doc).
  • Document images should be no smaller than 1 megapixel resolution (~1024×768).
  • Stand alone photography should be no smaller than 3MP resolution (~2048×1536).
  • You must obtain a written release form for original photos containing identifiable persons. Internet images must be credited / referenced.
  • All images must be captioned.