What is this place?

Welcome to Pics Japan,
The definitive community for Photography and Japan lovers.

My name is Fabien Sena, nice to meet you.

I am a French living in Japan for more than 20 years.
In a previous life, I did build some online communities long before Facebook, Reddit, Wikipedia or Instagram ever existed. With that experience, I really believe in the magic of the Internet to help people from different walks of life to connect and share knowledge and experience.

When I picked up photography as a new hobby some years ago, all I had was local resources in Japanese and some patient friends to show me the ropes. It was great but I always wondered if I could find a site that would answer my question specifically about shooting in Japan.
I spent a lot of time on Reddit, Facebook, and other photography forums but it was hard to meet with people either in Japan or knowledgeable of the situation here.

So … I decided to build the site I would love to be a member of.
The goal is to create an English-speaking community of photography enthusiasts both professional and amateurs shooting in Japan.
We aim to be a place of honest and civilized exchanges, provide useful information, put various creatives in contact and sponsor events to further the love of both photography and Japan.

All that can only happen if you participate. Everyone has something to contribute.
Why don’t you start by introducing yourself and ask a few questions?
You will be surprised by how friendly and knowledgeable the community is.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you will enjoy this site and benefit from Pics Japan. よろしくね!