Welcome to this blog - it is no longer. I haven't updated it in years! Some posts may still be relevant or entertaining, but if you're thinking of working in video game development in Japan there is now a book, available as print-on-demand and electronic book, from various sources.
Though it features a handful of blog posts from here it is mostly written from scratch and features developer interviews, tips on finding and getting a job, as well as what to expect once you have one and a huge company database featuring over 250 entries!
For more information and links on where to purchase this magnificent tome, go HERE.