Tawawa.org is an online community of both teachers and students of either English or Japanese who either live in Japan or don't, though mostly they do. On this site they either write in Japanese (Zemi Note) or English (The Big Tree). Excerpts from both sections get posted to the Front Page, which at any one time should give a good idea of what's going on throughout the site. It also lists the most recent comments to either section.
Tawawa. org is run by Rudolf Ammann, an English teacher at Mie University, Japan, and Wakako Kojima, an English Teacher at Nabari High School, Japan.
The site got started in April 2003 as part of a composition course at Mie University that had twelve students posting to the site. Shortly before the course ended, the site crashed and lost its database as well as all archive pages after 11 June. The older pages, in both Japanese and English are still available, but it is no longer possible to post comments to them.
Anyone with a browser and a connection to the Internet can post comments to either weblog.
Tawawa.org welcomes new contributors. The registration process is not automated, however: if you would like to to have a user account and post entries, please get in touch.