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Alexandra Ziminski

Hailing from sunny England, Alex upped sticks and left for Japan in 2016. She has since tried her hands at life modeling, English teaching and voice acting, but writing is inevitably her passion.

Articles

Work

5 Positive Classroom Discipline Tips for Teaching in Japan

A patient approach to classroom management for English teachers.

By 4 min read

Live

What Not to Do When Hiking in Japan

A guide to avoiding the (literal) pitfalls of hiking in Japan through the eyes of someone who tried and tested all the mistakes 

By 5 min read

Live

10 Japanese Superfoods to Boost Your Health

Start adding these Japanese superfoods to your plate and make a much-needed change to your diet.

By 5 min read

Culture

8 Influential Women and Girls in Modern Japanese History

Celebrate International Women's Day this month by learning about these eight impressive Japanese women.

By 6 min read

Culture

A Breakdown of 7 Japanese Dolls for Girls’ Day 

Hinamatsuri is a special day in Japan on Mar. 3 made especially for girls and dolls. Here are seven kinds of popular dolls you'll find in Japan.

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Live

The Low Down on Japanese Fast-Food

Slow down and sit down to a quick meal from your new favorite eat-in or take-out restaurant.

By 7 min read

Live

Stay at Home Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Japan

I would do anything for love… but I won’t go outside.

By 5 min read

Culture

6 DIY Japanese Arts and Crafts You Can Try at Home

Find your next hobby through the wonderful world of Japanese arts and crafts!

By 5 min read

Learn

8 Deadly Animals Living in Japan

Bear with me during the puns as we face the most dangerous animals in Japan.

By 7 min read

Culture

Coming of Age Day: What is the Age of Adulthood in Japan?

A new bill passed means that 2021 is the last year of the 20-year-old adult. What does that mean for Japan's annual celebration of adulthood?

By 4 min read

Explore

8 Winter Towns in Japan that Feel Like the North Pole

Christmas markets, buckets of snow and Arctic-like ice floes are on our wish list to Santa for winter experiences in Japan.

By 5 min read

Live

From Japan with Love: A Guide to Japanese Christmas Cards

On the run-up to Dec. 25, don't forget to send out some of these cute, cultural and creative cards.

By 4 min read