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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.

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What It’s Like Working in an Izakaya in Hokkaido 

A personal account of working at a bustling Japanese restaurant in Hakodate—including crushes, unforgettable characters and a lot of spilled beer. 

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Sharpen Up: Hone Your Knowledge of Japanese Cooking Knives

Replace your blunted kitchen cutting tools with these universally revered Japanese blades.

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How to Organize Your Tiny Japanese Kitchen

Cooking in a 1k apartment can be a big pain. Here are some tools to help you keep your kitchen clean and neat.

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Culture

All you Need to Know About Pocky Day in Japan

There’s no escape from the confectionery power of this ubiquitous chocolate-coated biscuit.

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Culture

Your ‘Sole’ Guide to Socks in Japan

Japan has the reputation of being the place to get socks thanks to sprawling choices from the tame tabi to the sultry knee-high.

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7 Japanese Anime, Games and Movies Like ‘Squid Game’

You may have heard of the new Netflix hit "Squid Game" but do you know about these Japanese death games?

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Best Train Lines for Living in Tokyo: The Marunouchi Line

This luminescent red line is designed to stand out.

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