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Cassandra Lord

Cassie is a British writer who loves to get creative. Whether it’s cooking up a questionable British-Japanese recipe or finding the perfect angle for that shrine shot, she’ll be the first to try it out.

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5 Japanese Words We Use in English

'Sudoku' but not 'Number Place?' What are the origins of these Japanese words we use in the West?

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No-bake Strawberry Shortcake: How to Make a Japanese Cake Without an Oven

Want a quick and playful dessert? Whip up this cheat strawberry shortcake using Japanese milk bread in no time.

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Best Train Lines for Living in Tokyo: The Hibiya Line

Living on the silver Hibiya Line means easy access to work and swanky Tokyo hotspots.

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Traveling with Japanese In-Laws: What to Expect

Worried about your first big trip with your partner's parents? Don't be! Here is are some tips and what to expect before, during and after your trip.

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Best Train Lines for Living in Tokyo: The Tsukuba Express

The sleek Tsukuba Express offers easy access to major Tokyo hubs, quiet locals stops and serene nature spots.

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: Chicken Katsu

Looking for that satisfying crunch? Here’s how to make Japan’s delicious breaded, fried chicken at home.

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Getting Serious with Shodo: Learning Japanese Calligraphy

Combine your love of kanji and art by becoming a calligraphy master. 

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Basics for Cooking Your Way Around a Japanese Kitchen

Cooking in Japan can seem like a daunting task, but when you want to move on from convenience store bento, here’s how to do it.

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How Much Does JLPT Level Affect Salary and Job Prospects in Japan?

Do you need to brush up on your Japanese skills to score more yen?

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Apartment Hunting as a Single Woman in Japan: Things to Consider

Feeling safe and comfortable is what makes a home. Here are tips on how to find your new apartment a single woman in Japan. 

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Best Hidden Spots for a Winter Trip in Japan

The winter season is upon us, and it's time for illuminations and snowy scenery. Here's where you can avoid the crowds.

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Japan’s Best Autumn Spots to Avoid the Crowds

While the leaves are already falling, there's still time to enjoy the autumn colors without the crowds in these top fall foliage spots around Japan. 

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