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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 MORE Delicious Hokkaido Foods in Japan

Hokkaido is known as a foodie paradise, so we couldn’t resist sharing another five of the best Hokkaido dishes.

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Heat Stroke in Japan: What to Do and How to Avoid It

Heat stroke is a real danger in Japan’s hot summers. Here’s how to avoid it, and what to do if you get it.

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5 Iconic Torii Gates in Japan

Discover five of the most scenic sacred Shinto archways found across the country.

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5 Summer Foods to Cool Off in Japan

Chill out with these cooling summer dishes in Japan’s intense summer heat.

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5 Iconic Great Buddha Statues in Japan

These Great Buddha statues are as iconic as they are huge.

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: Hiyashi Chuka

Japanese summer got you hot and bothered? Cool off with this ice-cold noodle dish.

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: Goya Chanpuru

Beat the heat like an Okinawan with this bitter melon recipe.

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: Udon Gyoza

Here is a quick and easy recipe so you can fry up Osaka’s favorite comfort food.

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Where to Buy Good Cheese in Japan

It ain't easy being cheesy—especially in this country. Here are the best places to find good cheese in Japan.

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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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