Recent Posts

September 25, 2017

Vegan in Japan: Top Meatless Restaurants by City

An unofficial guide from a (self-professed) vegan gourmet and author.

August 25, 2017

Vegan in Japan: 5 Tips and Tricks for Keeping to a Plant-Based Diet

Visiting (or living) in the land of sushi might seem like a vegan nightmare — but fear not, those on plant-based diets, we have some helpful advice for navigating the fish-filled culinary waters!

July 14, 2017

Weekend Trip: Walking The Nakasendo Trail

Short, sweet and relaxing; a weekend discovering the history of the Kiso Valley and Nakasendo Way is an ideal getaway for history buffs and nature lovers alike — with lots of good, cheap snacks and fresh water sources along the way.

June 8, 2017

5 Major Pros of Working in Japan

Working in Japan, especially at a local company, can be tough but there is always a silver lining!

5 Keigo Phrases to Make Your Point Politely
May 4, 2017

5 Keigo Phrases to Make Your Point Politely at Work

Mastering these Japanese honorifics can allow you to finesse your way around tricky business situations.

March 15, 2017

How to Deal with Being the Foreign Chick in a Japanese Office

From eternal genki-ness to getting hit on by your clients, navigating the Japanese workplace can be a treacherous maze of outdated expectations for foreign women.