A Tokyo resident of 7 years, Chiara has been writing about food, travel and culture since returning to Japan after completing her master's degree in music performance in London. A wanderer at heart, she rambles the streets of the capital in search of her next story (or at least next soy latte).
Feel woolly-headed, distracted and overwhelmed, but not sure why? The answer may be in the sound waves of the city.
From Tokyo to Okinawa (sorry Hokkaido!), vegan food festivals are popping up all over Japan.
An unofficial guide from a (self-professed) vegan gourmet and author.
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!
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.
Working in Japan, especially at a local company, can be tough but there is always a silver lining!
Mastering these Japanese honorifics can allow you to finesse your way around tricky business situations.
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eternal genki-ness to getting hit on by your clients, navigating the Japanese workplace can be a treacherous maze of outdated expectations for foreign women.