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Chiara Terzuolo

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).

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Kanji Cheat Sheet: Finding Vegan and Halal Products at the Supermarket in Japan

Vegan food is notoriously hard to find in Japan. Luckily we’ve got you covered with this guide.

By 4 min read

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Japan’s Problem with Noise Pollution

Feel woolly-headed, distracted and overwhelmed, but not sure why? The answer may be in the sound waves of the city.

By 6 min read

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Vegan Events and Festivals in Japan

From Tokyo to Okinawa (sorry Hokkaido!), vegan food festivals are popping up all over Japan.

By 5 min read

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Vegan in Japan: Top Meatless Restaurants by City

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

By 5 min read

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

By 5 min read