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Cynthia Popper

Writer/model/actor by day, English teacher by night. When she’s not stalking beauty trends or giving model advice on her blog, she can usually be found in the Shimokita thrift shops or eating more than a reasonable amount of green tea Galbo minis.

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Pirates of Tokyo Bay Celebrate 4 Years of Bilingual Comedy

A night of laughs with Tokyo's only bilingual comedy group.

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Chikamichi Lounge: A Welcome Retreat Under Shibuya Station

Under the busy streets of Shibuya, is an oasis of peace, quiet and free wifi.

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Tokyo Day Trip: An Afternoon in Nezu Shrine

Nezu Shrine is just one of many historical spots which goes to show that if you live in Tokyo, you don’t have to go far to take in gorgeous nature, history, and culture of Japan.

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Lady Doctor Basics: Women’s Health in Japan

When it comes to female health care in Japan, it pays to do your research. Find an office you feel comfortable communicating with and that respects your wishes and concerns as a patient.

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Team Up With HandsOn Tokyo

Volunteering with HandsOn Tokyo is a fun, easy, and a great way to give back to Tokyo in a direct and meaningful way.

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Swimming in Good Grinds at Yanaka Coffee

Yanaka Coffee is quiet, non-smoking, and anti-cell phone. A perfect nook for reading, drawing and writing.

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Summer in Japan: You Gotta Get a Yukata

Summer in Japan means hot, sweaty, sticky hell! Time to bust out the most summery of garments, the yukata.

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The Tea Commandments: Mohini and the Art of Brewing

If you want to try a local, non-chain, true tea experience Mohini’s is a must-try. A lovely reprieve from the tall-chai-latte.

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912 And The Shoes That Fit

What advice does she have for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to take the plunge? “Don’t quit your day job. Start small and test what sells."

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Volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank

The amount of food that is thrown away in Japan is virtually equivalent to the total amount of food aid distributed world-wide. Find out what you can do to help redirect this food to those who need it.

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Tiny Trees: The Art of Bonsai in Omiya-Koen

The legacy of bonsai has real historical underpinnings to Japanese culture, and the once flourishing practice of bonsai making has dwindled down to a very small, but incredibly impressive collection of artisians.

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What Am I Eating? Onigiri, Translated

Satisfying, cheap and delicious - onigiri is the staple of Tokyoites on the go. Cynthia breaks down the kanji for a few of her favourite onigiri.

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