Erika Van 't Veld

Erika left her corporate America job in October 2017 to go backpacking around the world. After almost two years and 24 countries, she has settled down (for now!) in Tokyo, Japan. In Tokyo, you'll find her planning her next trekking adventure, eating every vegetarian meal available, and wandering around the neon shopping streets.



8 Side Jobs for Foreigners to Make Extra Money in Japan

As the gig economy model grows abroad, Japan’s government is now encouraging workers to take second jobs. Here’s our pick of the best side hustles for foreign workers.

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Tapioca Land Opens in Tokyo, Is A Total Dud

"It's on the same level as a school festival," said one disappointed visitor.

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