Lucy Dayman

Originally from Australia, in 2016 Lucy left her job as an editor of a culture and music magazine in Melbourne to live in Japan simply because it seemed like a fun idea — and it’s been her best life decision yet. Between freelance writing and traveling, she's been dabbling in some very amateur film photography, which you can check out on her Instagram. Check out her other writing work and photos at



You Have to See These Ridiculous Japanese CG Crime Reenactments

Asahi TV crime show goes full Street Fighter and Twitter is living for it.

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JP Smart Wi-Fi: The Pocket Wi-Fi Helping Foreigners Connect On and Offline

If you’re planning a long visit or looking to study abroad in Japan, JP Smart Wi-Fi has totally got you.

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22 of Japan’s Most Famous Matsuri: A Travel Calendar

From this summer through next spring, here’s your ultimate Japan festival guide.

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9 Vacations to Help Rebuild Japan’s Disaster Hit Regions

From historic onsen villages to stunning coastal towns, book a holiday at one of these beautiful destinations and know your money is helping disaster-affected regions get back on their feet.

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7 Tokyo Suburbs to Consider for Your Next Move

If you're thinking about a move to Tokyo, here are some affordable neighborhoods to check out that often fly below the radar — meaning better choices for you!

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A Simple Guide to the Izakaya

The izakaya is an undeniable staple of Japanese social life, so what is it and what do you actually do? Here are some helpful tips.

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18 Foods You Should Eat in Japan and Where to Find Them

Warning: Do not read this article if hungry.

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