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Paula Chiarino

Paula is a writer, teacher and translator. Born and raised in Uruguay, she now lives in southern Tokyo, where she tries to get some writing done without killing too many houseplants while she’s at it.



Spinach, Weeds and Chinese Cabbage: Key Words in the Japanese Office

Many Japanese companies rely on principles conceived in the 1980s. But alternatives have emerged, changing how colleagues and bosses interact.

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Sunscreen Products, Tips and Words in Japan

A breakdown of trending sunscreens in Japan

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5 Japanese New Year Traditions You Should Follow

Here's how and why you should apply these Japanese New Year rituals to your own goals for a mindful start.

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Finding the Perfect Present for Your Japanese Office

'Tis the season for gift giving or ‘gift leaving' if you work in a Japanese company. If you're going to play Santa at the office, find out the unwritten gift-giving rules in Japan.

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