Contributor

Rebecca Quin

Rebecca is a Tokyo based writer and consultant. Originally from the UK, she first came to Japan on the JET program for what was supposed to be a short stint adventuring in Asia. Four years on and she’s still living the dream—which mostly involves telling people about all the great things there are to do in Japan.

Articles

Culture

Japan Now Has a Pringles Flavor Cup Ramen

Once you slurp you can’t stop.

By 2 min read

Live

I had a Japanese virtual assistant for a week and here’s what happened

Virtual Assist Japan is the service I didn’t know I needed, until it made my life 100 times better.

By 9 min read

Live

5 Ways this Social Apartment is Redefining Share Housing in Tokyo

Finding an affordable, spacious and beautifully-designed apartment in Tokyo is easy. Said no one ever. The social apartment is here to change that.

By 8 min read

Work

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary with Keisuke Unosawa

How do you go from washing up on a boat to brainstorming in Steve Jobs’ garage to working with MoMA and Virgin? We sat down with designer Keisuke Unosawa to find out.

By 6 min read

Explore

12 Things That Surprised Me About Traveling in Hokkaido

Have you ever heard of Hokkaido? Japan’s final frontier, this northern island is becoming an increasingly popular destination for international travelers. But what’s it like to travel there?

By 8 min read

Live

Nengajo: How to send a Japanese New Years Postcard


Living in Japan or know somebody who does? Here’s how to send a nengajo and win top culture points for 2017!

By 3 min read

Live

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Rent in Japan

From fluffy pets to rumbas to fake friends, there's a lot up for hire.

By 3 min read

Explore

Noren: The Coolest Souvenirs in Kyoto?

When matcha KitKats won’t make the grade, it’s time to up your souvenir game (and buy yourself something in the meantime).

By 4 min read

Learn

Teach Yourself Japanese with the Kumon Language Course

Struggling with Japanese? The Kumon course - offering tailor-made lessons that you can study when you want - could be for you. And they're giving away a free trial course until the end of November!

By 4 min read

Explore

How To Watch A Sumo Morning Training Session

Missed the sumo tournament? Don’t worry, there’s an even better way to experience sumo (and it’s free).

By 5 min read

Work

Cooking Up A Cure with Fiona Uyema

After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Japanese food was the only thing Fiona Uyema could eat. Little did she know that her comfort food would lead her on the road to recovery and a dream career.

By 5 min read

Work

Knock knock knockin’ on doors with Traci Consoli

In our latest GP Spotlight series we talk to Traci Consoli about the challenges and rewards of running one of Tokyo's most loved establishments.

By 7 min read