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Shyam Bhardwa

Shyam is an expat from London, England, who has been in Japan for four years. When not writing, you can often catch him at one of his favorite cafes or unwinding through his love of cooking.



Best Train Lines for Living in Tokyo/Yokohama: The Keihin-Tohoku Line

Tokyo, Yokohama, Kawaguchi, Saitama and Kawasaki—the Keihin–Tohoku line is a convenient and affordable train line for anyone searching for an apartment with options for food and fun.

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Japanese Culture and Folklore in Persona 5

From the tales lurking within the Persona compendium to real locations and culture, it looks at Japan which few other games can rival in depth and detail.

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Finding Pieces of India in Japan

Are you feeling homesick for India? Here are some experiences to remind you of home: from food to sports to festivals—even religion

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Brewing Coffee at Home in Japan

Japan loves coffee. Have you ever wanted to brew at home like the pros, but had no idea where to begin? This guide is for you.

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