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Victoria Mason

Victoria Mason is an engineer in Tokyo, Japan. Outside of the nine to five she can be found studying Japanese, trying to get lost, eating dangerously spicy food or ebing active outdoors. Photojournalism has been a rewarding way of sharing her findings with the world.



4 Mobile Apps to Study for the JLPT N5

With these apps at your fingertips, you’ve no excuse not to study.

By 9 min read


3 Games to Help Defeat Japanese Study Fatigue

Crawl through hiragana dungeons, flirt in katakana with a fox girl or just save the earth from meteors.

By 5 min read


Hidden My Game by Mom Is The Cult Hit You Need to Play

Reviewers are in love with this surreal and simple Japanese smartphone game.

By 3 min read


How Did I Get Here? Becoming the First Female Twitter Engineer in Japan

Whether new to Japan or stuck in a mental rut, there are numerous ways to dust off your experience and pursue the engineering career you always dreamt about.

By 10 min read


5 Mobile Apps to Help Improve Your Japanese Kana and Kanji on the Go

Studying Japanese has an automatic end goal: speaking to a real human being. And it all starts with studying kana.

By 8 min read


5 Free Mobile Games that Can Improve Your Basic Japanese

Looking to liven up your time spent studying Japanese? Step up your game with these, well, games.

By 8 min read


6 Great Mobile Apps for Learning Basic Japanese

If you’re learning, picking a mobile application that will let you study anytime, anywhere can accelerate your progress. Here are six of our favorites to keep in your pocket.

By 6 min read