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The heat is on: the best soupless tantanmen in Tokyo (Japan Times) Tantanmen in Japan is less tethered to the dish’s Sichuan heritage, leaving room for innovation. Here are five tantanmen restaurants in the capital worth the tongue-tingling spice.

Meet obanzai, Kyoto’s version of grandma cooking (SBS Food) Though the term itself is relatively new, obanzai taps into a collective nostalgia for homestyle cooking.

Travel to Kamikatsu for a green epiphany: ‘Zero waste is about knowing yourself’ (Japan Times)
The INOW program allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in Kamikatsu’s renowned zero-waste lifestyle.

Why local communities are important to the future of Japan’s ailing tourism industry (Japan Times) Why do people visit destinations if not to experience local flavour, and who suffers the adverse consequences of tourism but those who live there?

Japanese Swordsmithing & Izumo Shrine (Walk Japan) Tour materials for the San’in Quest, a walking tour exploring Yamaguchi and Shimane Prefectures.

Playground of the Gods (WILD Magazine)
A travel narrative about hiking in Hokkaido.

25 Amazing Tokyo Sushi Restaurants (Boutique Japan)
A detailed overview of 25 high-end sushi restaurants in Tokyo.

Recipes

Raise a glass to better days ahead with spiced winter sake (Japan Times)

Features

SpeakHer wants to end the all-male panel and bring women’s voices into a range of discussions (Japan Times[)

From salaryman to sanga-slinger: Kohsuke Yamaoka knows the secret to a great sandwich (Japan Times)

‘The Cat and the City’ author Nick Bradley: When writing fiction, ‘there’s no such thing as wasted living’ (Japan Times)

Welcome to Aomori, the cassis capital of Japan (Japan Times)

What’s the future of international food tourism in post-coronavirus Japan? (Japan Times)

Could Buying a Book Help Save Your Favourite Tokyo Restaurant? (Japan Forward)

Going Home For Obon: How COVID-19 Has Changed Everyone’s Plans (Japan Forward)

What is Kaiseki? (Lucky Peach)

Welcome to the Weird Hotel! (Oryx December ‘17, Qatar Airways)

Lists

Top 5: The best soup curry restaurants in Tokyo  (Japan Times)

Kayabuki class and winter canoeing: a guide to sustainable travel in Japan (The Guardian Labs)

Take a hike: 10 of the best walks in Japan – in pictures (The Guardian Labs)

Kyoto Cuisine: Foods to Eat in the Ancient Capital (Boutique Japan)

Okinawa Food: 10 Unique Foods You Don’t Want to Miss (Boutique Japan)

You Have to Eat These Dishes in Fukuoka (Boutique Japan)

What To Do When It Rains in Japan (Boutique Japan)

4 Must-Eat Noodles in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Silverkris)

Food Itineraries

1-Day Tokyo Vegetarian Eating Itinerary (Truly Tokyo)

Tokyo Foodie Itinerary (Truly Tokyo)

1-Day Kyoto Vegetarian Foodie Itinerary (Inside Kyoto)

1-Day Kyoto Foodie Itinerary (Inside Kyoto)

1-Day Osaka Foodie Itinerary (Inside Osaka)

1-Day Osaka Vegetarian Foodie Itinerary (Inside Osaka)

Miscellaneous

Ushibuka Haiya

Hyperart Thomasson: Vignettes (ZenVita)

Doors of Kyoto: A Photography Project (ZenVita)

Yamaguchi-san (Echoes: Writers in Kyoto Anthology 2017)

The Illicit Pleasure of Secret Indulgences (Roads and Kingdoms)

What Do We Expect From Chefs? — Reflections on Sushi Dining in Tokyo

Living Without Mobile Data in Japan (Medium)

at world’s end (Boundless)

Sweet Nostalgia: A Translation (Umamimart)

Sapporo’s Soup Curry is a Joy Forever (Until You Finish Eating It) (Umamimart)

Store Street Espresso (Londonist)

Content/Copy

Yamanashi Sign Board Project Researched and wrote 40+ explanatory sign boards for various locations in Yamanashi Prefecture. Samples can be found here.

ST Auto Content Strategy/Creation Content strategist and creator for a Singaporean second hand car dealer. All articles can be found here.

Timeless Tokyo Wrote copy on tea experiences and bespoke shoes for a website aimed at luxury travel professionals.

Usuki: A Hidden Gem in Kyushu Created an in-depth guide to the town of Usuki and surrounding area. (You should visit!)

Setouchi Cominca Stays: Uchiko Crafted travel copy for luxury rental properties in Uchiko, and the various charms of Ehime prefecture.

Video (Scriptwriting)

PR Video - Katsuura, Tokushima (Kito Design Holdings)