All About Japan

All About Japan Authors

  • Donald Ash is an ATLien expat who has been living in a Japanese time warp for the last seven-plus years. While in aforesaid time warp, he discovered that he absolutely loves writing, blogging, and sharing. Donald is the creator, writer, designer, editor, programmer and occasional bad artist of blog (yeah I know... way too many hats huh?). Wanna know more about this guy? You can find him at!

  • All About's photography guide is a professional photographer who also offers seminars, with tips on techniques from scenery to product shots all over Japan. He studied at the University of Wisconsin and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His work in All About Japan focuses on Japanese traditional and pop culture, as well as photography.
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  • Californian turned ex-pat turned Missourian who loves rats, chai, and exploring cultures through gastro-tourism. I bounced back and forth between Japan and the USA starting in 2008, wound up on the JET Programme in 2011, and ended up in St Louis in 2015. I'm currently involved with the St Louis-Suwa City Sister Cities Program, so cheers to my favorite prefecture, Nagano!

  • Art university professor since 2011. Before that, worked for years as a creative director for advertising agencies. Served on the jury at Cannes Lions in 2004. Wrote eight books. Play guitar in a band. Love to play tennis. Living in the center of Tokyo for 20 years and know a lot about the city!

  • Yokohama is a major sightseeing area, so in order to enjoy sightseeing in Yokohama in a limited time, it's important to do a little preliminary research. Here, I am happy to share with you all the Yokohama information that I've actually experienced.

  • Hey! I’m Annette, the author of the book Bucket List Adventures, the co-owner of Sugo Trattoria, a serial adventurer and creator of the award-winning travel blog, Bucket List Journey. Phew! That’s a mouthful. As an obsessed new experience collector, my passion is for checking the world off my bucket list one adventure at a time.

  • One-day tour from professional guides.

  • Born in Osaka, Aki graduated from the Faculty of Social Studies at Kwansei Gakuin University and worked as a reporter of the Yomiuri Shimbun, engaging in various coverage activities for about seven years. Specialty areas include airplanes, airport, domestic travel, overseas travel, souvenirs, gourmet, hotel, girls journey, traveling alone, business trips and cameras.

  • Out-of-style and overage (former, one-time) Las Vegas DJ who now finds pleasure traveling anywhere north of Tokyo.

  • An adventure-loving traveler at heart who's made happy roots in Japan. Still plenty of exploring in her life, however... climbing snowy mountains, running a half-marathon, learning Thai massage, trying new vegan recipes, and of course doing what she can to strengthen the LGBTQ community in Japan.

  • DINKtravelers is your world travel guide with updated information about destinations, travel tips, benefits & discounts vouchers, photos, fun facts, maps and traveler reviews. We’re an inclusive world of endless possibilities.

  • Anime is my life. \( =w= )/
    Yoroshiku onegai shimasu.

  • Born in Hokkaido, raised in the UK, and now living in Kansai. An LGBT+ and human rights activist, with a passion for the arts, running and eating chocolate (despite an intolerance for lactose).

  • I first came to Japan in 2004, and have lived in different areas of Japan before moving to Osaka. I'm a teacher, editor, and singer here, performing almost every other month. I'm also interested in writing and photography (especially product pictures and animals), as well as stop-motion animation, cooking and video games.

  • All About's Hokkaido expert. He's also got a thing for feng shui.

  • Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma Prefectures are located in the northern part of the Kanto region. In addition to boasting easy access from Tokyo, these prefectures are known as popular tourist destinations, blessed with nature, hot springs and historical culture. Discover the wonder or three prefectures in North Kanto!

  • Our mission at Nihon Ichiban is to make both the traditional and modern Japanese lifsetyle more accessible to the rest of the world. We cover food, crafts, fashion, design and much more!

  • Tokyo Otaku Mode is all about sharing Japanese otaku culture with the rest of the world.

  • I'm a standup comedian performing in Japanese and English, a comic book artist, and a storyteller of all kinds.

  • An internet media site about anime and otaku culture, Honey's Anime abounds with fan polls, top 10 lists, cosplay collections and recommendations for series you'll definitely want to check out next!