All About Japan

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  • I’m a Tokyo-raised actress and dancer studying anthropology and archaeology at the University of British Columbia. My not-so-secret identity is a black-belt Bujinkan ninja, and I also love the great outdoors.

  • All About's domestic travel guide.

  • Whether you know exactly where you want to go, or you are looking for some ideas, Veltra has over 4,500 tours and activities around the world waiting for you to discover. With new destinations continually added, Veltra will change your life one visit at a time. In fact, by simply re-arranging the letters, you'll find that "Veltra" becomes "travel!"

  • I'm a comedian and tech enthusiast who's been living in Japan since 2005. In my down time I listen to punk music, reminisce about my years in Osaka, and try to convince my Japanese friends that Minnesota is a state they should know.

  • A Texan living in Tokyo and former salaryman now working as a teacher and actor. Fulfilling the American stereotype by eating his monthly quota of hamburgers. Long time gamer with a big interest in the competitive fighting game scene. Other hobbies include running, theater and video editing.

  • My name is Ice. Nice to meet you.

  • Anydoko is a travel video channel dedicated to the visual experience of travel. It’s about the interesting and the too-good-to-miss, the unknown and the unexpected travel experiences all around us. We’re all about delivering rich travel inspiration to our viewers through our original travel videos series about great destinations all over the world.

    Anydoko is a combination of the English word ‘any’ and the Japanese romanji ‘doko,’ which means 'where.' Together it becomes: 'anywhere.'

  • Coming up on five years between Tokyo and Taiwan. I like to look at the simple little details in life. Chat, say whatever!

  • I'm a freelance writer currently working in Japan. Teaching is what I do. Music is what I love. Producing and DJ'n are both passions of mine.

  • Full-time anthropologist, wannabe translator. Lover of books, movies, nature, and cats, with a penchant for pop music and Japan. Keyword: curiosity.
    Originally from Italy, now living in London, but currently doing research in Tokyo. Basically on the go.

  • 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.