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Alexandra Ziminski

TW Editorial Intern & Freelance Writer Usually seen nose deep in a hardback, stereotypically drinking British tea or scouring the web for a fancy hotel deal she can’t afford. As a philosophy graduate, she knows how to quote Aristotle but can be tenacious in a debate. From Life Model to Hostel Receptionist, she’s uncovered many corners of Japan and loves to write about it.

Articles by Alexandra

Japan has always possessed an undeniable passion for toilets that has extended across the world. Tourists and residents alike have marveled at the country’s cleanliness and been amazed by the washlet, an…

This year has gone by in a blink of an eye with October already swooping in on a refreshing autumnal wind. It’s the perfect month to be outside traversing undiscovered places in…

Love hotels retain a slightly notorious reputation; a place for nighttime rendezvous, pay-by-the-hour trysts and taboo love affairs. But in reality, there is an underlining current that is innocent, unadulterated and fun.…

Fukuoka International School (FIS) began its story in 1972 amidst the rapidly growing international community of Kyushu. Since then, the non-profit school has grown from under 30 students to approximately 300 with…

The end of summer is in sight which means a chance to enjoy refreshing autumnal winds to accompany a gentle stroll around Yoyogi Park or a shopping adventure in the city center.…

As the humidity rises, so does the desire for refreshing snacks, stimulating air-conditioned exhibitions and convenient transfers. Well, Shibuya delivers. Not only has the Tokyu Food Show reopened, but fans of the…

While the torrent of canceled festivals has been disappointing, there is some hope in Nakano and Koenji this summer for a taste of culture. The city offers many ways to cool down…

While we may not be attending Ebisu’s Bon Odori Festival (yet to be confirmed), there are still other things to get excited about. The Tokyo Toilet project that gave us the transparent toilets near Yoyogi…