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Cezary Jan Strusiewicz

Cezary is a freelance writer, translator, and stand-up comic living in Yokohama.

Articles by Cezary

Healthy eating practices and veganism helped tofu gain a foothold in the West relatively recently. It started slowly in the 1960s and has grown ever more popular. However, Japan has been eating…

There’s an inherent, undeniable link between comedy and horror. One only needs to look at, say, Alfred Hitchcock. The master of terror and suspense had a darkly humorous side exemplified by his iconic…

The 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin was very controversial (and we know what that feels like). Adolf Hitler personally saw the event as a way to promote the Nazi party’s idea of…

After a number of Japanese celebrities took their lives last year, including Yuko Takeuchi, Haruma Miura, and Hana Kimura, Japan had a nationwide discussion about the importance of mental health. Sadly, it remained exactly…

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021, the Ig Nobel Prize is given each year to ten offbeat, weird, or surprising scientific achievements “that first make people laugh and then make them think.” In…

Centered around a small Shinjuku eatery that’s open from midnight to 7am, the MBS and Netflix show Midnight Diner is a compilation of many different human stories. Some are touching, others are heartbreaking and…

Yokohama and Germany are not complete strangers. After Japan opened its borders during the Meiji Period (1868-1912), Yokohama became the gateway to the country for travelers from all over the world, including…

It’s not really unusual for a murder case to involve sex. But how exactly is the alleged homicide of a Japanese billionaire, the self-dubbed “Don Juan of Wakayama,” tied to a pretty…