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David McElhinney

David is a Northern Irish freelance travel and culture writer who’s spent the last three years battering the keyboard in Tokyo. He likes to travel, eat good food, drink good drink, play rugby, and butcher the Japanese language. www.davidmcelhinney.com

Articles by David

The latest addition to our What’s New series is Roppongi, the swanky Minato-ku neighborhood famed for its boutique art museums and sprawling galleries. One of the most popular haunts for Tokyo’s growing…

In the heart of the capital, around Tokyo Station, there’s plenty planned for the upcoming month. A summer sweets fair, CBD products stocking the bars of Ginza, exciting seasonal cuisine and more in…

Here’s an interesting fact: According to two independent international surveys released in May, Japan ranked sixth (out of 190) in a list of the most desirable countries to emigrate to, while landing at 54th (out…

In the spring of 2020, Japan caused quite a stir in the ranks of its foreign-resident community. On April 3, the administration (headed by then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe) imposed a ban…

There are few books with the power to lure me back time and time again. Few whose covers, once slammed shut with a sense of satisfaction and finality, whisper sweet nothings from…

It’s quality over quantity in Ginza this month with the opening of a brand-new hotel, a slate of dinner menus and culinary celebrations, more teleworking locations to free yourself from the homebound…

I gave up on expecting a Covid-19 vaccine in Japan perhaps not long after I’d heard the folks at Oxford had slung one together in the lab. Only when a syringe is extending…

If you were to fly over Mageshima, an uninhabited island 20 miles south of Kyushu, you’d likely be struck by the bizarre sight below you. The approximately three-square-mile outcrop of land is…