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Elizabeth Sok

Elizabeth is a writer and stay-at-home mother wrapping up her PhD dissertation in Japanese and Canadian History. If she’s not in a bookstore scouring the shelves for new finds, flipping through a recent fashion magazine, or ordering a royal milk tea to go, she is probably in a nearby park teaching her daughter the names of flowers in English and Japanese. Finally living in Japan after a decade of yearly visits, Elizabeth is excited to share stories about life, leisure, culture, and history gathered from her many roads travelled and those still on the horizon.

Articles by Elizabeth

While Japanese high-rise homes aren’t always known for their size, there is nothing stopping you from creating the perfect botanical refuge for yourself on your very own balcony. From choosing your flower or…

The mikan, Japan’s quintessential winter fruit, which can be found on the coziest kotatsu and festive New Years’ spread, has had a long journey to the contemporary table. From Chinese trade and…

We all know that too much screen time is not ideal for young brains. But, in trying to raise a bilingual kid on Japanese soil, sometimes the media can come in handy.…

As the weather starts to get a little cooler this autumn, why not diversify your at-home tea collection with a cup of Kyushu tea? Whether you prefer a soft and smooth taste…

Entertaining babies and young children in a city as big as Tokyo can sometimes seem daunting. But if you know where to look, there are countless opportunities to enjoy the metropolis with…

Although classes and seminars about the wonders of your child learning English are everywhere in Japan, the mostly monolingual environment can be a tricky one to navigate if you’re hoping for fluent…

As a mother of young kids, it’s hard to find time in the morning to perfectly blow-dry your hair or apply simple make up, so following recent trends and putting them into…