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Jordan Green

Self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur and aspiring foodie, Jordan is best known for his larger than life Afro. Always up for a good round of British banter, Jordan’s coworkers wouldn’t necessarily say he’s the quietest member of the TW team. He brings his raw UK edge to everything he writes and is always the source of a good laugh — if you ever have the chance to run into him, which will most likely be in a small coffee shop somewhere.

Articles by Jordan

A popular summer ingredient and long-held as the secret for long life in Okinawa, Japan’s tropical region in the south, goya or bitter melon doesn’t seem to have the same popularity with…

Green tea is everywhere in Japan, from the tea ceremonies of Kyoto to the bottled green tea found in every vending machine and convenience store around Japan. Most of this green tea is…

With its three writing styles, Japanese can be a formidable language to learn, and while katakana and hiragana can be a relative walk in the park, the real hurdle comes with the…

Umeshu, or Japanese plum wine, is a sweet liquor made from fermented plums, sugar and grain alcohol. While there are a few cocktails that can be created with plum wine, the beverage…

Finding the perfect house or apartment is hard enough and when language barriers are thrown into the equation it can seem an impossible task. But contracts, strange landlords and squat toilets aside…

A cornerstone of Japanese cuisine, daikon, or Japanese radish, is a versatile root vegetable. With the ability to be boiled, steamed, fried or even grated into a fine paste, you are spoiled for…

The passage of spring 2020 has not been kind to English teachers in Tokyo. The state of emergency, declared this past spring to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections, meant one-on-one and…

Have you ever watched a Japanese cooking show? The host will travel to a far-off region of Japan to try a local delicacy and after plenty of tension building (and ad breaks), the…