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Kimberly Hughes

Kimberly Hughes, originally from the southwestern U.S. desert, is a freelance writer covering arts and culture, travel, and social features from Japan and beyond. She is also a translator, university educator and community organizer. She can often be found with her laptop in the cafés of the metropolis, and when she is not working/drinking coffee, she loves trying out new recipes with the veggies from her home garden. Besides Japanese, she speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese, and wonders if she will ever be able to wrap her brain around Italian.

Articles by Kimberly

Kyoto-based clothes manufacturer ONLY opens its flagship Tokyo shop in Yurakucho in January 2019 – and you can expect it to be an exclusive affair. Specializing in custom-made suits, as well as…

Internationally renowned Chinese performance artist Liu Bolin, who is currently in town for the Tokyographie 2018 photography exhibition, is a man who does not appear to rest. Bolin travels all over the…

Your guide to Herbis Plaza and Herbis Plaza ENT – for the best shopping, eating, and entertainment in Osaka. If you find yourself in Osaka looking for an afternoon activity or a…

Head to Jikko, a Japanese knife shop in Osaka Prefecture’s city of Sakai, to find some of the finest cutlery in Japan. To say that Hiroaki Jikko’s family has always been on the cutting…

We spend two days touring Osaka, which inspires enough eating, walking, chatting, and coffee drinking to live up to its nickname DAY ONE It’s a gorgeous morning when we arrive at Osaka…

Chances are, Tottori is not a name that has made its way onto your list of must-visit places in Japan. Hugging the Sea of Japan along a largely isolated stretch of coastline,…