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Sayaka Mitsui

Sayaka was born in Tokyo, Japan and was only aware of the big city life until moving to the island of Oahu when she was nine years old. The next nine years there had made her into a person of multiple cultures and personalities, as well as a music and nature lover. She had discovered her interests in literature and writing in university and currently works at Tokyo Weekender as an assistant.

Articles by Sayaka

There’s plenty happening in Shinjuku this month with Shinjuku Gyoen reopening and exhibitions resuming following delayed schedules. We also found one of the sweetest buffets in Tokyo as well as an array of seasonal desserts and…

While places like Keio Department Store and Shinjuku Takashimaya continue to operate with curtailed business hours, the recently opened Ikea Shinjuku has been grabbing much of the attention this month. As well as fashionable furniture,…

For those who are still mulling over how to spend this year’s Golden Week, the whole of which is during Japan’s third state of emergency, we understand that it’s hard not to…

With the official arrival of Spring in March, various parts of Shinjuku are starting off the season with seasonal events, newly opened restaurants and limited-time pop-up shops. This month, food seems to…

Whether you’re interested in trying the newest gourmet trends, unique art exhibitions or finding the perfect gift idea for a loved one, Shinjuku is the place that has it all. While it…

With the second state of emergency announced earlier this month and the ongoing spread of Covid-19, we all know that it’s crucial to stay at home as much as we can afford…

Being Japanese and growing up in Hawaii, I’d like to think that I’ve developed my unique view on these two very different places and cultures. Spending close to a decade in a…