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Lisa Wallin
Zoria Petkoska

Tokyo Weekender commissioning editor and a polyglot, polymath, published poet. Or simply, a curious cat. Can be overly opinionated about coffee. Zoria is a neo-Tokyoite telling stories about the city in many forms. She loves all the things you would expect – travel, coffee, cyberpunk, concrete walls, power lines. The rattle of trains in the distance.

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Right by the thundering elevated train track in Shin-Okubo is a cluster of tiny izakaya eateries. You will probably struggle at first to notice Harukor (pronounced Harukoro) among them, as it inconspicuously…

It’s not every day that you meet a saint. If ever. So, when you do, you feel a mix of disbelief and a sense of urgency to ask the right questions. “I…

The latest season of Stranger Things has further opened an appetite for all things retro. Netflix confirmed a fifth season is coming, but that will probably be a long wait. You can…

The humans of Tokyo make this metropolis pulse with energy. In this Voice of Tokyo, from our May-June 2022 issue, we check in with four of the many Tokyo voices that make…

Koenji has become the epitome of effortless cool in Tokyo. It’s known for its great laid-back nightlife, alternative music gigs, vintage fashion, vinyl records and an abundance of youthful spirit. And of…

Harajuku is dead. Long live Harajuku. But, seriously, never say that to Harajuku fashionistas. They will anticipate it and correct you. The iconic Tokyo neighborhood is changing, but change is not death.…

Think of the word “spy” and try to conjure up an image. Is it one of the many iterations of James Bond? Or perhaps some cartoonishly shady Soviets from Cold War-era flicks?…

Shiga Prefecture and Lake Biwa are remarkable spots that tend to fall in the shadow of Kyoto, despite having cultural and natural beauties that are on par with Japan’s old capital. Lake…