Alexandra Homma

Originally from Bulgaria, Alexandra (Ally) came to Japan with her family at the delicate age of 15 and has never left ever since. After attending (and surviving) a public Japanese high school, she went to an American college in Japan, and later a Japanese grad school, studying international affairs and journalism. Ally is the current managing editor of Savvy Tokyo and also a writer/translator for GPlusMedia’s other channels, including Japan Today. She’s made of coffee, wine, and books.

Articles By Alexandra

Daikanyama’s Mottainai Farm Radice Tackles Japan’s Food Waste

Japan is often admired for its exquisite presentation of food, which is achieved with a notoriously meticulous perfectionism and style. Whether it’s sushi, sweets, fruit,...

February 12, 2016 | Food & Drink

Five Simple Tips for a Heavenly Night’s Sleep

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock. It’s past midnight, you’re lying in bed, physically exhausted, nowhere near close to sleeping. Your mind rehearses tomorrow’s long to-do list while...

December 29, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Tokyo’s Top Five Cafes for Book Lovers

Sometimes nothing can replace the luxury of spending an afternoon in the company of a good book and a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Luckily,...

December 28, 2015 | Food & Drink

Shopping at Setagaya Boroichi, Tokyo’s Largest Flea Market

Shopping at posh department stores in Tokyo certainly has its cool vibe, but if you’re in search of something old and gold that won’t cost...

December 23, 2015 | Lifestyle

15 Festive Christmas Concerts in Tokyo This Season

With Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, it’s time to start planning ahead for some special events this year. After working hard...

November 18, 2015 | Lifestyle

Charcoal Grill and a View of Tokyo Tower at Steak House Xex

On the top floor of Atago Green Hills Mori Tower, over 180 meters skyward, the dining facilities at Xex make a fantastic destination for those...

November 6, 2015 | Food & Drink