Alexandra Hongo

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

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