Cynthia Popper

Originally from San Francisco, Cynthia is a writer and actor now living in Tokyo. Her own blog focuses on Asian beauty products and the modeling industry in Japan. When she’s not shooting or running to auditions, she can usually be found upside down on a yoga mat.

Articles By Cynthia

The Ultimate in Japanese Foundations

Japanese cosmetics. The phrase alone conjures the formidable reputation this country holds in the beauty industry, and for good reason. Innovative, stylish, and high quality,...

November 28, 2014 | Health & Beauty

Harajuku Funk Meets Parisian Chic at Coiff1rst Salon

What do you get when you take a talented French hairstylist, teach her fluent Japanese, and drop her into a luxe salon in the middle...

November 19, 2014 | Health & Beauty

Kasama: Getting Crafty in Ibaraki

Japan is a nation of craftspeople: brushmakers, food artists, textile and laquerware masters, papermakers, woodblock carvers, ceramicists. And while Japanese ceramics certainly need no introduction...

November 6, 2014 | Art & Culture, Out & About

Hoi An: A Magic Getaway

Vietnam. As far as holiday destinations, it’s an occasionally overlooked pick. While many Tokyoites head to Thailand or Indonesia to play in the sand, Hoi...

October 10, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

The Third Kind: Being Still in Phuket

For most of us, there are two kinds of vacations. The high-adventure, super active, push-your-personal-limits kind, and the lazy, indulgent, lay-on-the-beach-with-a-coconut-drink kind. With three jobs...

May 22, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle