Joanna first came to Japan in 1998 to spend a year as an exchange student at Kitakyushu University and was delighted to move to Tokyo in 2012 with her husband. A serial expatriate, she is a freelance writer and a meditation teacher who has been living in Asia since 2007. She recently had her first baby in Tokyo and loves exploring with her daughter!
Articles By Joanna
Find Your City Zen
Five Meditation Tips for Busy Tokyoites
March 19, 2021 | Health & Beauty
Baby Must Haves!
Five Of Our Favorite Japanese Baby Products
February 26, 2021 | Families
The Savvy Guide to Tokyo's Geek Wonderland
June 22, 2016 | Lifestyle
10 Things to Do in Tokyo Before Your Baby Arrives
Tokyo is full of fabulous experiences for women enjoying all stages of life, but once your little bundle of joy arrives you will find yourself...
May 18, 2016 | Families
Hidden Harajuku: Exploring the Back Streets
Harajuku is famous for being the vibrant neon epicenter of youth fashion and kitsch crepes. However, if you venture a little further into the back...
April 20, 2016 | Lifestyle
K-Pop, Kimchi and Cosmetics in Tokyo’s Korean Town
Venture one stop north of Shinjuku on the Yamanote line to Shin Okubo and you will find yourself in Korea town. In recent years, South...
March 17, 2016 | Lifestyle
The Savvy Guide to Shibuya 109
The iconic Shibuya 109 shopping mall, nicknamed “marukyu,” lies at the heart of Shibuya’s fashion culture. It is situated alongside the famous scramble crossing and...
November 6, 2015 | Fashion
A Day with Hello Kitty at Sanrio Puroland
Hello Kitty is one of Japan’s most famous exports and is loved by children across the globe. Just a 30-minute train ride away from Shinjuku...
October 23, 2015 | Families
Dine with Alice in Shibuya’s Very Own Wonderland
Stepping into the Alice in a Dancing Land restaurant in Shibuya is like riding a merry-go-round of delight. You will be greeted by one of...
July 27, 2015 | Food & Drink
The Magic of Mos Burger
MOS Burger is the second largest fast-food chain in Japan and holds a special place in the heart of many people. The founder, Satoshi Sakurada,...
July 13, 2015 | Food & Drink