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Investing in Women

Today is a rather important day for me. It's my 3rd full day of a vacation in Japan. Time just seems to fly by when you're having fun. Here in this country so unlike my own, you begin to see the differences in genders. Japan is not terrible when it comes to equality for women.… Continue reading Investing in Women

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6 Tips for Women Trying to Start a Life Abroad

via 6 Tips for Women Trying to Start a Life Abroad Originally written by me (Eri/Valerie) for Womanitely.com. Leaving the home country, wherever that might be, is as scary of a thought as it is enthralling. Though the world has been mapped and adventure comes attached with a GPS, you never truly know what’s out… Continue reading 6 Tips for Women Trying to Start a Life Abroad

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Abandoned, Not Forgotten: A Look at the Haunting Beauty of Modern Ruins — Discover

A look at bloggers and photographers who document the disappearing traces of everyday 20th-century life. via Abandoned, Not Forgotten: A Look at the Haunting Beauty of Modern Ruins — Discover

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The Hanayashiki Ninja Training Experience in Asakusa, Tokyo

via The Hanayashiki Ninja Training Experience in Asakusa, Tokyo Originally written for and published on wayofninja.com: Ninjas are beings shrouded by smoke and mirrors. Most people know the basics about these elusive warriors from Japan: that they did assassinations, worked with samurai, and threw shuriken. Unfortunately, anime series like Naruto and the show Ninja Warrior… Continue reading The Hanayashiki Ninja Training Experience in Asakusa, Tokyo

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10 things Japan has that America needs | Yettio

via 10 things Japan has that America needs | Yettio Written by me, VALERIE TAYLOR APRIL 15, 2016 Despite being an innovative country, America is missing things. Japan’s useful contrivances are boundless, but here’s some that America should really consider adopting. Love hotels Let’s admit right now that getting that special moment with someone can be difficult.… Continue reading 10 things Japan has that America needs | Yettio

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5 awesome ramen joints in Tokyo | Yettio

via 5 awesome ramen joints in Tokyo | Yettio By yours truly.  This article was originally published on Yettio.com. The only encounter with ramen most of us will have is the instant cup kind invented by Momofuku Ando in the 1950s. Unless you’re in Japan. Here you’ll realize that ramen is a heavenly concoction. Though… Continue reading 5 awesome ramen joints in Tokyo | Yettio

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Sushi eating etiquette 101 | Yettio

via Sushi eating etiquette 101 | Yettio and written by yours truly! There is something exhilarating about pushing back a sushi shop’s entry curtain or sliding door and getting welcomed with a boisterous, “Irrashaimase!” Experiencing proper Japanese food in Japan has got to be high up on most people’s travel list. Who can resist freshly sliced… Continue reading Sushi eating etiquette 101 | Yettio