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I am a content developer, with a background as an advertising copywriter. I am the founder of online animal-cafe guide AnimalCafes.com, restaurant guide Bento.com, and city guide Where In Tokyo. In my spare time I make Android apps (available at BarkingInu.com).
I live in Shinjuku-ku, and was born in New York City.
22 October 2015
[Kodansha USA; 256 pages] Visitors to Japan, even if they are quite knowledgeable and enthusiastic about food, often get stuck in a gourmet rut, looking for the most expensive sushi, the best Kobe beef and the most popular ramen, while missing out on the wide range of Japanese cuisines that... continue reading (0, 1 image)
8 June 2016
Tokyo is truly one of the great dining cities of the world, and there's far more than just sushi and Kobe beef to enjoy. Charcoal-grilled pork on skewers, udon noodles in curry-flavored soup, octopus dumplings, deep-fried beef cutlet -- these are a few of the beloved Japanese dishes that visitors... continue reading (0, 1 image)
8 June 2016
I am the co-author (and main photographer) of Animal Cafes: The Guidebook, an offshoot of the Animal Cafes website which I cofounded.
The book is a bilingual, curated guide to the best pet cafes in Japan, with unbiased reviews and plenty of candid photos of the resident cats, dogs, rabbits... continue reading (0, 1 image)
23 October 2016
Where In Tokyo is a guide to fun things to do in the city, with an emphasis on contemporary art and design, architecture, quirky museums, gourmet destinations and outdoor activities. The goal is to present a curated collection of recommendations, organized around specific interests, rather than an exhaustive directory.