• Death by Overtime, Japan’s Work Culture Crisis

    In 1996 a 29-year-old Japanese male was reported dead as a result of a stroke, in the shipping department of Japan’s largest newspaper company. Cause of death? Karoshi. Translated as literally “overwork death”, this gentleman’s demise sadly was, and is still is not, uncommon for workers amongst his age...
  • What are the World’s Most Stylish Cities?

    Spoiler alert: Nottingham hasn’t made the cut. Paris, France View this post on Instagram Just uploaded my first ever travel guide!💫✨ Go check it out via the link in my bio. Also I would love to know your favorite spots in Paris!💕 A post shared by Noortje van Warmerdam...
  • Adventure Thrifts: Tokyo

    Much to the dismay of student travellers, Tokyo has recently been ranked as the world’s most expensive city. However, while studying abroad for a year in central Tokyo, I discovered various money-saving methods in order to spend as little yen as possible. I became a somewhat professional in saving...
  • A-Z Of Capital Cities: Tokyo

    Tokyo’s rich history began approximately five centuries ago, when the Shoguns moved their base from Kyoto to Tokyo. The new strategic position, originally named Edo, became the centre of politics and culture in Japan, and remained secluded from the rest of the world. During that time, distinctive types of...
  • Spotlight on Japan

    The endlessly fascinating country that is Japan remains an enigma to most Western tourists, despite its ‘closed’ period ending in 1868. The etiquette, language and customs are as foreign as can be, yet the kind, polite and humble nature of the Japanese people mean that such stark cultural differences...