The ACCJ Journal


Staff writer for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan's magazine, the ACCJ Journal. This included numerous event reviews, features on food and drink, politics, real estate, education, technology, agriculture, finance and business.


Culture and Arts

Bilateral Brands

As part of DIT’s fashion is GREAT campaign, the British Embassy Tokyo hosted a women’s fashion showcase. I attended and wrote about some of the leading British women’s clothing brands on display and making a mark in Japan.

Life’s Journey

A book review of Yuri Aoyama’s Stardrops Revisited: A Collection of Bilingual Haiku.

How to Achieve Class and Confidence

The British School of Etiquette’s Principal Philip Sykes held a traditional afternoon tea, I attended to find out the etiquette, traditions and history of the UK’s beloved teatime.

Bags of Class

A feature on the British brand Globe-Trotter’s spring–summer 2017 collection, which features the suitcase from an air stewardess, whom collected hotel stickers from around the world while working for British Airways from 1960 to 1969.

When Music Takes Over

An interview with YUSK, or Yusuke Osada, a celebrated classical pianist who has battled with Tourette’s syndrome since childhood.

Maxine Cheyney