TODD FONG

A Japan-based writer & photographer

 

Creating Connections Between Japan and the West through stories

I love Japan: its landscapes, its culture, and its people. My passion for this wonderful country helps me to write and photograph Japan in fresh ways, with a child-like curiosity and wonder. Interwining words and images, I weave stories that make people want to know more about this beautifully unique country.

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BLOG ARTICLES

Creator of the blog 365 Japan. 1 image. 100 words. Every day.

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TRAVEL WRITING

Japan travel writing and photography for international media online and print publications.

MANAGEMENT / EDITOR

Co-Editor-in-Chief of Voyapon, editing English articles for over a dozen freelance writers.

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT

Creating customized promotional posts in Facebook and Instagram for companies and local tourism boards.

PRESENTATION MEDIA

Communicating important information in easy-to- understand format and beautifully designed diagrams.

BRAND DEVELOPMENT

Working with tourism boards to develop new ways to present their regions to the English speaking world.

Featured Work

Voyapon.com
Metropolis Japan Logo
Tokyo Weekender
Sheila Kimono Style Book
social life of kimono

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A Japanese woman dances in an Awa Odori festival in Tokyo, Japan.

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Sometimes I Write For Fun and Therapy

Driving at the End of the World

This is the Iya Valley of Tokushima Prefecture, sitting at the edge of the world, sometimes just beyond it.

Desperately Seeking Shoyu In Saitama

Let Chiba have their giants of mass-produced soy sauce. I’ll head west to Kawagoe, where three craft shoyu makers are still creating cedar barrel-aged masterpieces of sweet umami flavor.

The Insanity of 21st Century Japanese Katana Swordmaking

Though the clients have changed, the masters behind the craft remain the same: madmen obsessed with the quality of their blades.

Kadokawa Musashino Museum – The Rock Floating On Water

Information about the Kadokawa Musashino Museum, designed by architect Kengo Kuma. This building opened in Tokorozawa, Saitama in 2020.

The Vegetarian Food Culture of Kyoto

Kyoto is certainly rich in Japanese tradition and cultural history, but how well does it fare when it comes to vegetarian cuisine? I found out on a recent business trip to the old capital.

The Green Mile – A Long Road of Practicing Tea Ceremony

What the world’s worst tea ceremony student has learned through practicing tea in Japan, and it isn’t about tea at all.

4 Personalities That Can Thrive in Tokyo

Many people in the world dream of living in Tokyo. Do you have the personality type that can thrive in Tokyo?

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