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 Voyapon, a resource for off-the-beaten path destinations in Japan.

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.

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

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Featured Work

Voyapon.com
Sheila Kimono Style Book
social life of kimono

Sometimes I Write For Fun and Therapy

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.

Workation – The Key to the Recovery of Japanese Tourism

Several years ago, the Japanese government coined the phrase "workation", a combination of vacation and telecommuting that could ideally be done from some beautiful natural location like a seaside resort or cabin in the woods. It was promoted as a means to combat the...

The Green Mile – A Long Road of Practicing Tea Ceremony

Each time I practice tea ceremony, I liken my practice to a wave breaking on a rocky shoreline. Eventually, the waves transform the sharp rock into soft velvety sand, but even after the waves have washed over the shore for decades, that transformation is difficult to...

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?

A Dance of Grace and Fools

The dancers are fools, everyone is a fool, so why not dance? A glimpse at Japan’s Awa Odori festival.

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