Nicole Sato

Shin-Nisei born and raised in Torrance, trying to find the perfect medium of being Japanese and JA. Constantly on the quest for the best boba and french fries.

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Survive This Winter The Japanese Way!

How to survive winter, Japanese style

Dear Tatami

My love letter to the best flooring in the world. But it's also so much more.

What It's Like Traveling To Japan on Zipair, JAL's All New LCC

Have you been on Zipair? Here are the knows to survive the new Japanese LCC!

What To Eat on a Hot Day: Japanese Food Edition

Tired of somen? Try these Japanese summer dishes out!

When Cancer Wasn't My Main Problem

When I got cancer, I thought that would be my biggest problem. I was very wrong.

Hosting Day of Remembrance as a Shin-Nisei

I'm Shin-Nisei but I put on several Day of Remembrances. If you're in my shoes, my advice? Go for it.

Tips On How To Take People to Japan!

Were you just designated tour guide to a trip to Japan? Read up on some tips and tricks to keep your sanity.

Home Sweet Japan

Japan's been a second home for me, a place of comfort and familiarity. But I know this won't last.

Recovery Café: A Nonprofit Helping Folks On Their Path to Recovery

Learn about Recovery Café, a healing community for those traumatized by addiction, homelessness, and mental health challenges.

Stress Less with Games!

Is your life stressful? Try out some of these stress-free games!

My JA Community: A SoCal Transplant in NorCal's Summer

I moved to San Jose three years ago; this is my story of experiencing community in both NorCal and SoCal.

Our Favorite Japanese Summer Sweets!

Sweltering in the heat? Try these Japanese summer desserts the next time it's too hot to handle.

Japanese Fashion Through the Years

There’s a lot more to Japanese fashion than you can imagine. Let’s take a look at some major points of fashion in Japan.

Antiques Kinoedo: The Romance of Japanese Antiques

My dad has been antiquing for years, specializing in buying and selling Japan-made goods. I went behind the scenes to learn about his business.

The Culture of Touch

I'm not big about hugging. But is it because I was raised that way?

What’s in an Osechi?

An entire arrangement of traditional Japanese foods, and yet most of us don't know where it came from or what the foods represent.

New Years Traditions

Counting down to midnight is a worldwide tradition of New Years Eve. We asked our friends what else they do to ring in the new year, every year.

My Japanese Superstitions

Americans have likely heard the "don't step on a crack or you'll break your mother's back" superstition. But other countries have their own silly phrases, including Japan.