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Hi there. I’m Kimi Sugiyama. Welcome to my corner of the internet where I share travel stories and photos that stem from my insatiable desire to explore different cultures through food, nature, people, and all the adventures that come intertwined.

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Taking the JLPT in Japan

Taking the JLPT in Japan

Two years ago, I wrote about taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) for the first time. The test measures one’s reading and listening ability as well as knowledge of vocabulary, kanji, and grammar. There are 5 exam levels, N5 being the easiest […]

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Will Work for Travel

A photo collection by SYT – Download for Free


After quitting my desk job in 2012, I set out on a year long trip around the world across parts of North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. WWFT is that journey encompassed in 100 snapshots showcasing how radically different one place is from another. From Russia and Turkey to Malaysia and Korea, I leave no place behind in the hopes that it will inspire you to go out and explore this beautiful world for yourself.
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Will Work for Japan

A photo collection by SYT – September 30, 2015


Having spent one year traveling all over Japan from the northern most prefecture of Hokkaido to the islands of Okinawa, WWFJ is a photo timeline that captures the quirks of Japanese culture, their culinary industry’s creativity, kindness of the people, and beauty of its landscape’s mixture of new and old. The idea behind WWFT is to entice you to visit Japan through 100+ photos and arm you with the resources you need to make the most of your time in Japan.