The holiday season is here!

This month we have some warming recipes to enjoy (even when it’s not cold!), a reality come true for one ALT who finally visited a childhood dream in Thailand, an interview with a prolific member of the LGBTQ community, and how she has helped many people (LGBTQ or not) find a home in one of the biggest cities in the world, and a great experience finding a community with a familiar sport.

There’s plenty more to see inside this issue, including our great events page to find all the happenings in the all the blocks.

Once again, some of the finest content found from all over Japan!