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Japanese Food Guide

The Informed Guide to Japanese Food & Drink

Welcome to Japanese Food Guide, a Japan-focused travel publication with an all-female team dedicated to providing a new kind of content on a much-loved destination.

We’ll explain Japanese food culture in a way only insider voices can – from dining etiquette, to what to eat and where to eat it, right through to addressing all those cultural wonders and oddities that you didn’t know what to make of. If you have the question, we want to answer it!

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Jessica Korteman, Founder of Japanese Food Guide, sits on the lawn of her Melbourne home with a fan palm and other green leafy plants behind her. She wears a long patterned skirt with royal blue as the dominant color and a black v-neck top with fanned capped sleeves. She has long, brown hair and her head is slightly tilted towards the camera.

Founder & Editor of Japanese Food Guide, Jessica Korteman

Jessica is a professional travel writer and leading Japan expert, who created JFG as a platform exclusively for female contributors, a deliberate move by Jessica to change the face of an industry that often undervalues and underpays the contributions of women.

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