Author name: Melissa Uchiyama

I am an American who has made her home in Japan for close to 15 years. I lead creative writing camps and mentor young authors! A writer, myself, I often write about heritage, food, and raising bicultural kids in Tokyo.

When Loss and Miscarriage are Multicultural: They Span the Globe Part 2

Trigger warning: this post offers a global, multicultural perspective on loss and miscarriage, an experience that’s deeply personal and yet, universal. This post shares the author’s personal experience and is the second post in a two-part mini-series. If you are currently struggling with loss, please make use of the resources shared here and in the […]

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When Loss and Miscarriage are Multicultural: They Span the Globe Part I

Trigger warning: this post offers a global, multicultural perspective on loss and miscarriage, an experience that’s deeply personal and yet, universal. If you have experienced it, please check out our resources at the end. This first post in a two-part mini-series shares the author’s personal experience, while the second will offer more practical advice. If

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Hanukkah in Japan – Celebrating Family Traditions

Hanukkah approaches – it’s November, after all. Leaves are changing and the days grow visibly shorter with every passing, dark evening. I’m thinking about latkes, those crispy potato pancakes, and taking out our menorahs. I’m also recalling that time our eldest daughter, barely aged two, scared the living daylights out of me. Don’t set fire

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