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Zoria Petkoska

Tokyo Weekender commissioning editor and a polyglot, polymath, published poet. Or simply, a curious cat. Can be overly opinionated about coffee. Zoria is a neo-Tokyoite telling stories about the city in many forms. She loves all the things you would expect – travel, coffee, cyberpunk, concrete walls, power lines. The rattle of trains in the distance.

Articles by Zoria

Stranger Things Season 4 almost broke Netlifx with a record number of viewers tuning in to watch the season finale. The show’s popularity in Japan has been driving multiple collaborations and themed merchandise,…

Hellish heat calls for all kinds of summer coolers. When it comes to summer drinks in Japan, the beloved classics are sports drink like Pocari Sweat or a bottle of cold green…

Ramen is a culinary canvas. Not governed by strict washoku food rules, chefs can experiment with colors and ingredients. It’s food of the common man and woman, it’s a sobering bowl for…

Japan’s succinct literary gems are known for packing a wealth of meaning in just 17 syllables and for their intrinsic ties to the seasons. Consider it a poetic capsule that contains the…

Right by the thundering elevated train track in Shin-Okubo is a cluster of tiny izakaya eateries. You will probably struggle at first to notice Harukor (pronounced Harukoro) among them, as it inconspicuously…

It’s not every day that you meet a saint. If ever. So, when you do, you feel a mix of disbelief and a sense of urgency to ask the right questions. “I…

The latest season of Stranger Things has further opened an appetite for all things retro. Netflix confirmed a fifth season is coming, but that will probably be a long wait. You can…

The humans of Tokyo make this metropolis pulse with energy. In this Voice of Tokyo, from our May-June 2022 issue, we check in with four of the many Tokyo voices that make…