Freedom Ahn


Freedom Ahn

expert business & finance writer
🔹Technology incl. crypto, blockchain, drones, cybersecurity


Japanese Cherry Blossom Fever 2018

It’s springtime in Japan and that means cherry blossom season is near. But today snow is the last thing on people’s minds as cherry blossom fever begins to spread across the country, and around the globe. Despite its short season - the earliest Japanese cherry blossom trees (sakura) begin to bloom in southern Japan in late March with the last petals typically falling to the ground in mid-May in the north - the humble cherry blossom holds an important place in Japanese society.
Love Japan Magazine Link to Story

Sumo for Beginners

Japan’s national sport, Sumo, is a traditional style of wrestling with roots reaching back to Shinto festivals during the Edō period (1603-1868). Wrestlers would perform at shrines during these celebrations to entertain and honour the Shinto gods and goddesses (kami) with the hope their actions would encourage a bountiful harvest.
Love Japan Magazine Link to Story

10 Steps To Successfully Starting An Ecommerce Business

If you’ve ever wanted to be your own boss, starting an ecommerce business might just be the answer you’ve been looking for. Whether you purchase a ready-made store-in-a-box, add a storefront to your existing blog, or set yourself up on an existing marketplace such as eBay, Amazon, or Etsy, you can have your own shop in a matter of minutes.
Selz FounderU Link to Story

Kimono 101

When you think of Japan, chances are your mind quickly conjures up images of multi-tiered pagodas, sushi, and kimono. While kimono are a common sight, even in modern day Japan, most foreigners are surprised to learn that a typical kimono is made up of 12 (and sometimes more) separate pieces. And knowing how to properly wear them is a testament to a level of attention to detail and tradition rarely found outside of Japan.
Love Japan Link to Story

White people, please stop telling me I don’t ‘look Asian enough’

Chinatown. The word conjures images, vivid and distinct: blinking lights around a set menu in a restaurant window. Dark martial arts studios in deep basements with bearded men dispensing ancient secrets of self-defense. The ever-present smell of cooking rice, its steam scenting everything in the building with a moist sweetness.
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10 typical French foods to try in France

When you think of French foods, you probably find that snails, frogs legs and crème brûlée are among the first things to come to mind. However, you’re probably not surprised to hear that the French do not eat snails every day! This article lists some of the delicious and appetizing French dishes that you may not have heard about, and that you should try while you are in France, along with some interesting background information about each dish.

A Fresh Take on Food Trends From Paris

Paris is well known for its art, fashion and amazing cuisines. The elegant and posh city is home to numerous art galleries, trade shows and fashion shows that bring together visitors from all around the world. Other than these, the best food shows are organized in Paris. Let’s take a look at some common food trends from Paris.

Choosing the Right Wine for Every Meal and Moment

You don’t need to visit a French restaurant to enjoy a fine glass of wine. All you need to do is know how pairings work and you’ll enjoy every glass, at every meal, and given any circumstance. There are a ton of wines that you can choose from and the abundance in options should not overwhelm you.

What happened to street food in Japan?

In the UK, we have an undeniable love for Japanese food. And who can blame us? It’s notoriously nutritious and famed for fresh ingredients. But what do you know about Japanese street food? Japan is a country that balances traditional with ultra-modern, but is lagging behind in the street food scene, unlike many of its other Asian neighbours and renowned Japanese food blogger, Kanako Noda, believes that vegetarian street food is hard to come by in Japan.

Rise of Japanese street food in the UK

Vegetarian Japanese food? Yes you heard us right! Although vegetarianism isn’t as widely understood in Japan, vegetarian Japanese options are on the rise in the vibrant UK street food scene. Touring the streets of London is Yu Kyu, masters of Japanese comfort food. Their tasty vegetarian alternatives include Kabocha Croquette – a popular hearty snack in Japan, served up with pumpkin seeds, avocado, sesame seeds, Japanese brown sauce, and finely sliced red and white cabbage.

Coordinate efforts to realize a cashless society

Daisuke Tanaka, senior consultant at Nomura Research Institute Ltd., spoke to The Yomiuri Shimbun about the current state of and key challenges for cashless payments in Japan. The following is excerpted from the interview. The Yomiuri Shimbun: What are the merits of cashless payments? Tanaka: The use of cashless payments is growing.

Drift ice tours a hit with foreigners


Freedom Ahn

Freedom Ahn (Chevalier) is a journalist, author, and historian focusing. She has extensive experience working with domestic and international businesses, trade, digital, & print media publications covering a business, finance, technology, and culture (Hawai'i, Japan: traditional and contemporary culture and society). And the occasional recipe!

She has written about technologies such as drones, crypto-, digital currencies, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and more.

She is also the founder and senior copywriter at WriteAhn - a B2B and B2C digital marketing agency whose specialties include business operations; careers, recruiting, & human resources; talent management, productivity, and workforce issues; finance; domestic and international tax issues; venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, investor relations, and C-suite communications.

Freedom has been all over the world in publications including The Independent, Huffington Post, The Telegraph (UK), The Chicago Sun-Times, The Telegraph, The Los Angeles Times, and The Jerusalem Post to name just a few.

She is the daughter of a French chef and has a keen interest in food, with several of her original recipes winning national and international awards.

She resides a few minutes south of Detroit, Michigan with her husband, their three Japanese dogs, and four French cats.



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