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Freedom Ahn

Journalist, Author

Ontario, Michigan, Hawai'i, Japan

Freedom Ahn

Journalist. Author. Historian.
Business. Finance. Technology.
Travel, Culture, Society (Japan, Hawai'i).

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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
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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
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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.
The Independent Link to Story
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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
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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
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Going Solar: Here’s What You Absolutely Need to Know

Going solar is becoming more and more common for homeowners across the country. If you’re considering transitioning to cleaner energy, you’ll want to know everything from how it lowers your electric bill to the federal and state incentives you may have available to you, how the system is installed, and how it actually works.
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The Human Endocannabinoid System

Our bodies naturally create compounds called endocannabinoids. And when we use cannabis, the cannabinoids present in the plant—including, but not limited to THC—engage a large network of cell receptors in our bodies that are part of something called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Parts of the Endocannabinoid System The ECS is comprised of three main parts; receptors found on the surface of the cells; naturally occurring molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors called endocannabinoids; and the enzymes that help break down the endocannabinoids after they’ve been used. Cannabinoid Receptors Cannabinoid receptors rest on the surface of cells and are constantly receiving information about the conditions surrounding the cell. They pass on that information to the cell’s interior, triggering an appropriate cellular-level response. These receptors are the messengers that tell your body how to respond to certain situations (and when to cease activity). This helps our bodies maintain something called ‘homeostasis,’ which is another way of describing our body in optimal balance or a stable internal environment. An ECS in balance is believed to play a role in the establishment of overall health and prevention of certain conditions When there is a disruption in our ECS, it can cause an imbalance pushing our body out of homeostasis. That imbalance, referred to as “Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency,” is believed to be a contributing factor for conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia.
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Can Cannabis Treat Glaucoma?

In July of 2015, Alice Donahue* reluctantly spent an afternoon at her doctor’s office. The 54-year old Fredericton mother of three had been experiencing blurred vision and headaches, but dismissed her symptoms as merely “finally needing glasses.” She would’ve skipped the visit altogether, but her husband insisted. “I wasn’t expecting glaucoma,” she says. Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease often characterized by a painful increase in pressure within the eye. It can lead to vision loss, total blindness, and in severe cases, removal of the affected eye. Glaucoma ranks as the world’s second leading cause of irreversible blindness. It is estimated that more than 250,000 Canadians suffer from the disease. Fortunately, blindness is no longer the inevitable outcome of a glaucoma diagnosis. With early detection and medical attention, significant vision loss can often be prevented. Some patients report success treating their glaucoma symptoms with cannabis, although the practice is not without controversy.
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Lyon City Breaks

With great shopping spots, hedonistic nightlife and plenty of cultural attractions, France’s second city is a fantastic destination for a city break. In addition, Lyon’s abundance of fine dining options and world-class chefs has earned the city the epithet the ‘gastronomical capital’ of the world.
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Tokyo Holidays

Want to make this year stand out? Make it the year you do something completely different! With many flights departing from London and other cities in the UK, Tokyo is much more accessible than its exotic location would suggest. Hop on a non-stop flight and it is twelve-hour flight – just as far as you might travel to get to California, but a world away!
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Holiday Flights to South Korea

South Korea is famous for its lush tropical forests, its rugged (and beautiful) coastline and modern cities such as Seoul. As this nation enjoys extremely friendly ties with the western world (particularly the United States and the United Kingdom), many English-speaking travellers choose to visit for a holiday.
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Japan Holidays

Japan is a fascinating country of contrasts as it is a unique place where modernity and the traditions of old sit harmoniously side by side. Head to the cities for world-class shopping, top galleries and some of the finest dining in the world. Rural locations offer different delights in the form of scenic walks snd remarkable scenery.

About

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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Skills

  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Thought Leadership
  • Book Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Interviews
  • Features Writing
  • Corporate Communications
  • Reporting
  • Hawai'ian Culture
  • Japanese Culture
  • Fintech
  • Technology
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Journalism