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Freedom Ahn

Journalist

Windsor, Ontario / Detroit, Michigan

Freedom Ahn

Finance. Technology. Japan. Fintech. Cryptocurrency. Blockchain. P2P. C-Suite. Careers. Remittances. Business & Tech In Asia.

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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.
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Can Hong Kong Rekindle the Fire?

In its evolution from sleepy fishing village to British-ruled port to mainland China gateway, Hong Kong's future has always been shrouded in uncertainty. Ever attuned to the shifting tides of regional politics, East-meets-West culture, and global business, this resilient city has defied predictions of its decline by adapting—and thriving.
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Ski in Style in Korea

With all the talk in the news this past week of people having ‘snow day’ around the world due the amount of beautiful white fluffy stuff falling from the skies and our friends in Hong Kong experiencing almost freezing temperatures some of us might be feeling a little hard done by. Make your snow dreams happen with a winter trip to Korea and experience the snow for yourself, you’ll be surprised how quick and easy it is to plan your trip!
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Summer Fun On Maui

Now that you’ve finally decided to take that dream vacation to Maui, it’s time to figure out which activities you simply must do. Maui has lots of wonderful things to do and see, so here’s a list of 4 simple and low-cost things to do in order to get the most out of your summer fun. A leisurely road trip to the tranquil town of Hana offers some of the most scenic views of Maui’s coastline, forests, and waterfalls.
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The Insider’s Guide To Snorkeling In Hawaii

If there is one thing that you are going to discover quickly, it is that Hawaiian waters have a multitude of different marine life almost as soon as you enter the water. Many people are amazed at how many fish and other marine life they encounter when snorkeling in Hawaii. Reef fish are the most common occurrence while snorkeling anywhere in Hawaii.
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Top 10 Family Excursions On Maui

If you’re planning a family vacation on Maui, there are countless ways to enjoy the beautiful scenery and explore its rich culture. Here are our top 10 picks for family fun on the Valley Isle. Haleakala National Park – This is where you’ll see the largest dormant volcano in the world. The summit provides incredible views of the entire island and ocean.
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Best of Shimokitazawa

Popular with the youth of Tokyo, Shimokitazawa's narrow winding streets make for a perfect day of cafes and vintage shopping. Unlike the large, traffic-congested streets found in many of the big tourist centers, the streets of Shimokitazawa form a relaxed pedestrian friendly shopping district. The many vintage stores in Shimokitazawa compete with each other by catering to specific styles and fashion trends.
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Deep in the Caves of the Fuji Five Lakes

Inside and out, Mount Fuji lives up to the title of World Heritage Asset while providing visitors with a great range of beauty and exploring opportunities. Besides climbing it, flying around it, and enjoying its scenic views, there is also the chance to explore three of the 80 caves located at the foot of Mount Fuji.
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9 Awesome Okinawa Castles, World Heritage Sites and More

While most tourists come to Okinawa in search of golden sands, warm seas and the gentle ocean breeze, visitors are also often mesmerized by the palpable ambience of the archipelago’s intriguing history. So unique and significant are the collection of Okinawa castle ruins, tombs and holy sites that UNESCO has awarded World Heritage Site status to no less than nine of them, and other sites designated Natural and Scenic Beauty abound.
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Where to Stay in Tokyo: Shibuya or Shinjuku

Tokyo is a vast metropolis comprised of 23 city wards, each one with its own alluring personality and charm. While two of Tokyo’s most popular wards, Shibuya and Shinjuku, are positioned next to each other, they can provide very different experiences. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the Shibuya and Shinjuku wards, including the top attractions and hotels.
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16 Hotels near Tokyo Disneyland That Have the Wow Factor

A capital city of contrasts, the neon-lit landscape of Tokyo exudes a touch of magical make-believe. Just 25 kilometres from Tokyo city centre you can experience the real thing – two Disney theme parks with their own enchanted anime-influenced atmosphere. Located on the shores of breezy Tokyo Bay in the Urayasu district, Tokyo Disney Resort is home to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, where both kids and adults alike can enjoy thrilling theme park action alongside a captivating waterfront setting.
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Top Dining Experiences in Osaka: The Kitchen of Japan

Osaka has more than earned its nickname “tenka no daidokoro”, which means the “nation’s kitchen”. For years travellers have been flocking to Osaka to indulge in the city’s famous street food and other culinary delights. Osaka has not only created some of the country’s most iconic foods; it has also mastered them.

About

Freedom Ahn

Freedom Ahn Chevalier is a cultural anthropologist (practical) and journalist specializing in traditional and contemporary Japanese culture and society. She has extensive experience working with domestic and international businesses, trade, digital, & print media publications covering a wide array of topics including business, finance, culture, politics, environment, conservation, and more.

She has written about technologies such as drones, crypto-, digital, & virtual currency, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cyber security, and more.

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

Freedom has been all over the world in publications including The Independent, Huffington Post, The Telegraph (UK), The Chicago Sun-Times, 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

  • East Asia
  • Korean Culture
  • Japanese Culture
  • Journalism