Rebecca Milner

Rebecca Milner is a freelance writer living in Tokyo since 2002. She writes for A Taste of Home and Japan Pulse, and she is the co-author of Lonely Planet’s travel guides to Tokyo and Japan.

For Rebecca Milner's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Rediscovering lost Tokyo

Jul 19, 2014

Rediscovering lost Tokyo

People who have lived in the capital for more than a few years generally claim to know Tokyo pretty well. We discover a forgotten side to the city that suggests they may not know it quite as well as they think.

Ghostly footprints of the 'modern girl' along Kamakura's coastline

Jun 14, 2014

Ghostly footprints of the 'modern girl' along Kamakura's coastline

There’s a scene in Junichiro Tanizaki’s serialized novel “Naomi” (originally titled “A Fool’s Love”) from 1924 where the besotted protagonist, Joji, watches his wife, Naomi — part Lolita, part Madame Bovary, all trouble — through the pine trees. Having just emerged from a seaside ...

Guide to Tokyo burgers returns with a new edition

Jun 13, 2014

Guide to Tokyo burgers returns with a new edition

When it comes to Tokyo food trends, four years is almost a lifetime. Back in 2010, when Yoshihide Matsubara wrote “The Burger Map,” the definitive guide to burgers in the capital area, hamburgers were still generating a fair amount of buzz. Then came pancakes ...