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:

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 ...

Where would Santa find Finnish flavors in Japan?

| Dec 19, 2013

Where would Santa find Finnish flavors in Japan?

Dear readers, I have made a wonderful discovery: Finnish cinnamon rolls, korvapuusti, are not just cinnamon rolls. They are cinnamon and cardamom rolls and they are delicious. Also, korvapuusti translates to “slapped ear” — perhaps because the dough is rolled rather than coiled — ...