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Ed Griffiths

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Ed Griffiths worked in publishing in London for ten years before leaving in 2014 to follow his dream to live in Tokyo, having fallen in love with Japan on his first visit in 2007. He completed a MA in Linguistics at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) at the University of London in 2018. He is currently studying and working at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Books by Ed Griffiths


An insider's tour through the essential elements of Japanese living. Japanemoji curates 100 familiar modern icons - humble emojis - and shows how these Japanese inventions, globally used by billions, are gateways into modern Japan.

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