Melinda Joe

Melinda Joe is an American journalist living in Tokyo. She is the bar editor for the restaurant and bar guide Bento.com and the sake correspondent for The Japan Times, as well as a contributor to CNNGo.com. She also chronicles her adventures in food, sake, and wine on her blog, Tokyo through the Drinking Glass.

  • Where Iron Man Meets 'Iron Chef'

    What happens when a handful of the world's top chefs convene in Finland and cook for 70 people with unfamiliar ingredients and almost no equipment?

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What Happened to the Milky Way?

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we still save the night sky?

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The Faces of #BlackLivesMatter

Scenes from a recent protest in New York City

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Desegregated, Yet Unequal

A short documentary about the legacy of Boston busing

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life

The Supreme Court justice talks gender equality and marriage.

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Social Media: The Video Game

What if the validation of your peers could "level up" your life?

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The Pentagon's $1.5 Trillion Mistake

The F-35 fighter jet was supposed to do everything. Instead, it can barely do anything.

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