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A Beginner’s Guide to Harajuku’s Lolita Fashion

The world of a Japanese Lolita girl is an alluring and yet mysterious one. For those of us with an interest in finding out more...

By Joanna Pearce
July 3, 2015 | Style

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Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in July

Lu Lu Lun Sheet Face Mask: High Moisture Visit any Japanese drugstore and you will come across an impressive selection of sheet face masks. Sheet...

By Alisa Kerr
July 1, 2015 | Health & Beauty, Uncategorized

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Pom Pom Purin Cafe, Harajuku

Pom Pom Purin is the lovable golden retriever character brought to us by Sanrio. He is never seen without his signature brown beret, and he...

By Joanna Pearce
June 29, 2015 | Food & Drink

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Refresh Your Wardrobe with Summer Accessories

Staying on trend in the fashion world doesn’t mean a new wardrobe every season. Smart accessorizing is a great way to remain “en vogue” without...

By Chanyn Kirtman
June 26, 2015 | Style

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Genki Sushi: Perfect for Tokyo Visitors on a Budget

Genki Sushi draws diners from all over the world with two things quintessential to Japan: sushi and super cool robotics. At the Shibuya branch, white...

By Amanda Taylor
June 26, 2015 | Food & Drink

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The Weird and Wonderful World of Japanese Street Food

Summer is around the corner. I can feel it on my skin. The hot, heavy air; the gentle sizzle you feel on your shoulders when...

By Ai Faithy Perez
June 24, 2015 | Living

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Savvy Tips for Avoiding Dreaded “Bento Stress”

When my European friend, whose four-year-old is going to a Japanese school, first mentioned the term "bento stress," I did not have a clue what...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
June 22, 2015 | Mamas

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Explore the Unexplored in Tottori Prefecture

If you want to see what off-the-beaten-track Japan really looks like, then head to Japan’s least populated prefecture, Tottori. It’s located in the western part...

By Suzanne Bhagan
June 18, 2015 | Travel

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Happy Birthday, Tokyo Style

Are you tired of celebrating your birthday in Tokyo in the same old lackluster way? Has sponge cake lost its allure? Flowers and dinner are...

By Cheryl White
June 17, 2015 | Health & Beauty, Living

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Recipe: Cucumber Seaweed Marinade

Cucumber is another cooling vegetable that is very cheap and readily available all across Japan. Plus, it consists of 96 percent water, meaning it's perfect...

By Mariko Nakamura
June 15, 2015 | Food & Drink

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Summer Fashions to Help You Beat the Heat

Tokyo’s humid season is upon us (for many of us, our hair is the first indicator), and while most welcome the summer sun with open...

By Chanyn Kirtman
June 13, 2015 | Style

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