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6 Easy Steps to Mindful Eating

At times referred to as the "opposite of diets," mindful eating is a concept with its roots in Buddhist teachings, focused more on the experience...

By Anisa Kazemi
May 25, 2016 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

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The Oldest Sake Shop in Tokyo

It’s kind of amazing to think a that single business entity can have roots that go all the way back over 420 years to 1596­....

By The Savvy Team
May 24, 2016 | Food & Drink

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Bullying in Japanese Schools

The Japanese word "ijime" sounds much more sinister than its English translation, bullying. For today’s Japanese parents, their experience of bullying was back in the...

By Kirsty Kawano
May 23, 2016 | Families

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Basic Etiquette Tips for Japan

When traveling or moving to a completely new country, it is expected that you might commit a social faux pas or two. But with some...

By Asuka Naito
May 22, 2016 | Lifestyle

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Tokyo on Foot: Exploring Aoyama

Much like New York, Tokyo is a city that is made for walking. Sure there are ample taxis, efficient buses and regular, well organized trains...

By Cheryl White
May 21, 2016 | Lifestyle

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This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for May 21–22

It will be warm and sunny this weekend, so take the chance to leave your house and enjoy the plenty of outdoor events happening in...

By The Savvy Team
May 20, 2016 | Lifestyle, What's Happening

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Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in May

May heralds the arrival of summer and the sun's intense influence on beauty and fashion—and your skin. This month, we have ways to protect that...

By Alisa Kerr
May 19, 2016 | Health & Beauty

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10 Things to Do in Tokyo Before Your Baby Arrives

Tokyo is full of fabulous experiences for women enjoying all stages of life, but once your little bundle of joy arrives you will find yourself...

By Joanna Pearce
May 18, 2016 | Families

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Easy Japanese for Taxis

So, you’ve just finished a marathon shopping spree and the prospect of lugging your spoils across Tokyo on foot doesn’t sound all that appealing to...

By Asuka Naito
May 16, 2016 | Lifestyle

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What to Do When Your Child Has a Fever in Japan

You are just about to go to bed and you notice your child is flushed in the face. You put your hand on her forehead...

By Mia Moranza
May 15, 2016 | Families

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See Tokyo, Run Tokyo: Five Scenic Running Courses

Tokyo might be one of the most cramped metropolises in the world, but whether you're into long-distance training, trail running, or just in need of...

By Yulia Mizushima
May 14, 2016 | Health & Beauty