Elisabeth Lambert

Elisabeth's love affair with Japan began ten years ago. Having lived in both Osaka and Tokyo, she finds herself drawn to how the country’s traditions and processes manage to exist amongst the over-the-top wackiness for which modern-day Japan is notorious. Dividing her time with her husband and two young children between Tokyo and Melbourne, she regularly writes for print and online magazines in both countries, and is on a mission to save the English-speaking world from bad grammar. Elisabeth also loves a good bottle of bubbles, and is working on her first novel, although she tries her best not to combine the two.

Articles By Elisabeth

Choosing a Stroller for Use in Tokyo

Buying a stroller or buggy to use in Tokyo comes with its own set of specific considerations. With packed trains, lots of stairs, small retail...

September 12, 2013 | Families

Childhood Vaccinations in Tokyo

This article is not about whether to immunize your kids or not—that is another subject altogether. This article provides information on the vaccination schedules available...

September 5, 2013 | Families

Boost Juices

If you have trouble convincing your kids to eat fruit and vegetables, why not give juicing a try? It’s quick, easy and more often than...

August 29, 2013 | Families, Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Four Websites to Make Your Life in Japan Easier

Along with the boy band Sexy Zone and dubious English phrases such as “children are the orgasm of life,” Japan’s slow adoption of online shopping...

August 21, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle

Fiji with Kids

With two children under two, it seemed that holidays with couple time and lazy afternoons spent lying by the pool sipping cocktails were now luxuries...

August 15, 2013 | Families

Matsuri Madness: Summer 2013

Summer in Japan brings with it many good things to distract you from the heat—pineapple flavored chu-hi, kakigori (snow cones), and fireworks, just to name...

July 17, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle

Six Kid-Friendly Places to Escape the Elements

Whether it's the sweltering humidity of the Japanese summer, the dark, cold days of winter, or the downpours of the rainy season, there are times...

July 11, 2013 | Families

Three Great Tokyo Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

If you’re tired of fighting the summer crowds at all the usual parks, then try heading to a spot that’s slightly off the locals' and...

July 3, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle, Out & About