Japanese Superfoods: Sesame

Sesame seeds have a long history, with research tracing their use dating back to almost 3000BC. Although they are thought to have originated in India,...

By Luisa Heenan
November 17, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Maquillage Pop-Up Shop in Omotesando

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, popular Japanese makeup brand Maquillage will be opening a pop-up shop later this month in Omotesando. It has also...

By The Savvy Team
November 10, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in November

I love makeup just as much as the next girl, but any woman's beauty regime needs to start with the basics. So this month, I'm...

By Alisa Kerr
November 3, 2015 | Health & Beauty

This Video Teaches You Japanese Girls’ Makeup Secrets

Shiseido recently released the video below on its YouTube channel, with the caption in Japanese saying, "the makeup secrets of high school girls." The video...

By The Savvy Team
October 20, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in October

September may be the official start to autumn in Japan, but the temperatures usually don't really start to drop until October. This month is a...

By Alisa Kerr
October 6, 2015 | Health & Beauty

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Five Weird and Wonderful Japanese Beauty Gadgets

Perusing the beauty section of Japanese department stores can be a bit like a exploring a parallel universe. Being presented with an abundance of gizmos...

By Juliette Olah
September 29, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Jill Stuart Brings a Beauty Party to New Harajuku Store

Later this week, Jill Stuart Beauty will open a new store in the Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku shopping center, but it won't be just another...

By The Savvy Team
September 15, 2015 | Health & Beauty

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Five Meditation Tips for Busy Tokyoites

Amongst the pulsing neon lights and the frantic pace of city life in Tokyo, it can be hard to find the zen that Japan introduced...

By Joanna Pearce
September 8, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in September

September marks the official beginning of autumn, which means a new season of trends and, eventually, cooler weather. It's a great time to start switching...

By Alisa Kerr
September 1, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Japanese Superfoods: Konjac

Konjac root has long been included in many Japanese weight loss diets for its near-zero calorie content and high fiber, so it’s no wonder that...

By Luisa Heenan
August 31, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Fall Makeup Trends from Japan’s Top Brands

From drugstore to department store brands, the best cosmetics lines in Japan will begin releasing their fall color collections this month, so it's time to...

By Kelly Wetherille
August 18, 2015 | Health & Beauty