Taking it Slow in Luang Prabang

The last time I rode a bicycle was in 2009 on Niijima Island. Before that, I was probably ten years old. Immediately after checking into...

By Rebekah Chan
November 21, 2013 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Easy Japanese for Going to the Doctor

In our last article we studied some Japanese for emergency health issues. In this issue, you’ll learn some useful phrases and vocabulary for visiting a...

By Asuka Naito
November 20, 2013 | Lifestyle

Swedish Christmas Bazaar 2013

SWEA is a worldwide non-profit organization for Swedish or Swedish-speaking women, and each year its Japan branch holds a Christmas bazaar where guests can enjoy...

By The Savvy Team
November 20, 2013 | Lifestyle

TELL’s 18th Annual Connoisseurs’ Auction

There is literally no end to the number of ways in which you can spend money on dining, drinking and entertainment in Tokyo, but if...

By The Savvy Team
November 14, 2013 | Lifestyle

Kanji Cheat Sheet: Temperature Control

Now that the mercury has started to drop, do you know how to switch your air conditioning unit to heating mode for the winter? Or...

By Elisabeth Lambert
November 6, 2013 | Lifestyle

Mori Living’s Luxury Residences

When people think about luxury apartments in some of Tokyo's most convenient, centrally located areas, the name that comes to mind most often is Mori...

By The Savvy Team
October 30, 2013 | Lifestyle

Easy Japanese for Emergencies

Although Japan is considered a relatively safe country in terms of crime, emergencies and disasters can of course happen. Being able to contact emergency services...

By Asuka Naito
October 8, 2013 | Lifestyle

Matsuri Madness: Autumn 2013

Although summer is officially over, the myriad of festivals occurring in and around Tokyo hasn’t diminished. In fact, the new season brings with it a...

By Elisabeth Lambert
October 7, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle

Idee’s Fall Fabric Campaign

Are you looking to decorate a new home, or just update your current one? For most of us, as renters in Tokyo, often one of...

By Kelly Wetherille
October 2, 2013 | Lifestyle

Five Free iPhone Apps for Foreigners in Tokyo

Japan is one of the most Smartphone-saturated countries in the world, and most of us gaijin are just as guilty of app addiction as our...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 25, 2013 | Lifestyle

The Kitsch and Quirk of Busan

It was the second week of August when South Korea announced its worst energy crisis. Two power plants stopped operating and government buildings were asked...

By Rebekah Chan
September 19, 2013 | Adventures, Lifestyle

BoConcept, Nihonbashi

Even while we were mourning the loss of the gorgeous BoConcept store at Roppongi Hills earlier this summer, the Danish furniture company was opening an...

By The Savvy Team
September 4, 2013 | Lifestyle

Louis Vuitton Exhibit at the Tokyo Station Hotel

Louis Vuitton's exhibition at the Tokyo Station Hotel, called Timeless Muses, opens to the public on August 31 and will remain open through Monday, September...

By The Savvy Team
August 30, 2013 | Lifestyle