Mt. Takao: The Closest Getaway From The Grind

After one too many naps on the train commute, sometimes it's nice to take a breather, get out of the city, and visit a place...

By The Savvy Team
May 29, 2016 | Lifestyle, Out & About

This Weekend: Tokyo Area Events for May 28–29

From firefly viewing, an international affairs photo exhibition, two charity events, and a women career seminar to a beer garden event and a handmade...

By The Savvy Team
May 26, 2016 | Lifestyle, What's Happening

Kanji Cheat Sheet: General Appliances

Quick poll for the savvy women of Tokyo: Hands up how many of us operate kanji-covered household appliances through sheer guesswork? Moving to and setting...

By Elisabeth Lambert
May 25, 2016 | Lifestyle

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

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