The Complicated Rituals of Japanese Funerals

Last month, I wrote “Pay Attention to the ‘Emergency’ Kanji,” in which my darling partner mistook the “let the parcel man in” button for the...

By Ai Faithy Perez
October 21, 2015 | Lifestyle

Go Back in Time at Nihon Minkaen

It’s hard to believe that a short 30-minute train journey from Shinjuku station can take you so far back in time. Kawasaki’s Nihon Minkaen is...

By Cheryl White
October 15, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Artisan Shops and a Hammock Cafe at 2k540

2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan is an unusually named shopping precinct located fittingly 2.54 kilometers from Tokyo Station. This method of measuring distances out of Tokyo was...

By Cheryl White
October 7, 2015 | Art & Culture, Lifestyle

Exploring Nishi Kasai, Tokyo’s Little India

Visions of Bollywood dancers, swirling saris and the wafting aromas of spices filled my head as I trekked across town to discover the enclave of...

By Cheryl White
September 30, 2015 | Lifestyle

Event Report: Savvy Wine Seminar and Party

Together with Le Cordon Bleu Japan and MHD Moët Hennessy Diageo, Savvy hosted a wonderful wine event on Friday, September 18. Master of Wine Annette...

By The Savvy Team
September 28, 2015 | Lifestyle

Pay Attention to the “Emergency” Kanji

Early on a Sunday morning, I was rudely jolted out of my peaceful sleep by raging sirens. My lovely, unable-to-read-difficult-kanji partner had pressed the emergency...

By Ai Faithy Perez
September 9, 2015 | Lifestyle

Hiking Mt. Mitake’s Varied Scenery

Tired of spending your summers at overcrowded beaches or pools? Sometimes the best way to cool down in Japan during summer is to get out...

By Camille Perry
September 3, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Travel to Oz to Benefit Shine On Kids

Now is your chance to realize your childhood dreams of following the yellow brick road to the Emerald City. On September 26, the ballroom of...

By The Savvy Team
September 2, 2015 | Lifestyle

Test Your Endurance by Walking the Camino de Santiago

It’s summer in Europe, and when it’s summer in Europe people walk! Alpine hikes in Germany and Switzerland, and lake district ramblings in Norway, Sweden...

By Cheryl White
August 28, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Savvy Event: Wine Seminar and Networking Party

Do you love wine and delicious food? Would you like to learn more about wine from one of the world's leading experts on the subject?...

By The Savvy Team
August 26, 2015 | Lifestyle

Stephen Knoll Pop-Up Hair Smoothing Bar in Aoyama

Typhoon season hit with a vengeance this year, and earlier than usual. For many of us, that means frizz-tastic hair with far more volume than...

By The Savvy Team
August 25, 2015 | Lifestyle