Top-Notch Japanese Hospitality at the Imperial Hotel

I declined when the guest attendant offered to take my suitcases. They were wet with rain, and she was in a kimono. But before I...

By Sandra Barron
March 6, 2014 | Lifestyle

Community Building Events by Mori Living

Living in a large city such as Tokyo can be isolating; we are so busy going about our daily lives that we sometimes forget to...

By The Savvy Team
March 5, 2014 | Lifestyle

80s Disco Dance Party!

If you're anything like us, you never miss a chance to shake your booty and bop your head to some classic 80s tunes, whether you're...

By The Savvy Team
February 20, 2014 | Lifestyle

Carpet Doctor to the Rescue

Tsuyoshi Takano, manager and “master textile cleaner” at Carpet Doctor, provides his personal mobile phone number for customers to call for an evaluation. When I...

By The Savvy Team
February 19, 2014 | Lifestyle

Redecorate for Spring with Francfranc

Now through the end of March, interior design store Francfranc is offering a series of deals and specials to help you get your home looking...

By The Savvy Team
February 12, 2014 | Lifestyle

Ishigaki Island: Diving and More

Just three and a half hours away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo is a quiet, peaceful world of stunning beaches and excellent dive...

By Bonnie Waycott
February 6, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

The Power of Emotion

Soness Stevens’ talk at the November FEW meeting started with her asking us to write two words on the bottom of our shoes. Any two...

By For Empowering Women
January 28, 2014 | Lifestyle

Brighten Your Winter with Indoor Gardening

We're fortunate in Tokyo that our winters are not as gray and dreary as they can be in some other parts of the world, but...

By Kelly Wetherille
January 23, 2014 | Lifestyle

Sapporo Snow Festival

In just a few weeks Japan’s largest snow festival will take place in Hokkaido’s capital, Sapporo. The seven-day snow and ice event features hundreds of...

By Chanyn Kirtman
January 16, 2014 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Nicolai Bergmann’s Aoyama Flagship

The large, modern Nicolai Bergmann complex in Minami Aoyama is the brand’s flagship store and showcases the very best in the popular florist's signature contemporary...

By Alisa Kerr
January 15, 2014 | Food & Drink, Lifestyle

Diving In: Scuba in Japan

Japan and scuba diving just don't seem to go together. After all, Japan isn't the first country that comes to mind when we think about...

By Bonnie Waycott
January 2, 2014 | Adventures, Health & Beauty, Lifestyle