Children’s Day in Japan

Children's Day, or Kodomo no Hi as it is called in Japanese, is one of the holidays that make up Golden Week in Japan....

By Tokyo Mothers Group
May 5, 2014 | Families

Adventures in Entering a Japanese Elementary School

As the international mother of a brand new (pika-pika) first-grader (ichinensei) this year, I had many concerns. Would she settle in quickly? Would she be...

By Tokyo Mothers Group
April 22, 2014 | Families

Tokyo Fashion Week for the Masses

One of Tokyo’s biggest fashion festivals is about to descend upon us. To some it may seem that every day in Tokyo is a fashion...

By Chanyn Kirtman
March 14, 2014 | Fashion

Sun and Moon Yoga, Gotanda

Since it opened in 2003, Sun and Moon Yoga has been a go-to studio for yogis from around the world, with its bilingual classes attracting...

By Kelly Wetherille
November 19, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Ai Port Station, Aoyama: A Kids’ Oasis

Tucked away in a side street off Aoyama-dori is a sweet and charming kids' haven, called Ai Port Station. A picture of Noah’s Ark marks...

By Chanyn Kirtman
November 4, 2013 | Families

Hong Kong Right Now

Hong Kong is constantly moving, always forward and never backwards. Standing still on the street is enough to warrant a push or a shove from...

By Rebekah Chan
October 17, 2013 | Uncategorized

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

Six Western Health Foods You Can Buy in Japan

It is widely accepted that, overall, the Japanese diet is far healthier than that of most Western countries. Farmers markets are common, fruits and vegetables...

By Kelly Wetherille
October 7, 2013 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

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

The TMG Mentor Program

Being a parent in Tokyo can be a daunting prospect, particularly if it's your first child or if you are arriving in Tokyo with your...

By Tokyo Mothers Group
September 3, 2013 | Uncategorized