Phenomenon Reveals First Women’s Collection

Ever since its first show a few seasons ago, Phenomenon has consistently been one of the most interesting brands to participate in Japan Fashion Week....

By Kelly Wetherille
August 30, 2013 | Fashion

Boost Juices

If you have trouble convincing your kids to eat fruit and vegetables, why not give juicing a try? It’s quick, easy and more often than...

By Elisabeth Lambert
August 29, 2013 | Families, Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Gyrokinesis with Maya Ileto

While I love trying new exercise and fitness styles (I get bored easily and like variety), I am sometimes wary of newish programs that haven't...

By Kelly Wetherille
August 27, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Piacere, Marunouchi

  Most people likely don’t associate the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, with Italian cuisine, but this oversight is what makes its Piacere restaurant a bit of...

By Kelly Wetherille
August 26, 2013 | Food & Drink

Josie Pop-Up Shop, Shinjuku

New York-based lingerie brand Natori is bringing its second line, Josie, into Japan for the first time with two pop-up stores, one in Tokyo and...

By The Savvy Team
August 23, 2013 | Fashion

Asobono, Tokyo Dome City

For those days when it's too hot, rainy or cold to blow off steam outside, good indoor play areas and activities are essential for kids....

By Mia Moranza
August 22, 2013 | Families

Four Websites to Make Your Life in Japan Easier

Along with the boy band Sexy Zone and dubious English phrases such as “children are the orgasm of life,” Japan’s slow adoption of online shopping...

By Elisabeth Lambert
August 21, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle

JoliNails, Shirokane

Adjusting to life as a stay-at-home mum and trying to find the time to do what I previously did without a second thought has proven...

By Lisa Gravestock
August 20, 2013 | Families, Health & Beauty

Suji’s, Azabudai

When most people think of American food, they think of traditional, homemade dishes like apple pie, backyard-grilled hot dogs and tuna casserole. We all have...

By The Savvy Team
August 19, 2013 | Food & Drink

My Panda, Shibuya

When My Panda first opened at Shibuya Parco, the brand explained that its concept was that everything in the store—from cashmere cardigans and button-down shirts...

By Kelly Wetherille
August 16, 2013 | Fashion

Fiji with Kids

With two children under two, it seemed that holidays with couple time and lazy afternoons spent lying by the pool sipping cocktails were now luxuries...

By Elisabeth Lambert
August 15, 2013 | Families