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 Yulia Mizushima
May 29, 2016 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Nana-berry-cherry Smoothie Bowl

Recipe: Nana-berry-cherry Smoothie Bowl

Get berry beautiful skin with this seasonal smoothie bowl.

By Anisa Kazemi
May 27, 2016 | Food & Drink

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

6 Easy Steps to Mindful Eating

At times referred to as the "opposite of diets," mindful eating is a concept with its roots in Buddhist teachings, focused more on the experience...

By Anisa Kazemi
May 25, 2016 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

The Oldest Sake Shop in Tokyo

It’s kind of amazing to think a that single business entity can have roots that go all the way back over 420 years to 1596­....

By The Savvy Team
May 24, 2016 | Food & Drink

Bullying in Japanese Schools

The Japanese word "ijime" sounds much more sinister than its English translation, bullying. For today’s Japanese parents, their experience of bullying was back in the...

By Kirsty Kawano
May 23, 2016 | Families