International School of the Sacred Heart, Hiroo

Conveniently located in Hiroo, International School of the Sacred Heart (ISSH) is an English speaking school for girls from Grade 1 through Grade 12, and...

By The Savvy Team
October 1, 2013 | Families

Kspace, Shirokane

The goal of Kspace is to support families with children at many stages of development, from babies to tweens. The staff pride themselves on offering...

By The Savvy Team
October 1, 2013 | Families

Saint Maur International School, Yokohama

Established in 1872 as an innovator of international education in Japan, Saint Maur International School continues to meet the needs of children from the multi-cultural,...

By The Savvy Team
October 1, 2013 | Families

Gymboree, Moto Azabu

Whether your child enjoys playing on equipment, moving to various musical styles, or using paint and modeling clay, there is a class for everyone at...

By The Savvy Team
October 1, 2013 | Families

Cookpad Launches English Site

Jun Kaneko has a unique business card. On the back is the English recipe for a Greek salad. In fact, all employees of Cookpad have...

By Japan Today
September 30, 2013 | Food & Drink

Five Incredible 100 Yen Store Buys for Kids

Here are top five buys for kids from the amazing wonderland that is the 100 yen store.

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 30, 2013 | Families

Super A Market, Aoyama

Since it opened in February 2011, Super A Market has proven to be a consistent favorite on the Aoyama shopping scene, due largely to its...

By Kelly Wetherille
September 27, 2013 | Fashion

Choosing an International School for Your Child

Japan is undergoing a rapid globalization of its education, and international schools are at the forefront of this change. The Tokyo area has some of...

By Mia Moranza
September 26, 2013 | Families

Five Free iPhone Apps for Foreigners in Tokyo

Japan is one of the most Smartphone-saturated countries in the world, and most of us gaijin are just as guilty of app addiction as our...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 25, 2013 | Lifestyle

Estética Brasil Beauty, Azabudai

No pain, no gain. For a long time, that was what I thought when it came to removing my “hair down there” all on my...

By Ryoko Kokuba
September 24, 2013 | Health & Beauty

FEW in 2013 to 2014

There is something very special about the energy generated by a group of women coming together for a common goal—not to mention the fantastic friendships...

By For Empowering Women
September 24, 2013 | Uncategorized

About For Empowering Women

FEW (For Empowering Women in Japan) has a long, rich history spanning more than 30 years and empowering hundreds of women in and outside of...

By For Empowering Women
September 24, 2013 | Uncategorized

Roti, Roppongi

In the Tokyo food maze, sometimes you need a taste of the familiar. A Tokyo classic since 2001, Roti has managed to stay fresh and...

By The Savvy Team
September 20, 2013 | Food & Drink

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

Day Care Options in Japan

Much has been made of Prime Minister Abe's plan to do away with childcare waiting lists in Japan by adding spots for 400,000 children by...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 19, 2013 | Families

Kidzania Tokyo

Tokyo has some great places for little ones to learn while playing, and KidZania is one of the most popular. The concept is simple: children...

By Mia Moranza
September 16, 2013 | Families

Fall Fashion Essentials

Fall fashion season is upon us, but with the Tokyo heat still having us all in our summer ensembles, it is hard to get in...

By Chanyn Kirtman
September 13, 2013 | Fashion

Choosing a Stroller for Use in Tokyo

Buying a stroller or buggy to use in Tokyo comes with its own set of specific considerations. With packed trains, lots of stairs, small retail...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 12, 2013 | Families