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

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

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in May

May heralds the arrival of summer and the sun's intense influence on beauty and fashion—and your skin. This month, we have ways to protect that...

By Alisa Kerr
May 19, 2016 | Health & Beauty

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in April

The arrival of cherry blossom season means spring is finally here, which means it's time to switch up our beauty routines. This month we have...

By Alisa Kerr
April 5, 2016 | Health & Beauty

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in March

Spring has finally arrived, and this month's top beauty buys will help refresh your makeup and skincare regime, having you looking great for your hanami...

By Alisa Kerr
March 3, 2016 | Health & Beauty

Japanese Style Homemade Vegetable Stock

Stocks and broths are a bit of an enigma in that they are incredibly easy and inexpensive to make, and yet most people don't realize...

By Kelly Wetherille
February 19, 2016 | Food & Drink

Easy Tips for Traveling in Style and Comfort

For many people, the end-of-year and new-year season signifies more than just sparkly lights, festive decorations, family functions, gift shopping, and insane amounts of food....

By Kelly Wetherille
December 18, 2015 | Fashion