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

Easy Japanese for Izakayas

After a long stressful day, office workers in Japan love to wind down by drinking at an izakaya, a traditional Japanese style pub. So, if...

By Asuka Naito
September 11, 2013 | Lifestyle

Holistic Sanctuary, Akasaka

On a scorching August afternoon, I arrived at the doors of one of Tokyo‘s newest English-speaking spas, Holistic Sanctuary. Located in a new apartment block...

By Mia Moranza
September 10, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Legoland Discovery Center, Odaiba

Lego is one of those timeless toys that we all played with when we were kids, and which continues to be as great as it...

By Mia Moranza
September 9, 2013 | Families

Icon, Omotesando

Tokyo certainly has no shortage of cool clothing boutiques, and now shoppers can add a new destination to their lists: Icon, located in a residential-style...

By The Savvy Team
September 7, 2013 | Fashion

Clinton St. Baking Company, Aoyama

We love a long, lazy brunch on a weekend morning. Who doesn't? But sometimes we wish we could have the same comforting breakfast foods on...

By The Savvy Team
September 6, 2013 | Food & Drink

Monki, Harajuku

Swedish fast-fashion company H&M may be better known for its namesake brand, but now one of its other labels has entered the Tokyo shopping scene....

By The Savvy Team
September 6, 2013 | Fashion

Childhood Vaccinations in Tokyo

This article is not about whether to immunize your kids or not—that is another subject altogether. This article provides information on the vaccination schedules available...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 5, 2013 | Families