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Letters from Japan: ‘Communication Issues’

Savvy Tokyo's resident "Love in Japan" columnist, Hilary Keyes, answers anonymous questions from readers on everything from dating in Japan to women’s health issues. Got a question you’d…

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Fiery Bouquets: Exploring Japan’s Fall Flowers

As the heat of summer wanes, fall brings a fresh batch of flowers to gardens across Japan. Read on below for five of the most representative blooms of…

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For September 19-25

This week let's appreciate great works of art, different cultures and most of all, ourselves. Spend your weekend of self-care exploring the latest exhibits, experiences and festivals all…

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Ikigai In Practice

Living your life with purpose—finding your ikigai.

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It’s Time To Talk About No-Mask Anxiety

Anxiety levels are on the rise as people consider a maskless future in Tokyo.

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For September 12-18

This week's events are all about getting out of the house and trying new things. Whether its Taiwanese soup dumplings, watching traditional Thai dances in Yoyogi or stargazing…

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10 Affordable Japanese Goods to Elevate Your Self-Care Sunday

Whether your idea of taking time for yourself involves a home spa, journaling with some new stationery, or indulging in a snacking ritual, these products will maximize your…

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Tokyo Art Scene: Summoning Our Inner-child

From beloved childhood characters to vibrant contemporary art, these exhibitions will encourage you to take a plunge back into your youth.

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Melissa Uchiyama Director of Tokyo Kids Write

Writer and educator Melissa Uchiyama discusses her organization Tokyo Kids Write and the power of writing she wishes to inspire future creatives with.

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For September 5-11

This week is all about tapping into our creative side. From art exhibits, unique culinary experiences to dance festivals. Let's do what makes us feel happiest.

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5 Tokyo Fashion Trends You’ll See Everywhere This Fall 2022

Not sure what to wear as the weather gets cooler? Let us be your guide. Here, we uncover five of the coolest fall trends and looks that anyone…

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5 Japanese ‘Compliments’ That Can Sound Off To Foreigners

Have you ever had a strange observation about you pointed out in Japan? Surprisingly enough, you may actually be getting complimented!

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For Aug. 29 – Sep. 4

As summer slowly comes to pass here are this week's seasonal roundups of events, festivals and performances you shouldn't miss out on. Whether it be spending an afternoon…

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Kanji Cheat Sheet: Emergencies

If there's any kind of kanji to be familiar with, it's definitely the kind that deals with emergencies and possible violations.

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Tips To Relieve Back Pain Caused By Working From Home

Working from home can be a real pain in the — back! Try some of these tips and tricks to help prevent and relieve back pain.

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Personalized Housekeeping Services from Kurashinity

Over the past couple of years, circumstances beyond our control have kept us indoors and made us well and truly aware of how important a clean, ordered home…

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For August 22-28

Spend the week attending the last few events of the season. As summer draws to a close, don't miss out on spectacular dance festivals, beer gardens and other…

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Letters from Japan: “Not So Serious”

Savvy Tokyo's resident "Love in Japan" columnist, Hilary Keyes, answers anonymous questions from readers on everything from dating in Japan to women’s health issues. Got a question you’d…

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Recipe: Tuna Tataki And Mango Salad

Who would've thought that tuna and mango would match this well?!

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For August 15-21

This week is all about making summer memories. Be it watching a grand fireworks display with a loved one or grabbing a pint of cold beer on a…

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Tokyo Cafes With Free WiFi

Sometimes working from home can be distracting. If you're looking for where to go for a change of pace and a good cup of coffee to go along…

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Swimwear Shopping in Tokyo

Take your hottest look down the beach with this Savvy guide to Tokyo's best swimwear shopping.

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For August 8-14

This week is all about enjoying summer without the heat that comes along with it. Whether you're listening to Jazz artists or exploring a different part of Tokyo,…

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5 Seasonal Vegetables to Buy in Japan This Summer

With food prices on the rise, there’s no time like the present to start eating locally and sustainably in Japan.

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Tokyo Art Scene: Digital Art

Tokyo Art Scene is a biweekly report on ongoing art and design exhibitions around Tokyo. It features event listings for architecture, art, ceramics, design, fashion, fine arts, photography…

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Getting the Contraceptive Pill in Japan

The percentage of Japanese women who take oral contraception is still minimal in comparison to women in the West, where it reigns as one of the most popular…

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For August 1-7

With summer in full swing, beat the heat with this week's picks that range from shopping for rare antiques to one of a kind indoor art exhibits.

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My Experience Donating Hair In Tokyo

A win-win scenario: A refreshing summer haircut for me and a new wig-do for a cancer patient in need.

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Family Living: Toranomon Hills Residential Tower

Location? Tick. Glamour? Tick. Homey and family-oriented? Tick. All you’re looking for in a serviced apartment is care-packaged in Mori Building Co’s Toranomon Hills Residential Tower.

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Letters from Japan: “Hidden Past”

Savvy Tokyo's resident "Love in Japan" columnist, Hilary Keyes, answers anonymous questions from readers on everything from dating in Japan to women’s health issues. Got a question you’d…

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For July 25-31

This week's roundup of events will have you exploring different spots all over the city. Spend your days browsing through highly acclaimed works of art, iconic fashion pieces…

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Refreshing Leaves: 5 Summertime Teas to Help Beat the Heat

Unlike sweetened American ice tea or the deep and dark black teas that keep us toasty in the winter, the Japanese teas that reign supreme in the summer…

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Tokyo Art Scene: Collections of Japanese Major Corporations

Tokyo Art Scene is a biweekly report on ongoing art and design exhibitions around Tokyo. It features event listings for architecture, art, ceramics, design, fashion, fine arts, photography…

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Survival Guide: Japanese Summer

Read on for some simple yet effective advice on how to turn the most dreadful season, for a lot of us, into not just bearable, but more than…

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For July 18-24

This week is for learning more about the world around you. From stories behind famous book characters, different cultures across Japan and even the plants in your own…

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Avoiding The Sizzle: 5 Japanese Sunscreens for Summer 2022

What’s the worst kept secret in Japanese skincare? Sunscreen! Japan notoriously leads the way in the sunscreen market, let me introduce five favorites that protect your skin and…

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For July 11-17

Jump right into summer with all the seasonal eats and happenings that Japan has to offer. Here are this week's picks of events from local festivals to art…

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Business Owner Kyoko Nagano Shares What’s Behind Her Passion

A desire to help safeguard the future of Japan’s traditional industries is driving Kyoko Nagano forward.

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5 Appliances to Level Up Your Japanese Apartment Kitchen

When you’re struggling to healthily feed a family on two burners (and hopefully a rice cooker!), consider the five purchases below to make cooking more simple and enjoyable.

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For July 4-10

This week is all about making your dreams come true, being bold enough to make another wish and work toward achieving it! Here is our weekly round-up of…

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Recipe: Japanese Ume Plum Syrup Juice

Take advantage of the umeshu-making sets at stores this season to make a tasty syrup that the whole family can enjoy.

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Tokyo Art Scene: Painting, the Avant-Garde and Other Photography Exhibits

Tokyo Art Scene is a biweekly report on ongoing art and design exhibitions around Tokyo. It features event listings for architecture, art, ceramics, design, fashion, fine arts, photography…

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6 Japanese Films Perfect For Girls’ Night

Pocky? Check. Highballs? Check. The perfect film list? We're all set!

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For Jun. 27-Jul. 3

Welcome July, welcome heat and rain! But don't let this keep you indoors. Start the month with a visit to an eco-friendly handicraft market, have a day trip…

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Sunny Blooms: Discovering Japan’s Summertime Flowers

There’s no place to beat the heat like the oasis of your own urban garden. Whether you’re new to the greenery game or an avid gardener, read on…

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Quick Guide: Know And Understand Food Allergies In Japan

Use this guide to make food shopping safer for those with allergies.

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For June 20-26

The week is all about embracing culture—traditional and international—and celebrating originality in all its artistic forms. Explore the world through music and gourmet, climb a mountain and treat…

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Skill-Building In Japan Through Extracurriculars

A quick guide to choosing your young child’s after-school activities in Japan.

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Tokyo Art Scene: Art Week in Omotesando and Harajuku

Tokyo Art Scene is a biweekly report on ongoing art and design exhibitions around Tokyo. It features event listings for architecture, art, ceramics, design, fashion, fine arts, photography…

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