Bringing or Importing Medicines into Japan

Jul 13, 2019 By Ray Proper

Caution is required when bringing any kind of medicine into Japan. Many products that are commonly available over the counter elsewhere in the world are not approved for sale in Japan (examples include medicines that contain Pseudoephedrine, such as Actifed, Sudafed, and Vicks inhalers) and their import is strictly prohibited....[ Click to read more ]

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Healthy Living Activities in Kobe

May 22, 2019 By Justin Hanus

With the second highest life expectancy in the world at an average of just under 84 years, Japan has a good reputation for healthy living. Expats relocating to Kobe can take advantage of the good quality natural environment, healthy foods and various facilities available in the city to keep themselves...[ Click to read more ]

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Get Cycling in Tokyo

Apr 13, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

When living in and around a sprawling metropolis such as Tokyo, getting from A to B can mean that you spend half of your day on trains, underground or on busses. Since the advent of smartphones most of this time is gazing into a screen, meaning that you often miss out...[ Click to read more ]

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Finding an English-speaking Personal Trainer

Mar 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Personal fitness is something that takes dedication, and mental training more than the physical will to push weights or run miles down the road. Moving to another country and embedding oneself into a different culture is hard enough without sacrificing our physical health in the process. Some years ago, I...[ Click to read more ]

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Pollen Allergies in Japan

Mar 20, 2019 By Ray Proper

The proportion of people who have problems with allergies in Japan is startlingly high.  People who suffer from allergies will suffer severe reactions from the pollen such as: Nasal congestion Sneezing Cough Watery eyes Runny nose Scratchy throat The most common culprit for producing allergy symptoms in Japan is the...[ Click to read more ]

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How to use Public Sports Facilities in Tokyo

Feb 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Staying in shape in a big city like Tokyo can be a chore sometimes; I myself am a big fan of running and biking outdoors, and sometimes it seems cars and bad traffic along with the sometimes extreme weather can have me sidelined for days, sometimes weeks without getting my...[ Click to read more ]

Onsen In and Around Hiroshima

Nov 27, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Hot springs, or ‘onsen,’ are a great idea any time of year, but there’s something about being outside and up to your chin in hot water that just really appeals in the depths of winter. Fortunately, you don’t need to book a room at one of the famous Kyushu hot...[ Click to read more ]

Do You Know Nags? Nagoya’s Hidden Gems

Aug 28, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you have been here for a few weeks or know the city like the back of your hand, Nagoya is a city that is full of surprises. New restaurants and bars pop up all the time, and you can be strolling down a familiar street and suddenly notice a...[ Click to read more ]

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Staying Cool in the (Japanese) Heat

Jul 25, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

  Our latest weather woes have made international headlines recently, with an unprecedented heatwave that has set records across Japan. Many of us come from countries where this is quite normal (my last summer trip back home had highs around 40ºC/101ºF), a large number may not have ever experienced this...[ Click to read more ]

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Hospitals in Nagoya Atsuta Ward

Jul 12, 2018 By Yamamori

Nagoya Eye Clinic - 名古屋アイクリニック Branch of medicine:  Ophthalmology Telephone:  0120-758-049 / 052-872-0490 Address:  Meitetsu Kanayama Dai 1 Bldg. 3F, 25-1 Namiyose-cho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/zYKcJRhdQBE2) Website:  www.lasik.jp/?cat=36  Hours: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 8:00-12:00 ○ ○ ○ × ○ ○ 14:00-18:00 ○ ○ ○ × ○ ○* Saturdays: 1:00...[ Click to read more ]