Get Cycling in Tokyo

Mar 27, 2020 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...[ Click to read more ]

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Things to do While Practicing Social-Distancing

Mar 25, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Thanks to the recent COVID-19 pandemic affecting much of the globe, pretty much every public health office recommends people minimize their exposure to the virus as much as possible; mainly by not gathering in public and keeping social calls to groups of 10 or fewer people. That is incredibly hard...[ Click to read more ]

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What are the Different Doctor Offices in Japan all About?

Feb 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

If you live in Japan long enough, sooner or later, you will need to see a medical professional for either an ailment, dental cleaning, eye exam, or a checkup. Japan has one of the best healthcare systems in the world in terms of accessibility and affordability. Most hospitals and clinics...[ Click to read more ]

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Therapeutic Spa at Gamagori’s Thalgo Laguna

Feb 26, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Whether natural spring onsen or communal bathing sentos, Japan's penchant for soaking in the tub with friends and family is legendary, however, for those of us who have not necessarily grown up within that environment, we may feel reluctant to partake in these particularly Japanese pleasures. One hindrance could be...[ Click to read more ]

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Preventing Washing Machine Drain Odors

Jan 31, 2020 By Admin

Washing machines are great, but they do require a bit of work to keep them clean and odor-free. Preventing odors from the drain trap under the Washing machine is simple enough, and makes your home so much better! If you use a front load washer, sometimes bad odors come from the...[ Click to read more ]

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Exercise Activities in Kobe

Jan 21, 2020 By Justin Hanus

With the new year underway, many people will have made resolutions to lose those extra Christmas pounds or embark on a new healthier lifestyle. If you've come into 2020 looking to get into better physical shape, here is a guide on where to find exercise activities in Kobe. Gym sessions...[ Click to read more ]

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Alternative Fitness Options in Nagoya

Dec 26, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

So, over the holidays, you indulged until you were fit to burst. We've all been there. But now you've noticed that you've put on a few pounds and can shake your belly like a bowl full of jelly, and you are well aware that it is no longer the season...[ Click to read more ]

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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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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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