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nezu_hd
August 3, 2014

Tokyo Day Trip: An Afternoon in Nezu Shrine

Nezu Shrine is just one of many historical spots which goes to show that if you live in Tokyo, you don’t have to go far to take in gorgeous nature, history, and culture of Japan.

obgyn
July 26, 2014

Lady Doctor Basics: Women’s Health in Japan

When it comes to female health care in Japan, it pays to do your research. Find an office you feel comfortable communicating with and that respects your wishes and concerns as a patient.

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July 23, 2014

Team Up With HandsOn Tokyo

Volunteering with HandsOn Tokyo is a fun, easy, and a great way to give back to Tokyo in a direct and meaningful way.

yanaka_hd
July 17, 2014

Swimming in Good Grinds at Yanaka Coffee

Yanaka Coffee is quiet, non-smoking, and anti-cell phone. A perfect nook for reading, drawing and writing.

yukata
July 2, 2014

Summer in Japan: You Gotta Get a Yukata

Summer in Japan means hot, sweaty, sticky hell! Time to bust out the most summery of garments, the yukata.

mohini-tea
June 9, 2014

The Tea Commandments: Mohini and the Art of Brewing

If you want to try a local, non-chain, true tea experience Mohini’s is a must-try. A lovely reprieve from the tall-chai-latte.

beautyworld
May 28, 2014

The Buzz and the Hype: Beautyworld, Tokyo

Beautyworld Tokyo showcased the best in the up and coming products, gadgets, and trends in both Japanese and global beauty markets.

912
May 18, 2014

912 and the shoes that fit

What advice does she have for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to take the plunge? “Don’t quit your day job. Start small and test what sells.”

second_harvest_hd
May 2, 2014

Volunteering at Second Harvest

The amount of food that is thrown away in Japan is virtually equivalent to the total amount of food aid distributed world-wide. Find out what you can do to help redirect this food to those who need it.

book_off
April 26, 2014

Old Paper and Lost Loves: Used Books in Tokyo

A quiet, smart space where you can flip through well-worn volumes and hang out for a while and find your next literary love.

bonsai_1
April 14, 2014

Tiny Trees: The Art of Bonsai in Omiya-Koen

The legacy of bonsai has real historical underpinnings to Japanese culture, and the once flourishing practice of bonsai making has dwindled down to a very small, but incredibly impressive collection of artisians.

onigiri
April 10, 2014

What Am I Eating? Five Onigiri, Translated

Satisfying, cheap and delicious – onigiri is the staple of Tokyoites on the go. Cynthia breaks down the kanji for a few of her favourite onigiri.

cynthia_pottery
April 2, 2014

Behind the Wheel: Ceramics Classes in Minato-ku

GP Contributor Cynthia Popper gets down and dirty with a fun pottery class in Minato-ku.

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