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Heat Stroke in Japan: What to Do and How to Avoid It

Heat stroke is a real danger in Japan’s hot summers. Here’s how to avoid it, and what to do if you get it.

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How to Donate Hair in Japan

Chop your top for a good cause and learn how and where to donate hair for medical wigs in Japan.

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4 Japanese Comfort Foods Made in the Microwave

The journey of a thousand meals starts by pushing a single button.

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Sunscreen Products, Tips and Words in Japan

A breakdown of trending sunscreens in Japan

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Easy Father’s Day Gift Ideas in Japan

Here are some last-minute gift ideas for dad and where to get them—in person or online—so you don’t drop the ball this holiday. 

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: Goya Chanpuru

Beat the heat like an Okinawan with this bitter melon recipe.

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Life as an English Teacher on Awaji Island

Read one English teacher's experience moving from Osaka to an island near Japan’s Seto Inland Sea.

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Social Fitness Groups to Keep Active in Japan

The hardest part about getting and staying fit is showing up, especially when you don’t know how to start.

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Where to Buy Good Cheese in Japan

It ain't easy being cheesy—especially in this country. Here are the best places to find good cheese in Japan.

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Foreigners Following Their Love of Gardening in Japan

Love traditional Japanese gardens? Here are two foreigners who took garden and landscaping apprenticeships and followed their dreams in Japan.

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Where to Find Your Favorite Breakfast Cereal in Japan

Satisfy your sugary cravings with this list of places to find the best cereals from Fruity Pebbles to Captain Crunch.

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What to Expect When Signing Up to a Gym in Japan

If there’s one thing Japan loves more than paperwork, it’s rules. And boy, do gyms in Japan have a lot of them.

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