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5 Tips to Get Fit in Japan This Summer

Summer in Japan presents plenty of inspiration to get in shape—here’s how to tackle it naturally.

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10 Useful Everyday Japanese Beauty Products

Why don't we have these affordable, unusual and helpful products in the West?

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How to Watch The 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan in 2021

There won't be many spectators this year, but you can still catch the Olympics online or on TV.

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Japan’s Summer Foods

Summer in Japan is a great time to sample the many 夏の旬 (natsu no shun, summer seasonal) foods!

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5 Bugs To Avoid During Summer in Japan

From killers to just creepers, here are five bugs you might encounter this summer in Japan and ways to avoid them.

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Want to Live in an Abandoned House in Japan? Here’s Why it’s Not Really ‘Free’

What you need to know about akiya homes in Japan.

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Beginner’s Guide to Supermarket Shopping in Japan

Common kanji terms that you will find in supermarkets in Japan.

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Best Train Lines for Living in Tokyo: The Fukutoshin Line

A great line serving west-central Tokyo.

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Essential Products for Surviving the Japanese Summer

Feeling like you're melting in the oppressive humidity can only mean one thing—it's summer in Japan.

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How to Use A Japanese Air Conditioner

Mastering the functions of your a/c remote is key to surviving summer in Japan.

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Why is June ‘The Month of No Water’?

The literal mysteries of tsuyu, the Japanese term for the rainy season.

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: Umeshu

Good things take time, just like plum wine.

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