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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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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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Food Allergies and Dietary Restrictions in Japan

A quick guide to help vegans, vegetarians, halal followers and those with dietary restrictions in Japan.

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Abe’s COVID-19 Two Mask Policy Becomes Laughing Stock on Twitter

Each household in Japan will receive two cloth masks to combat the coronavirus. Good luck to families of three or more.

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6 Hacks for Surviving Hay Fever in Japan

With cherry blossom season comes the onset of seasonal allergies. Luckily these Japanese products will soothe your suffering.

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Tweet of the Week #32: Pill Problems

Learn how to use the construction:「だけではない」with this week's viral tweet.

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Managing the Cost of Healthcare in Japan

Make sure your next trip to the hospital doesn’t leave your wallet feeling sick, too.

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The Strange Story of Hay Fever in Japan: Construction, Conspiracy Theories, Climate Change

The tale of Japan's national illness is intrinsically linked to the Japanese cedar. But there's much more to it than that.

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Hay Fever Season in Tokyo Has Officially Begun

My eyes!!!

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Staying Positive: 6 Tips for Beating the Winter Blues in Japan

A long Japanese winter isn’t just about keeping warm — it’s about your mental health, too.

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Understanding the Japanese Health Insurance System Part 2/2

How to access the medical care and services you need.

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