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September 22, 2014

Where Are The Harajuku Girls?

A look at what Japanese women actually wear.

August 20, 2014

Quick Guide To Japanese Health Insurance

If you are a long term resident of Japan you are required by law to have health insurance.

August 19, 2014

The Curious Japanese Obsession With Blood Types

Are you hot headed? Cool and calm? Your personality might be determined by the type of red stuff flowing through your veins.

August 5, 2014

4 Tips On Going To A Hospital In Japan

Dealing with health issues in a foreign country is never a pleasant experience. Here are 4 tips on going to a hospital in Japan.

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.

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.

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.”

April 22, 2014

Decoding Japanese Hair Salon Menus

Spring is in full swing here in Japan and it’s the perfect time to start fresh with a new style, but both the language barrier and the number of unfamiliar options available, getting a haircut in Japan can be intimidating.

March 13, 2014

Unmasking Meds: Allergies in Japan

Spring in Japan means allergies. Here’s a quick look at some of the common allergy medication that is available either by prescription or over the counter.

July 23, 2013

Hangover Beauty Tricks (or How to Not Look Like Death After an All-Nighter)

Go big last night? Working hungover sucks, but at least you don’t have to look like it. Here are some hangover beauty tricks to conceal your Death Face.

July 12, 2013

Summer Survival Guide: Be a Cool Girl

Hair, skin… feet? A beauty summer survival guide to help you get through the scorching heat and humidity in Japan.

June 21, 2013

Summer Shopping Spree: Erimakee Makes Me Happy

What’s a girl to do if you can’t find shoes that fit in Tokyo? Hit up Erimakee for some great deals and normal sizes.

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