HEALTH & BEAUTY

Take Years Off Your Skin! What Skin Care is Practiced by Beautiful Japanese Women?

There are probably many people who have noticed Japanese women’s beautiful skin. I certainly have. I’m a foreigner living in Japan, but when I first started living here, I was surprised by how many women, young and old, had beautiful skin and did not look their age! What is their secret to preserving such youthful…

Allergic to Soba? Check Out this Hokkaido Campaign that May Just Save Your Life!

With such a great variety of mouth-watering food to indulge in on your travels throughout the land of the rising sun, you may encounter what many people dread – food allergies. In Japan, many food industries, supermarkets, and restaurant establishments take the time to label food or the menu clearly to ensure consumers are aware…

3 Handy Items for Babies that You Can Buy in the Japanese Drugstore

If you’re a parent who’s traveling or staying in Japan temporarily or for good, it is essential to know what to buy and where to buy it for your baby’s needs. Problems can arise when you don’t know how to read Japanese, though some stores offer English information on some items. The easiest place to…

Make Showering Fun with This Fragrant Japanese Invention!

Japan is well known for presenting the world with inventions you never thought you needed. From the amazing toilets that not only speak, flush, and warm your behind on command, to the screens and machines in restaurants that take your order without any need for human interaction, it definitely is the land of practical inventions.…

Do You Want Perfect Skin Translucency? Try This Japanese Brand By KOSE!

A daily complete skin care routine is a must for every woman from her 20’s on. A perfect way of achieving a beautiful and smooth skin would be to use Sekkisei Skin Care from famous Japanese cosmetic brand KOSE. These products are known for their conspicuous blue bottles and have been trusted and adored for…
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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Japan’s Skincare Companies

When in Japan, hordes of tourists buying Japanese skincare and cosmetic products in huge quantities are a common sight these days, especially at places such as drug stores where tax-free shopping is available. This phenomenon has become so prevalent partly due to the good reputation of Japanese products in terms of quality and stringent quality…
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How to Maintain Your Complexion: Simple Secrets to Japanese Skincare

Most people who are interested in beauty products and skincare know how many fantastic products are available in Asia. Japan, in particular, is home to some amazing skincare and makeup. If you’ve ever walked down the street or opened a magazine, you’ve probably noticed how fresh and naturally beautiful Japanese women look. So what’s their…

Why Is Kogao (Small Face) Such an Important Japanese Beauty Ideal?

“Your face is so small!” – If you are a foreigner receiving this comment from a Japanese person, you may be confused as to whether the person is insulting you or complimenting you. Rest assured, it is the latter so you should be flattered. A small, oval-shaped face with V-line jaw is the embodiment of…

Feeling Unattractive Today? Wear a Pink Mask for Instant Prettiness!

In recent years, people in Japan have resorted to wearing masks more and more in order to prevent the contraction and spreading of flu and colds and halt hay fever. Due to the mask covering half of the face it is difficult to show one’s facial expressions, which may hinder interpersonal contact and attraction between…