HEALTH & BEAUTY

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…

What Is The Secret of the World’s Healthiest Kids?

This is Japan. The country with the highest life expectancy in the world, with an average of about 83.7 years according to the World Health Organization. It is also home to the healthiest children in the world, mainly thanks to the traditional diet of Japanese families that has withstood the test of time. Of course,…

How To Become Slim Like the Japanese with the Easy ’Banana Diet’!

“100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats and a 10-km run every single day!! …And in the mornings, a banana should be enough.” If you have been following the One Punch Man series, you should recognize this quote by Saitama. But wait, why only a banana in the morning? I believe it is referring to the…

4 Ways to Avoid a Hangover In Japan!

At the end of the year, it is common for Japanese people to have large gatherings with co-workers, families or friends as a way of ringing in the coming New Year (and forgetting about the year that just passed…) These parties often include some heavy drinking, which can lead to a painful hangover the following…

Japanese Girls Wearing “Sickly” Makeup Is Cute?

Makeup is supposed to make you look fresh and presentable, and it is also considered to be respectful of others to have some makeup on to work. There are countless women who claim that they have been told that they look sickly without makeup. Therefore, this makeup trend about looking sickly on purpose may baffle…

Transform Your Beauty Routine with These Sailor Moon Cosmetics!

Premium Bandai has collaborated with the cosmetics company, Creer Beaute to create these two compact face powders and one compact blusher based on Sailor Moon’s transformation items. These cosmetic products are recommended for ages 15 and above. Each one of them has a puff and a mirror inside. Even non-fans of Sailor Moon will want…

What is the Okinawan Secret to a Long, Healthy Life?

The number of centenarians in proportion to the rest of the population in Okinawa is one of the highest in the world. It is believed that the Okinawans are the healthiest people and live the longest. One of the main reasons is due to their healthy way of eating. So what exactly do they do…

Change Up Your Beauty Routine with These Entertaining Japanese Sheet Masks!

Do you love pampering yourself with a sheet mask? Depending on the individual, it either feels like pampering or feels like a chore. Whether you love sheet masks or not, Isshin Do’s masks will make your sheet mask experience more enjoyable! Kabuki   Isshin Do produces masks which are creative and fun to use. One…

Ohaguro: Why Did the Japanese Dye Their Teeth Black?

The unique practice of ohaguro is a very traditional dyeing process in Japan whereby teeth are dyed black. Of course, this practice has all but died out now, and nowadays people both in Japan and around the world wish for the whitest teeth they can get. Teeth whitening is a normal process and an increasingly…

Try These 3 Natural Bath Hacks from Japan!

A relaxing bath is just the right thing to take away the worst cold of winter. It heats you up from the inside out, and it is a great way to soothe your sore muscles and stiff shoulders. You can find a variety of synthetic bath additives in Japan that come in many scents and…