2016 June

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…

Visit Kochi’s Obiyamachi Shopping Arcade for a Spot of Fun-Filled Retail Therapy!

Those who have been lucky enough to travel to Japan may already be familiar with the countless covered shopping arcades that are spread throughout the country. Teramachi and Shinkogyoku are two large shopping arcades in Kyoto and there are several in central Tokyo as well. However, Shikoku’s Kochi City has one too – Obiyamachi. Though…

Check Out 7 of the Best Podcasts to Learn All About Japan the Fun and Easy Way!

I think that podcasts are one of the best ways to learn new things about virtually anything. There are thousands of podcasts available in nearly every language and there are a plethora of podcasts available to teach you more about Japanese history, culture and the language. Here are a few of my favorites. Language 1.…