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How to Avoid Culture Shock While Living in Japan

Culture shock is an inevitable topic amongst expats in Japan. Inevitable social misinputs and missed social cues can wear anyone down. After the novelty of being surrounded by the Japanese language wears off, some people find themselves socially isolated and functionally limited because of their lack of Japanese ability. Having to go through an awkward…

Want To Get in Shape? Check Out These 3 Good Fitness Clubs in Japan

The number of people wanting to get fit in Japan has been increasing in recent years. This has led to the opening of several health and fitness clubs around the country which cater to health-fanatics’ needs. Fitness doesn’t only help people stay in good shape but it also curbs the nation’s ballooning medical expenses and…

How to Find a Gym and Keep Fit in Japan

I’m originally from the United States, and I’ve been living in Japan for three years. Everyone in my family is athletic, so we’ve had an intimate relationship with sports, exercise and health all our lives. Since my father taught me how to lift weights when I was 15, it’s been a regular part of my…