health

5 Surprising Japanese Smartphone Habits

Japan, being a tech-savvy nation, boasts a large smartphone user base. There are some things that Japan does in a different way when compared to the rest of the world, but every country on the planet has been hooked onto smartphones with the advent of social media, online news, games, and video sharing. However, the…

How To Avoid Heat Stroke During Japanese Summers

Japanese summers are hot and humid, and in recent years have only got worse and surprisingly dangerous. Since summer is almost here, we thought it would be beneficial to talk about heat stroke as we remember what to do in order to avoid them. As a reminder, many of the things people have to do…

Working in Japan – An Interview With Abbott Japan

Abbott is an American company that has many branches across the world, including Tokyo. What Abbott strives for is to provide the best supplementation and medical devices to support a healthy and long life. The Abbott team consists of researchers and nutritionists to help enhance people’s experience with their company. For more than 100 years,…

Eating in Japan – What To Expect

If you visit Japan for a prolonged amount of time or plan to come here to live permanently, you might face some shifts in what you are eating. When you think of a Japanese cuisine you think rice, sushi, ramen, noodles, miso soup, tempura, and more. It is no surprise that when you come to…

Syphilis On the Rise!

A recent trend has been causing havoc inside the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare building in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. Syphilis, a disease that had been in decline ever since the end of World War II has been making a comeback; its rise, completely the opposite of subtle, put everyone on a state of alert…

3 Breathtakingly Beautiful Places Where You Can Go “Forest Bathing” in Tokyo

Have you heard of the Japanese practice called “shinrin-yoku”? In English, it is translated to “forest bathing,” which is also known as forest therapy, a form of health care and healing in Japanese medicine. There are many places in Japan where you can forest bathe; even in the bustling area of Tokyo! What exactly is…

Why Is Japan the Safest Place in the World for Babies to Be Born?

Out of the many questions people from the outside have about Japan, one seems to be more interesting than others – is Japan safe for pregnant women? Or simply put, is Japan a good place to give birth? Japan has hundreds of things to be regarded for, but when it comes to infant mortality rate,…

Two Popular Female Body Builders in Japan who Empower Women to Get Stronger!

Japanese women are often perceived as shy and reserved. It is a common stereotype that they should stay slim in order to look young. However, the growing number of women who are interested in bodybuilding has been increasing recently. Most of them are middle-aged but women of all ages are beginning to develop a passion…

Want to Live as Long as the Japanese? Adopt These 5 Healthy Habits Into Your Life!

Japanese people on average have the longest lifespan, and Japan holds the record for being one of the healthiest countries in the world. This is not because of their genes but because of their very healthy lifestyle, which contributes to their longevity. Here are five healthy Japanese habits that you may want to try in…