health

Is Kumitaiso (Group Gymnastics) Too Dangerous for Japanese Students?

Kumitaiso or the Japanese physical education (P.E.) class group gymnastics is not an ordinary task. It is mostly done by students who go the distance in using their bodies to make different shapes such as human pyramids. It has a vast history which is believed to have a militaristic approach. Across the nation, at least…

Send the Legendary Japanese Actor, Ken Watanabe Plenty of Positive Vibes!

Few Japanese actors have transcended both domestic and international film as have Ken Watanabe (渡辺謙). Known for his unique voice, incredible acting skills, and range of performances he is definitely one of the most recognisable faces of Japanese acting. He has prevailed in the land of domestic and international show business, all while facing some…

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…

How to Donate Blood in Japan: What to Know and What to Do

According to the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRC), the decreasing birthrate and aging population are causing a drain on blood supplies in Japan. Ensuring a stable supply of blood donors is, therefore, a need that must be quickly addressed. However, there are still a lot of confusion over who is allowed and who is not…

Feeling Queasy? Try This Instant Japanese Herbal Reliever!

Almost everyone has suffered from indigestion issues at least once in their lives. If you experience indigestion or other stomach issues quite often, you may want to try this popular antacid herbal product from Japan called “Ohta’s Isan Antacid Powder”. It is said that this product is also a very popular purchase among tourists from…

5 Ways Masako Mizutani Has Kept Her Eternally Youthful Look

Masako Mizutani is a Japanese model whose popularity exploded in recent years due to the fact that she looks twenty years younger than she actually is. Even when she isn’t wearing any makeup, she manages to maintain a beautifully youthful look. Most people would not believe that she has a daughter who is already an…

5 Top Sunscreens to Be Sun Smart All Year ’Round in Japan

Japanese sunscreens are known for being cosmetically elegant. They are usually thin, light and do not leave a strong white cast on the face, unlike traditional sunscreens. Most Japanese women wear sunscreen every day to preserve their beautiful, fair skin. In recent years, Japan has released quite a number of PA++++ sunscreens which is an…

3 Japanese Over The Counter Medicines To Help You Feel Your Best

So, you’ve moved to Japan, or at least travelling in it, and you find yourself under the weather. What to do? If you’re having one of the most common health problems as mentioned below, follow this quick guide to local medicines, which will hopefully get you back in tip-top shape for the rest of your…

3 Life Lessons to Take Away From Your Japan Travels

This is my second year living in Japan. I arrived in April last year as a student of one of the universities of Honshu Island and have had a lot of new and life-changing experiences during my stay here. Japan has made me learn many things, not only academically from university but in life in…

Japanese Youthful Skin Secret

It seems like every woman in the world is envious of Japanese beauty. Who would not be? Japanese women are known to have beautiful porcelain skin. Walking on the streets in Japan, you will be mesmerized by the number of beautiful women walking around. You would totally ask yourself if Japan really has a problem…