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10 Most Popular Wagashi Traditional Japanese Sweets

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Japanese food is revered around the world for its delicious and subtle flavor combinations, in addition to its beautiful presentation. You are presumably familiar with all manner of Japanese cuisine from sushi to soba, but how much to you know about traditional Japanese sweets, otherwise known as “wagashi”? Today we will be taking a look […]

Top 5 Vegan Protein Powders in Japan

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Any vegan can attest that there are certainly challenges that come with their dietary choices, and while confirming the contents of food becomes second nature, sometimes it is more difficult to find the vegan option you are looking for, especially if you live in Japan. Protein powders are a clear example of this difficulty. Whether […]

Occupational Physician in Japan – All you need to know

Occupational Medicine In Japan – Does your work place have an Occupational Physician (産業医)?

Occupational physician In Japan might not be a term you are familiar with. Whether you just moved to Japan or have been living here for years, if you are an active member of the workforce the question of workplace medicine and health is sure to have crossed your mind at some point. Having said this, […]

Top 15 places to experience a matcha tea ceremony in Japan!

Top 15 places to experience a matcha tea ceremony in Japan! Kyoto, Tokyo and more!

The top 15 places to experience a matcha tea ceremony in Japan can be hard to find. With many adulterated ceremony’s catered to tourists. In today’s HealthyTOKYO article we will be taking a look at 15 places around Japan where you can enjoy the most traditional matcha tea ceremony for yourself. The Japanese tea ceremony, […]

Benefits of Apple cider vinegar in Japan

Benefits of Apple cider vinegar in Japan

Apple cider vinegar in Japan may be something you come across whilst looking around on the Internet in search of home remedy health tips. While the word “vinegar” may be off-putting due to its association with a sour taste or its strong smell, many blog posts and health gurus heap praises on drinking this apparent […]

Cultural significance of the matcha tea ceremony

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“Sado”, “Chanoyu”, or simply “Ocha”, are all names for the highly choreographed and ritualized Japanese matcha tea ceremony. The ceremony itself focuses on the preparation and serving of tea made from pure powdered green tea leaves called “matcha”, but there is much more to the ceremony than just drinking this antioxidant rich elixir. Tradition, aesthetics, […]

Chlamydia in Japan – How to spot a curable STD

Chlamydia in Japan - how to spot a curable STD

Chlamydia in Japan is beginning to worry countless doctors in Japan. Doubtless, many of us have experienced the following situation: You are out on the town and meet and attractive stranger. You hit it off, one thing leads to another, and a few weeks later you experience a burning sensation when you pee. It looks […]

Gonorrhea in Japan: treatment and ways to avoid this STD

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Gonorrhea in Japan, better known as “rinbyo” (淋病), is another STD that is very common but that can be cured with no long term effects if treatment is administered quickly. Though it may be a bit difficult to openly talk about STDs, the fact remains that it is important to arm yourself with the knowledge […]