Staying Safe with Condoms in Japan

Condoms in Japan

Let’s face it. Size matters. As we soon realize, buying a pair of shoes too large or too small has its uncomfortable consequences. However, buying a pair of shoes requires some experience and perhaps trying a variety of brands. Some never find the perfect brand and settle for popular recommendations, whilst others swear by one […]

5 Reasons Why Hemp in Japan is Making a Comeback

hemp in Japan

Not to be confused with the controversial marijuana, hemp is a useful and a much less intoxicating cousin from the same cannabis family. Little wonder that products made of hemp in Japan are gaining popularity amongst the health and eco conscious trendsetters. These days, you will find hemp refined into a variety of items including […]

Buying Deodorant in Japan

deodorant in japan

Summer in Japan is undeniably a hot and sticky affair. With the lack of blustery air-conditioning, staying and smelling fresh becomes quite the challenge. By reputation a land synonymous with cleanliness, many foreigners are surprised at the limited selection when buying deodorant in Japan. Could it be that Japanese people perspire less and smell less than […]

Seeking Treatment for Acne in Japan

seeking treatment for acne in japan

In a land of seemingly perfect appearances, it is difficult to believe that acne is a common affliction for people of all ages. Take heart that acne is common, with treatment covered by National Health Insurance in Japan. This is good news for acne sufferers who understand only too well that acne isn’t simply a superficial ailment that will go away by avoiding […]

Buying Whey Protein in Japan


Building muscles isn’t just about the number of hours you spend grunting at the machines in the gym. Muscle recovery is just as important in your muscle building regime. And it’s just as important for the occasional runner as it is for the bodybuilder. What may surprise you is that your recovery process is affected not […]

7 Vegetarian Restaurants in Tokyo You Shouldn’t Miss

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Japan ranks amongst the top culinary capitals in the world. Not so for vegetarians and vegans. Finding options for vegetarian restaurants in Tokyo, the land of raw fish and oversized bowls of noodle soup, can be limited – “no meat” often means shrimp or fish. But with changing attitudes and the demand for healthier eats, progressive […]

Vaginal Dryness – Causes & Treatment

vaginal dryness

Let’s be honest. Discussing your vaginal dryness is not an easy topic with your doctor or even your girlfriends.  Most of us want any vaginal symptoms quickly and quietly solved whilst hoping that it will somehow go away. While some symptoms may seem simple, they could lead to other more severe conditions and should not […]

5 Japanese Superfoods to Enjoy this Festive Season

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‘Tis the season to be merrymaking! With Bonenkais (year-end parties) aplenty and Shinenkais (new year parties ) approaching, maintaining a healthful eating plan seems a little daunting. But you might be well surprised at the wholesome and tasty Japanese Superfoods that can be found at your favourite Izakaya. What exactly are ‘Superfoods’? Some foods have […]