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Froozer – 100% all natural whole fruit frozen bar now available in Japan

Meet Froozer. Three flavors of blended frozen fruit bars you can enjoy guilt-free. Made with 100% whole fruit, freshly harvested and picked at its peak of ripeness. Froozer is never heated, thus maintaining all of the nutrients of fresh fruit. This unique natural frozen fruit bar is making its way from Oregon to Tokyo via HealthyTOKYO, [...]

Chinese vs Japanese Matcha Powder

Chinese vs Japanese matcha powder
Aaahhh, the peace and tranquility that comes from drinking Japanese matcha powder.  The earthy and creamy goodness is surpassed only by the copious benefits to our health. Matcha is matcha, right?  So not true!  Knowing where your matcha came from is one of the single most important aspects of matcha drinking.  The market is full [...]

Cultural significance of the matcha tea ceremony

healthytokyo organic matcha tea bowl green tea
“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, [...]

Essential oils in Japan – Healthy Living In A Drop!

essential oils in Japan
In the age of breakfast bars, conbeni obento lunches, and ‘smart‘ phones, there is no dearth of self – proclaimed ‘gurus‘. Whether to lose weight the easy way, get in shape super fast or to maintain your youthful looks. Our parents, grandparents, and THEIR parents, had no need for these ‘gurus‘. Their health, looks, and [...]

Buying Yogurt In Japan

Buying Yogurt In Japan

Confused about which yogurt in Japan is best for you? You’re not alone! At the request of one of our readers we have delved into the yogurt aisle to get a better grasp on what lines the shelves in the dairy cooler. Buying just about any product in Japan can be a daunting task if […]

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 [...]

How To Prepare Matcha – Ways To Enjoy Drinking Matcha

How to prepare Matcha maple almond matcha latte
So you’ve made the leap into the world of matcha but now you’re wondering how to prepare matcha? Hopefully you have sought out the highest quality of organic matcha to maximize not only the nutritional elements but also the taste experience as well. With a few simple tips you can be on the way to [...]

Gonorrhea in Japan: treatment and ways to avoid this STD

std condoms in japan
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 [...]