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Get the Scoop on Whole Grain Rice

Next time you reach for a bowl of rice, make sure it's healthy, whole grain 'genmai' rice. Learn all about this power food below!

8 Ways to Do Personal Hygiene at the ¥100 Shop

You can do plenty of personal hygiene at the ¥100 shop. But while most cheapo products in Japan hold up pretty well, ¥100 hygiene tends to come with a few trade-offs.

Take a Dip in Some Ramen Bath Salts

You may want to refrain from using these yummy-smelling bath powders when you’re hungry!

Sexual Health in Japan

One of the many taboos in Japan is discussing sex and sexual health in an open and proactive way. However, should you end up living or working here, it's important to know what resources are available to keep you healthy and happy.

Japanese Commercials Have a 'Nose' for Comedy

Japan is home to some of the funniest commercials out there, and we've found yet another one that's providing tons of giggles to passengers on Tokyo trains.

Recharge with the Power of Rice Vinegar

Find out how rice vinegar can keep your energy levels up even through the early autumn heat.

Japanese Powerfoods for Smooth Skin

Japanese people are considered to have amazing skin, and one well-known source of great skin comes from a good diet. As the general Japanese diet is very healthy and full of detoxifying properties, let's check out some serious powerfoods from Japan!

A Japanese Home is a (Small) Sanctuary

A home in Japan is a comfortable place that will likely only be seen by a small, select group of people—and probably too cramped to host more than a handful of guests at a time! But this lies at the heart of the 'uchi' vs. 'soto' concept in Japan.

Supplements from Japan to Support Healthy Life

These eight supplements from Japan aim to help maintain health and nutritional balance. Find the one that's right for you!

The Top 11 Hot Spring Hot Spots in Japan!

Before modern medicine was invented, onsen (hot springs) were revered as sacred places blessed with magical healing properties. During the Edo Period, sick patients would soak in the onsen for weeks to leave the pools feeling healthy and refreshed!

An Inexpensive Way to Make Bath Bombs

Why spend money on a luxurious bath bomb when you can make one yourself using ingredients and gadgets from ¥100 store?

Top 5 Onsen in Gifu

With its stunning mountain ranges and natural spring water, Gifu Prefecture is one of the best places in all of Japan to experience hot spring baths. Check out our favorite picks!

Work Out & Rock Out to Anime Tunes

Thanks to Anison Fitness, a TV program on Tokyo MX, you can work out and rock out to the tunes of Japanese anime TV shows.

The Real Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea has long been believed to have health benefits, and nowadays people tout it for everything from weight loss to heart disease. But what does the research actually show?

The Japanese Secret to Longevity Through Food

For more than a decade, Japanese people have remained in the top ranks of the longevity scale. One of the biggest secrets to their long lives is rooted in their cuisine.

Just a Spoonful of 'Koji'

'Koji' has been used in Japan for more than 1,000 years, and has recently been in the limelight for its wonderful healthful and beautifying properties.

Ukiyo-e Isn't Just Skin Deep

This collection of ukiyo-e prints illustrates what's going on deep inside the body.

Why Is This Sushi Roll White Instead of Red?

'Tekkamaki' tuna rolls have fire in their name, but in this part of west Japan, they’re almost white.

How to Navigate a Japanese Washlet Toilet

If you're confused by all the buttons on a modern Japanese toilet, we're here to decipher all those mystifying symbols.

Tofu: The Hard (& Soft) Facts

Ready to become an expert on the white, fluffy deliciousness that is tofu?

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