All About Japan

10 Japanese Home Remedies to Fight Any Cold

Winter can sometimes feel long in Japan (especially without central heat!), and February is one of the coldest months. While we hope you don’t catch any germs, those indestructible local grandmas have many tried and true methods to fight colds!

How Japan Deals with Digestive Problems

Even the land of the rising sun occasionally has stomach problems. Between the language barrier and the sheer amount of medicines available, such delicate situations can be a lot to digest. We're here to help!

10 Oddly Wonderful Items in Japan's Drugstores

Outside Japan, can you find a product similar to one of the 10 listed here in a drugstore?

A Helpful Guide to Healthcare in Japan

No matter where you live, it's good to have at least a general sense of how the health and medical care system works.

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!

Temporary Tattoos Detect Soba Allergies

These temporary tattoos aren't just for show—they could actually save your life!

Summer Doesn't Have to be the Pits

Stay cool during the summer with an electric fan that circulates cool air right into your armpit!

The Ise-Shima G7 Summit Regions

10 cities around the country were selected to host ministerial meetings surrounding the 2016 G7 Summit in Ise-Shima. From education to IT and agriculture, each was selected for a very specific reason!

4 Health-Conscious Convenience Store Snacks

Watching what you eat? Believe it or not, Japanese convenience stores can help you out!

Silence the Noise with Tiny Doggie Earplugs

Trying to get some peace and quiet while you concentrate at your desk? These dogs can help you with that!

Convience Store Offers Free Cancer Screenings

Grab a cup of joe and test your blood for cancer cells at Lawson convince stores in Kyoto.

Japan's Wackiest Health Magazine

Japanese pharmacy company Aisei publishes a health magazine that does everything in its power to grab your attention.

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.

Top 3 All-Natural Beauty Products from Gifu

Famous for its mountains and idyllic landscapes, Gifu Prefecture also produces many natural beauty and health products from its natural springs. Try any of these three products and feel rejuvenated in the comfort of your home!

World's Smallest Bento Fits Inside a Watch!

Watch as four artisans collaborate to create the world’s smallest bento that fits inside a watch!

Ukiyo-e Isn't Just Skin Deep

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

Yuzu for Health & Beauty

Three distinct uses have been derived from yuzu: medicinal, cosmetic and culinary.

Free Vitamins Offered to Fast-Food Eaters

A clever pop-up shop puts a new spin on nutrition awareness by giving away free vitamins to fast-food eaters.

What to Do When You're Sick in Japan

Find out how surgical masks, Pocari Sweat, 'okayu,' doctors, and Japan’s National Health Insurance fit into the mix!

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.

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