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!
Yakumi: Condiments with a Healthy Twist
Directly translated as 'medicine' (yaku) 'taste' (mi), yakumi originally served as antidotes to a variety of ailments.
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?
Convience Store Offers Free Cancer Screenings
Grab a cup of joe and test your blood for cancer cells at Lawson convince stores in Kyoto.
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!
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!
Yuzu for Health & Beauty
Three distinct uses have been derived from yuzu: medicinal, cosmetic and culinary.
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!
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!
Japan’s Top Cold Medicines
Never miss a day of work with these in your medicine cabinet!
Breaking Olympic Records with Prosthetic Limbs
Ken Endo returned to Japan in 2012 after researching robotic prosthetics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He now aims to help a Paralympic sprinter shatter the Olympic speed record.
Japan's Wackiest Health Magazine
Japanese pharmacy company Aisei publishes a health magazine that does everything in its power to grab your attention.
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!
Mao Asada Goes Kung-fu Against the Common Cold
Japan's darling figure skating champion faces herself in a Matrix-style rumble for cold medicine.
Surreal Funassyi Mashes Viruses with a Hammer
Funassyi goes extra-weird for an antiviral spray commercial.
Creepy, Crawly... Human Caterpillars?
Inch your way across the court in Caterpillar Rugby, a game that allows people with physical disabilities to participate on the same level as able-bodied people.
Prosthetic Parts Enable Real Healing
Yukako Fukushima is the creator of cosmetic prostheses with wrinkles, veins and even fingerprints so lifelike they’re virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
Is Sushi Healthy?
Sushi seems kind of healthy, since it doesn't weigh down your digestive system much. And fish is healthy—right? So what could go wrong?