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The time has come to explore more of Japan’s local softcream flavors. Where will our journey take us next? Did you know that Nissei was the first company to sell softcream in…

While navigating Tokyo by car is not always our first choice, we do love driving around the streets on for wheels instead of in a crowded train from time to time –…

Creative Lounge MOV/KOKUYO This work space allows you to enter an environment of creativity, ideas and knowledge. By gathering people from all walks of life in one gorgeous location, it creates a…

Tokyo Weekender’s series TW Creatives features various works by Japan-based writers, photographers, videographers, illustrators and other creatives in a bid to provide one additional platform for them to exhibit their talent. The works submitted…

“A child’s spontaneity and wonder are things to treasure for as long as they last; for the greatest minds, they last a lifetime.” MEES teaching approach has its roots in educational philosophies such as the Reggio Emilia approach and the Montessori method, which is grounded in the idea that children are native learners who can learn faster and with more engagement when given the freedom to choose what to learn. They believe that students have the right to take ownership over their own learning as they engage with fundamental questions. The school nurtures students to become continuous learners who are not afraid of challenges, are versatile, and will embrace new technological developments. The elementary program, exclusive to their Hakusan location, offers Project-based-learning, a student-centered, dynamic pedagogical approach that provides opportunities for students to acquire in-depth knowledge by actively exploring real-world challenges. Teachers facilitate learning and encourage exploration and discovery. As they learn through this innovative method, children develop key 21st-century skills.Address: 5-5-8 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Website: mees.jp Email: [email protected]

Did you come straight here after watching our other softcream adventures on YouTube? Or are you just finding us for the first time? Either way, welcome to the local softcream flavors exploration mission. Softcream originally…

This week marks our last Shop Japan roundup of the summer. We’ve kept the best for last: Below are some of our favorite Japanese snacks, tea and sake made right here in…

While more Tokyoites are getting vaccinated every day, the vaccination rates in Japan remain way behind those of Canada, the UK, Spain, Italy and Germany according to the latest data. Now more…