The Tokyo Olympics certainly made history in 2020, but not in the fashion Japan would have hoped. After a baffling period of “will they, won’t they,” the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in…

Fitness products are confusing. It’s often hard to sort through all the options and terminology swirling around the supplement industry. Now imagine trying to figure out which of the many products are…

During Japan’s state of emergency enacted to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infections, gyms and fitness centers were some of the first establishments to shutter doors as it is difficult…

The viral pandemic has given birth to its own trends, whether it be the whipped-up, frothy caffeine-laden concoction Dalgona, or baking batches of sourdough in your Tokyo apartment. Following leads from social…

As the world enters yet another month of self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are starting to notice that sitting for long periods of time can lead to some…

Even though the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are officially postponed, we’re continuing our Meet the 2020 Athletes series. Twenty-nine-year-old midfielder/defender Saki Kumagai has enjoyed a stellar career thus far, particularly at Lyon…

Its official, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with the support of International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, has chosen to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to no later than the summer of…

At 25, Risako Kawai is three years older than her sister Yukako. At the Rio Games in 2016, she won the gold medal in the 63kg division but in qualifying for this…

Running is serious business in Japan. More than 35,000 runners from around the world sign up for the Tokyo Marathon every year. According to statista.com, Japan’s runners spend more than $6 billion…

World Rugby announced on March 9 that despite the challenging time-zone for participating nations, Rugby World Cup 2019 hosted by Japan was the most-watched rugby event ever. From Japan’s opening victory on…

Many years ago, Edo-era travelers making their way between the Edo region (present-day Tokyo) and the ancient capital of Kyoto followed the 500 km-long Tokaido route – on foot. The road was…

He’s the number-one ranked male climber on the planet, the current world champion and world cup holder in the combined event (speed climbing, bouldering and lead). So, in Tokyo this summer, anything…