To begin this piece on Christmas in Tokyo, I attempted to add to what I knew by sending out a request for recommendations to a number of long-term expat residents –…

by Danielle Rippingale We slather, lather and spray personal care products on our skin every day without a second thought of what is in these products. Consumers are falsely assured that if…

A historical warren of Bohemian-filled watering holes by Danielle Tate-Stratton Now home to over 180 tiny bars, many of them big enough only for you and ten or so of your closest…

by Danielle Tate-Stratton We’ve all heard that eating right and exercising are keys to helping you maintain a desirable body weight and stay physically fit. However, what many of us might not…

by Diane Wiltshire Within 12 hours of vomiting his soba lunch all over the back seat of the car, my younger son, aged 2 at the time, was hospitalized with acute gastroenteritis…

by Diane Wiltshire My first summer in Japan, I found myself sharing an apart­ment with some of the most dis­gusting creatures on earth. They were big and ugly and kept me awake…