Customs & Culture May 10, 2015 1:01 pm

Green Tea Weight Loss Magic


Customs & Culture May 10, 2015 1:01 pm

Green Tea Weight Loss Magic


Tokyo In May: The Happenings

Japan is one of the world’s least obese nations and green tea is a huge factor. Green tea weight loss benefits stem from a few things, its powerful antioxidant EGCG and the ability to boost the metabolic rate. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is actually used in a lot of weight loss supplements, so drinking tea will...

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Japan is one of the world’s least obese nations and green tea is a huge factor. Green tea weight loss benefits stem from a few things, its powerful antioxidant EGCG and the ability to boost the metabolic rate. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is actually used in a lot of weight loss supplements, so drinking tea will...

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Akihabara May 4, 2015 1:12 pm

The Glory of Japanese Vending Machines


Akihabara May 4, 2015 1:12 pm

The Glory of Japanese Vending Machines


Heavy Hitters: Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki

Japanese vending machines are known in much of the world and the bizarre ones have gained infamy in the social media age. The term for vending machines in Japanese is “jidouhanbaiki” (自動販売機). In a large city like Tokyo or in a smaller town like Hasami, vending machines are a normal feature and the reason why...

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Japanese vending machines are known in much of the world and the bizarre ones have gained infamy in the social media age. The term for vending machines in Japanese is “jidouhanbaiki” (自動販売機). In a large city like Tokyo or in a smaller town like Hasami, vending machines are a normal feature and the reason why...

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Tokyo April 19, 2015 12:06 pm

Todoroki Valley Setagaya: Hidden Gem


Tokyo April 19, 2015 12:06 pm

Todoroki Valley Setagaya: Hidden Gem


Japanese Mascot Obsession

Todoroki Valley Setagaya is a relatively unknown treasure lost in the heart of Tokyo. For locals, Todoroki Valley is a peaceful retreat from the noisy and crowded rut of big city life. Anyone who has experienced Tokyo rush hour on the trains knows how grinding that could be day in and day out. Having a...

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Todoroki Valley Setagaya is a relatively unknown treasure lost in the heart of Tokyo. For locals, Todoroki Valley is a peaceful retreat from the noisy and crowded rut of big city life. Anyone who has experienced Tokyo rush hour on the trains knows how grinding that could be day in and day out. Having a...

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Contemporary Art April 14, 2015 8:28 pm

Roppongi Tokyo Things To Do & Don’t


Contemporary Art April 14, 2015 8:28 pm

Roppongi Tokyo Things To Do & Don’t


Japan Dreaming

Roppongi likely has the highest concentration of foreigners in Tokyo. That presents some positives and quite a few negatives. Most people in Tokyo are not fond of Roppongi and they tend to avoid it, especially for nightlife activity. In fact, if you want to see a bunch of foreigners acting like douchebags, then Roppongi on...

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Roppongi likely has the highest concentration of foreigners in Tokyo. That presents some positives and quite a few negatives. Most people in Tokyo are not fond of Roppongi and they tend to avoid it, especially for nightlife activity. In fact, if you want to see a bunch of foreigners acting like douchebags, then Roppongi on...

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Food & Drink April 11, 2015 2:07 pm

Most Overrated Restaurants in Tokyo


Food & Drink April 11, 2015 2:07 pm

Most Overrated Restaurants in Tokyo


Japan Dreaming

Tokyo is a haven for excellent restaurants and the hype on many places is totally justified. Unfortunately, a lot of places that get the most accolades from foreigners are severely overrated. When you consider the quality of food, price, and how long the line or reservation list can be, it is hard to understand how...

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Tokyo is a haven for excellent restaurants and the hype on many places is totally justified. Unfortunately, a lot of places that get the most accolades from foreigners are severely overrated. When you consider the quality of food, price, and how long the line or reservation list can be, it is hard to understand how...

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