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domodomo Japan – Cool Iconic Japan T-Shirts

Tokyo Tshirts

domodomo Japan has launched a line of iconic graphic t-shirts & bags that show what we as moms love about Japan. domodomo is an exclusive collaborative between Best Living Japan and graphic designer Ilana Dashe. No more tacky t-shirts & bags from Japan – these make great gifts for family …

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Top 10 Tokyo Toy Stores – Domestic to Import Brands

If you are looking for a birthday present, holiday gift or a fun travel memorabilia check out our recommended Top 10 Tokyo Toy Stores. Although you can buy almost all of the toys on the market from Amazon.co.jp, there is still something fun about checking out the latest and greatest …

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Top Japanese Cleaning Products

Must Have Top 10 Japanese Cleaning Products

Shopping in a Japanse supermarket can be overwhelming, but navigating the cleaning aisle can be a search in dispiriting. Don’t struggle any longer. I have probably tested every cleaning product in Japan and here is my recommend Must Have Top 10 Japanese Cleaning Products. If you miss your favourite home …

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Asian Home Furnishings Sale – Tokyo Union Church

Tokyo Charity Events

This fall, the Tomoni Club at Tokyo Union Church will once again host the popular Asian Furniture Sale, this year for four days, from Wednesday, Oct 30th to Friday, Nov 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On sale will be a selection …

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How to Purchase an Electrically Assisted Bicycles – Tips and FAQs

Panasonic bike

Electrically assisted bicycles is a great way to save money while burning off some extra calories! When you take a stroll down the street mums riding electrically assisted bicycles are bound to soar by. The number of people purchasing electrically assisted bicycles escalated after the March 11 earthquake in 2011; as …

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Atelier Sabon Nakameguro – Cafe & Spa

SABON Tokyo

SABON opened their first cafe-spa in Nakameguro Tokyo. SABON offers a rich variety of quality cosmetic products focused on natural ingredients and beneficial minerals from the Dead Sea. They carry homemade soaps, bath products, among others. SABON has locations all over the world with over 50 locations in Japan, and …

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Tokyo Urban Garden Planting Calendar – Autumn

Tokyo Urban Garden Planting Calendar – Autumn. Whether you`re an accomplished gardener or a novice, gardening is a great opportunity to partner with Mother Nature and bond with family and friends. Gardening teaches patience, care and offers a pathway to better health and nutrition. Our advice for novice gardeners is to …

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Ningen Dock Experience – Japan Physical Check-up

Nigen Dock Experience - Japan Physical Check-up

When I worked in the corporate world and was 10-20 years younger, I dreaded the annual mandatory company Ningen Dock (Japan Physical Check-up). Now I am a mompreneur and who has to pay for my medical care mostly, so I had not had an annual Ningen Dock in four years. …

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Guide to Japanese Baby Food Brands and Ingredients

Weaning is an important milestone in a baby’s growth. To help you here is our Guide to Japanese Baby Food Brands and Ingredients. As parents, we want to make the right choices regarding baby’s food and diet. In Japan, weaning typically begins when babies are around 5 or 6 months …

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Tokyo English Speaking Pediatricians

Tokyo English Speaking Doctors

When you move to Japan with kids one of your top priorities is to find a Tokyo English speaking pediatricians. Luckily for us, there is an increasing number of skilled pediatricians in Tokyo to choose.  Below is a list of seven Tokyo based English speaking pediatricians that my friends and I …

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Tokyo-based English Speaking OBGYNs

Tokyo-based English Speaking OBGYNS

Here is a curated listed of Tokyo-based English speaking OBGYNs that we (Lauren and Sandra) and many of my Tokyo Expat friends have used and recommend.  If you are choosing an OBGYN for pregnancy, you will also want to check which hospital or clinic the doctor has delivery access.   …

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Common Illnesses and Terms Among Young Children in Japan

We`ve listed a few of the most common illnesses among young children in Japan; the Japanese pronunciation, English translation and ways to describe sickness / pain. Please keep this list handy when visiting your local Japanese clinic. If you have some to add please leave in the comment section below. Japanese …

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Must Have Top 10 Japanese Laundry Products.

Japanese laundry products

Tokyo is a clean city on the surface but the everyday pollution and fast pace of life can take a beating on your clothes, so here are our top Japanese laundry products to help you out. As a mom of four and a pet owner I highly recommend these Must …

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Akachan Honpo – Tokyo Baby & Maternity Store – 100 Stores

Akachan Honpo - Tokyo Baby & Maternity Store

Akachan Honpo baby goods store offers one of the widest selection of pregnancy and baby items in Japan. You can find most Japanese and foreign baby gear brands across strollers, car seats, toys and feeding accessories. Although shopping online is awesome when one does not have time, a visit to …

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Best Tokyo Arts and Crafts Supply Stores

Tokyo Arts & crafts stores

If you are looking for art supplies for a school project, new crafting passion or a Halloween costume here is a short list of the best Tokyo arts and crafts supply stores.  I have listed up a few places that are my go to locations in Tokyo; many of these also …

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