Tokyo Japan Life Tips

Beneficial, profitable and practical information for Tokyo/Japan life in English for the English-speaking people living and visiting Tokyo and even people who just want to know about Tokyo/Japan anywhere in the world

I've lived in Tokyo now for 18 years since I got back from US.
I went to college in the States about 20 years ago, and when I remember back, what I needed the most was the information.
The only information source for me at that time when internet was not in people's life was just friends.
But now, here we are, in the world we can access to whatever we want to know only if you have a computer or phone.
So, I decided to write about Tokyo life and what I think about living, visiting, enjoying, working, and even raising kids in Japan.

Hamburg steak is one of the most poopular Japanese foods, isn't it?I'm not sure if it's supposed to be "Japanese food" by people from other countries, but Japanese people love hamburg steak especially kids and guys.I didn't eat Hamburg steak that often ...

I will be 40 years old in the end of this year.I'm feeling pretty physcally confortable with being myself althoug I do feel that my body is getting old.I don't have to look like 25 years old, but I want to stay healthy and feel young.photo by natural w ...

When we buy kids toy, we always wonder how long it will keep kids attracted.It not that the higher the price, the longer kids will play.Even if it's a 100 yen toy, they will play with it for a long time if they like it enough or the toy is nice enough. ...

As you know, Japanses summer is not only hot but also very humid.It's a combination of temperature and humidity.I believe that's why we have "Kakigori".photo by Noriko“Kakigori” is a Japanese summer desert made of shaved ice, served with various syru ...

Where do you let your kids play on a rainy day?How about on a burning hot day?Or freezing cold day?We try to take them to pool on a hot day.We try to keep them in our house on a rainy day.We try to let them play outside as long as we can stand on a col ...

Since I got married and started to build my own family, I wanted to make our own family photo albums.I was watching the photo albums my parents made.There were lots of photos of me and my sister getting bigger day by day and year by year.It was one of ...

I'm now 39 years old.I had not been to swimming pool or ocean for a decade except for the pool at gym.But since my first son turned into 1.5 year old, I've been to the ocean every summer.I was pregnant with the second son in the first summer.So, my hus ...

I had never heard of its name, "Fire Ant" untill I saw the news on TV.photo by Blu VenomFire ant originally lives in south America.But, some of them travelled over to Japan probably by ship with cargo.A few hundred of them each had been found at some d ...

You know CALPIS?I know that the name sounds a little weird with "PIS" in the end.Well anyway, it's Japanese milk based drink everyone likes.I remember drinking it at home when I was a child at some special occasions, so it's something very special and ...

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