lifestyle

It’s coming…

It’s the c word… Christmas When I was last in Japan 5 years ago as a 留学生 (ryuugakusei or foreign exchange student) in Nagoya, Christmas seemed more like a passing interest- it was something un-Japanese and not really important. Only… Read More ›

Review: Sports depo

The reason I have no money Sports depo is a sports shop which sells any thing and everything relating to sports. This includes sports wear for men, women and children; shoes- from trainers to football boots, caps, underwear, engraved football… Read More ›

Opinion: the subtle insult

The Japanese will never say it, implications are a different matter It’s late and I’m just waiting for the train back from work and being slightly lazy, I bought a healthy bento from a convenience store. I may have had… Read More ›

Health food in Japan

The world of extreams I have talked about buying protein in Japan very recently, but what I have not yet mentioned is suppliemts, more specifically added vitamins and minerals. If you were to go to a convience store and go… Read More ›

“It’s cheap for Japan”

But is it though? A quick exploration of pricing in Japan Anyone who has either been to Japan or who lives here has heard about pricing in Japan. Many visitors either think Japan is extremely cheap or extremely expensive. Let’s… Read More ›