Yearly Archives: 2017

NTT Medical Center Tokyo

An inner-city general hospital with a high level of medical care and foreign patient support, which has received both JCI and JMIP accreditation, as well as certification from public bodies including Medical Excellence Japan, which designates “Japanese International Hospitals” in

Schloss Bäckerei

Traditional German cakes and custom orders for birthdays and events.

Hudson Market Bakers

100% handmade baked goods, from cakes and pies to bars, cookies and granola, by a baker with extensive experience working in New York. Hudson Market’s cornbread, gingerbread and brownies are particularly beloved by the Tokyo expat community for their authentic

PLAZA HOMES

Founded in 1969, PLAZA HOMES holds updated information on a large number of sale and rental properties. With their vast experience, they will help you find the best property for you from the over 3,000 listings on their website. Their

Traditional Japanese Craft Workshop at Suntory Museum of Art

For those interested in traditional arts and crafts, Suntory Museum of Art is hosting an English-language workshop focusing on urushi (lacquerware) on October 29th. Held in cooperation with The Japan Kogei Association, the workshop will be led by Murose Kazumi,

Summerhill International School – An Environment of Beauty and Wonder

Making the decision of where to send your child to school can be a time of stress and uncertainty. There are many options and styles in Tokyo and it is important to choose a school that matches your needs and

Renting in Japan – A Beginner’s Guide

The system of renting in Japan, while not overly complex, can be daunting due to a lack of foreign language assistance. Employees of international companies dispatched to Japan will usually gain assistance through their employers, who often use large relocation

Basic Rules of Business in Japan

Working for a Japanese company or doing business in Japan involves a certain degree of ceremony and ritual, so it’s best to know the proper etiquette to avoid potential embarrassment or offense. Continue reading for a basic rundown on approaching

Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art

Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art was established in 1964 by industrialist Issey Hatakeyama, who was an avid art collector. The museum aims to preserve Japanese, Chinese and Korean art objects and has a particular focus on items related to

Ikedayama – A suburban oasis in central Tokyo

Get off the train at Gotanda and walk north from the station about five minutes and you’ll come to this surprisingly serene Tokyo neighborhood. Ikedayama is named after the Ikeda family of Okayama Castle, whose residence was located here during

Bread & Coffee IKEDAYAMA

A cafe and bakery at the base of Ikedayama, close to Gotanda Station. A windowed partition lets you see the bakers at work as they produce tasty breads and pastries.

A Personalized Approach: Tokyo Children’s Garden Preschool

These days, parents in Tokyo have a great deal of choice when it comes to international education. New schools are established each year, keeping pace with a steady increase in both the number of expats in Japan, and in interest

GOOD LIFE FACTORY

An organic salad specialty restaurant incorporating “superfoods” including hemp seed, chia seed, goji berry and quinoa. Choose from a range of delicious signature salads or create a custom salad choosing a base, toppings and dressing. Enjoy a wide range of

Genki Mobile

Genki Mobile offers affordable pocket Wi-Fi routers to visitors in Japan. They provide data usage of 1GB/day and full English customer support, making them stand out from their competitors. Genki Mobile uses NTT Docomo, one of the most popular service

Painting and Weaving Opportunity: Yohji Yamamoto・Yuuka Asakura

A collaboration between acclaimed fashion designer Yamamoto Yohji and artist Asakura Yuuka, Painting and Weaving is an exhibition of artworks and clothing-based installation pieces running at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery until mid-March. The Japanese title is “Ga to Ki”,

SAKURA -JAPAN IN THE BOX-

Meijiza is a theatre with over 140 years of history, located in the Nihonbashi area of central Tokyo. While the venue has over the years been host to traditional forms of drama including kabuki and shinpa, and more recently to

5 things to do for Setsubun

The 3rd of February is Setsubun, a special day marking the transition of winter into spring. While in reality the cold weather will probably continue well into March, it’s fun to get into the spirit of things by doing some

NoMad Grill & Lounge

Realizing Japanese hospitality and cuisine you can only find in Tokyo, NoMad Grill lounge is a steakhouse showing off the quality of Japanese ingredients, and a rooftop bar and lounge – a grown-up gathering space in the heart of the

Counselling Tokyo

Jungian-based psychotherapy by Dr Gabriel Symonds, a British medical doctor licensed in Japan. In Dr Symonds’ experience, many patients with anxiety and depression are suffering from ‘problems of living’ rather than mental illnesses. This is discussed further on the website.

Five great things about Japanese courier services

It should come as no surprise to anyone who’s visited Japan to learn that the Japanese approach to customer service isn’t found only at shops and restaurants. The care, attention and user-friendliness you find in the hospitality sector extends to

Ivy Prep International School

Kids On Air

Kids On Air is a special afterschool program for kids in grade 1-4 that provides dynamic hands-on experience through project-based learning.

Tokyo Children’s Garden
Recommended

A Reggio Emilia-inspired international bilingual preschool opened in April 2017 which provides a student-centered, adaptive learning environment. The school is based in Ikedayama, a quiet suburban area close to Gotanda and Takanawadai stations. The high teacher to student ratio (5

Shinagawa East Clinic

Shinagawa East Clinic is located in central Tokyo and has 17 years of history. The clinic specializes in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, ophthalmology, medical check-ups and travel vaccinations. Translation and interpretation services can be provided, and medical certificates can be

Tokyo Skin Clinic

EU-licensed multi-lingual doctors, experts in acne, skin cancer checks and rejuvenation. Outpatient procedures include cosmetic skin surgery, laser treatments, chemical peels, Botox/hyalouronic acid injections, sclerotherapy, etc. Checkups and STD tests available.

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