Whew, boy, Tokyo is in the grip of a punishing heatwave and it's only June! The average high for this time of year is only 24°C (75°F), but the news is predicting temps close to 40°C (104°F) for the next couple of days. Luckily, Japan has lots of little gadgets, gizmos, and doohickies to help people survive these sticky conditions. Grab a glass of water, pull up a seat by the air con, and let us tell you about our favorite items for beating the summer heat.
You know the feeling: You’ve finished a long day at work and you’re desperate to get home and into some comfy sweats. But you don’t want to cook dinner either. Time for some take out! One silver lining from the recent corona-related restrictions on restaurants in Tokyo is that many places have seriously upped their take-out game. In this series, we comb the offerings in our most popular neighborhoods to find the best take-out menus on your way home. Today’s installment: five restaurants around Meguro Station with delicious and even dare-I-say healthy take-out options.

Awhile back, we had the pleasure of apartment hunting with our friend and well-known Tokyo-based YouTuber, KemushiChan ロレッタ (Loretta). We had a great time assisting with her apartment hunt, which she documented on her channel. Here we will take a look at some of the stuff that...

When moving to Japan as a family, or starting a family in Japan, one of your biggest concerns will be your child's education. We gathered responses from 50 expat families and compiled this list of the most highly recommended international schools for children living in...