All posts by TF Tribe

  • Japan has a drinkable tofu. No, it’s not like soy milk.

    A new drink has recently hit the store shelves at Tokyo’s convenience stores called “Nomu Tofu” or a drinkable Tofu. I happened to grab one at the store today and tried it.   It is easy to assume...

    • Posted September 12, 2017
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  • American Autumn Festival at Toshimaen

    Back in 1891  in the Highwood Park section of Weehawken, New Jersery, U.S.A., was Eldorado, a famous 25-acre amusement park that once held attractions from vaudeville to athletic performances. Toshimaen, one of Japan’s largest amusement parks for...

    • Posted September 11, 2017
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  • Southeast Asian flavors at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Tokyo

    Until October 23rd,  three restaurants at  the Grand Hyatt Hotel Tokyo will be offering a Southeast Asia-inspired a la carte dinner menus. The event is is collaboration with Mori Art Museum’s  “SUNSHOWER ~Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia...

    • Posted August 29, 2017
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  • The Best of Tokyo Edutainment: AQUARIUMS AND WATER PARKS

    A voyage of discovery

    • Posted August 1, 2017
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  • Swimming Pools in Tokyo for 500 yen or less

    If you’re put off by overpriced theme parks and hotel pool rates in Tokyo, here is a list of  swimming pools run by city wards that are well-kept, secure and above all, very affordable. Check the one...

    • Posted July 31, 2017
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  • Summer Days: Soak up some sun!

    In a former incarnation, Tokyo’s ex governor, Ishihara Shintaro wrote the award winning novel “Season of the Sun” (Taiyo no Kisetsu) depicting the hedonistic lifestyle of young sun worshipers who hung out on Kanagawa’s long stretches of...

    • Posted July 30, 2017
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  • Movies

    2 August 2017 Trolls (2016) (Blu-ray and DVD premiere) Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) (Blu-ray and DVD premiere) Gunned Down (2017) (DVD premiere) Certain Women (2016) (DVD premiere) Oceans Rising (2017) (DVD premiere) Always Shine (2016) (DVD...

    • Posted July 30, 2017
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  • Snoove

    If you haven’t checked out Aprica’s new premium class 3-wheeler SNOOVE stroller yet, you may be in for a surprise. While it is packed with new safety and comfort features to suit a Tokyo lifestyle such as...

    • Posted July 27, 2017
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  • Meet the widest gaming monitor

    Kicking back with Samsung’s latest offering and mother-of-all wide monitors offers an immersive gaming experience. We’re talking about CHG90, the very first ultra wide monitor never before seen in the market.   The 49-inch CHG90 with a...

    • Posted June 10, 2017
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  • Gearing up for the Natsu Matsuri

    Gearing up for the natsu matsuri.

    • Posted June 2, 2017
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  • How To Make A Summer Berry Gelato with Yogurt

    Soft, fluffy and so refreshing! Blueberries abound in this healthy and fresh take on a summer favorite. A pure, clean combination of berries, cream, and yogurt with the maximum fruity flavor and none of the fat found...

    • Posted June 1, 2017
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  • Terrace Dining With A View

    Now that summer is officially here, treat yourself to a restaurant with a good view. The private terrace with the panoramic view of Tokyo Bay at Italian restaurant “Ristorante Mangiare” in Odaiba opens to the public starting...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • No sugar, no additive all-natural juice

    Shine and Shine, the all-natural juice that promises to boost your energy through the day will be available at Sunkus, Family Mart and Circle K convenience stores from today. This health fix comes from a blend of...

    • Posted May 30, 2017
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  • Dual purpose Modern Yukatas

    Amina Collection Co., Ltd. an apparel company based in Yokohama sets a modern tone to Japan’s traditional Yukata worn in summer.  These 2017 Yukata prints under the ‘Chaihane’ brand, come in 15  patterns –  Okinawa style red...

    • Posted May 28, 2017
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  • Personalised child’s drawing engraved into dad’s leather accessories

    The best Father’s day gifts are made with thought and love that become more priceless over time. Japanese leather goods store, Business Leather Factory, starts a personalised engraving service ahead of  Father’s day (June 18) at 8...

    • Posted May 28, 2017
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  • Try this authentic Japanese summer dish at home

    In the spring and summer,  Japanese people love to eat their noodles and fish cold.  Here’s a delicious sashimi recipe shared by Reiko Yoshikawa for your summer eating pleasure. Salmon Tataki with Ginger Sauce Dashi soy sauce...

    • Posted May 27, 2017
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  • Go-kart companies asked by police to improve riders’ safety

    Out of twelve go-kart accidents reported in the city which Japan’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has been tracking since March, ten of them involved foreign tourists. Zooming away in a go-kart  has become a popular way of...

    • Posted May 22, 2017
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  • Tokyo resident Nicoleta Oprisan’s 5 Senses Collection

    Want to bring bold, feminine skirts into the season? Who better to make that a reality than Nicoleta Oprisan. A professional Ikebana artist, perfume stylist and Japan-based designer, Nicoleta Oprisan, wanted to extend her love of art...

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • Green spaces massage the body and brain, says Japanese research

    Nature bathing is a national pastime for Japanese people. It is easy to understand why. The air outside the city just feel fresher and better. Another reason is they know something most of us don’t. The Japanese...

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • Places to eat somen noodles from bamboo gutters. Kids love it!

    Eating nagashi or flowing somen noodles from a long bamboo gutter is a popular summer activity for Japanese kids. The longest distance to flow noodles down a line of bamboo gutters ever made measures 3,317.7 m (10,871...

    • Posted May 20, 2017
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  • Shaved Ice From Korea

    The only way to survive the hot summer months in Asia is by eating shaved ice or kakigori. However, shaved ice is served in many styles. In Japan, kakigori is often topped with different types of syrup...

    • Posted May 20, 2017
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  • See You Later Wrinkles

    Stress can accelerate the aging process by up to 10 years. The good news is 30 years of Shiseido’s advanced research in anti-aging has led to the discovery of an effective age-defying cream (in a tube) to...

    • Posted May 18, 2017
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  • Japan’s next generation of piano looks different. It has no flat keys.

    The Japanese culture’s pursuit for mastery is world renowned.  From cars and electronics, to alcohol and food, Japan has a knack for improving what already exists. Sara Kovner, a Japanese history teacher at the University of Florida...

    • Posted May 18, 2017
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  • Nail Polish strips, a faster way to color your nails

    When Korean opera singer Pha Park was in a bus to New York,  a lady applying nail polish in a taxi caught his attention. “Why do women all over the world paint their nails with nail polish...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • When is toe walking bad?

    We all know babies toe walk in the early stages of their development. Toe walking is an attempt to move with the ball of the foot instead of  having the heel and bottom of the foot touch...

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • There’s a new attraction at Tokyo Disney Sea that kids will love

    Tokyo Disney Resort has many new things lined up for the year.  It starts off with Nemo & Friends SeaRider at Tokyo Disney Sea,  its newest attraction in Port Discovery which is now open,  followed by “Disney...

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • Parents, Teachers, W sitting is a problem, says physical therapist.

    Lauren Drobnjak, a pediatric physical therapist warns parents that W-sitting is a problem. “This position limits trunk rotation so that kids can’t shift their weight to either side. This affects the development of balance reactions and the...

    • Posted May 11, 2017
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  • Possibly contaminated plastic pieces found on Volvic pet bottles in Japan

    Kirin Beverage announced that it is voluntarily recalling 3.7 million 500 ml- bottles of Volvic mineral water with expiry date on October 2019.  The water in question was distributed across Japan except Okinawa and Kyushu. “The reason...

    • Posted May 2, 2017
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  • Son’s tricky formula to a math equation leaves dad scratching his head.

    Dad: What is 40 divided by 5? Son: Hmm.. 5+5= 10, right? Then 4+4= 8, right? So the answer is 8. Dad: Wait, I’m not sure I follow you. Robo Taro’s son might have gotten the right...

    • Posted April 27, 2017
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  • Barbacoa’s Pop Up Beer Garden Opens in Takanawa

    When temperature gets warmer, Japan gets in the mood for barbecue, eda mame and chilled beer. And you know the drinking season is just around the corner when pop up beer gardens in the city start to...

    • Posted April 18, 2017
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  • Tamagotchis are back

    Purveyor of Japanese toys Bandai is back with its six original Tamagotchi creatures, the handheld digital pet in the 90s that got children busy with poos, pees, getting it fed and keeping it alive. The goal of...

    • Posted April 13, 2017
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  • Q. How do I remove ballpen marks off the wall?

    Our child scribbled on the white walls of our bedroom while I was busy with the laundry. I’ve tried everything possible to scrub the ink off of our wallpaper but nothing seems to work. We’re moving out...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Potentially Toxic Compounds Lurking at Your Tokyo Homes

    You may be unaware but potentially harmful chemicals have invaded our homes through products families use everyday. To know if what you’re using has a safety concern, here is a guide about these chemicals and what you...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • The lllongest baguette sandwich in Tokyo

    Right up the alley at rue de Bretagne, a cool Parisian hipster neighborhood in France, is a famous sandwich stand called Mmmozza (spelled with 3 annoying ‘M’s) that serves baseball bat-sized baguette sandwich stuffed with home-made mozzarella...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Food delivery at hanami spots

    The season of Japan’s pink petals is upon us. Thanks to the unfailing accuracy of the Japan Weather Association. Everyone who’s been here long enough know the annual drill. Dust off the blue sheets, take out the...

    • Posted April 4, 2017
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  • Tape wonder for Lego toys

    If your children play with Lego, they will love this new product, Lego blocks compatible tape. Nimuno loops is a Lego adhesive plastic strip with Lego bumps on one side that will turn anything into a Lego-compatible...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • A New Capsule Hotel Opens Next Month at Fuji-Q Highland

    Cabin & Lounge Highland Station Inn, located just a 1-minute walk from Fuji-Q Highlands, a theme park in Yamanashi prefecture, will be open for business from April 27 (Thu), 2017. The capsule-style private room slightly more spacious...

    • Posted March 9, 2017
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  • Yakiniku restaurants dazzle guests with birthday ‘meat’ cake

    Korean barbecue restaurants in Tokyo have figured out a way to surprise birthday guests through fancily arranged ‘meat’ cakes. Here are photos shared on social media. https://twitter.com/pancircus/status/671868834807091200/photo/1     https://twitter.com/iloveyakiniku/status/615483407175282690/photo/1 pic.twitter.com/6JFKRExeXQ pic.twitter.com/l8jcX8rAB7 pic.twitter.com/JhFSaWWriI KINTAN Shiodome City Center...

    • Posted March 5, 2017
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  • Sony Xperia Android 7.0 Powered Multi-Touch Projector is coming

    Sony’s Xperia portable projector first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress and again at the CES this year held in Las Vegas, is finally hitting the stores this spring.  Sony’s latest home-friendly device is called  Xperia Touch....

    • Posted March 2, 2017
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  • New Zealand Will Give You a Free Trip If You Agree to a Job Interview

    By Cailey Rizzo The tech industry in Wellington, New Zealand, is actively looking to recruit tech experts from around the world—and they’re offering a free trip to the country for anyone who can prove their merit. The...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • Organizing Ideas That Won’t Burn A Hole In Your Pocket

    Making your Tokyo apartment look beautiful and organized does not have to be expensive.  Clashing colours cause mental clutter and stress. Your kitchen plays an important role in providing nourishment to you and your family.  Of primary...

    • Posted February 25, 2017
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  • Brain Teasers

    • Posted February 24, 2017
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  • It’s new

    Japan’s purveyor of dairy products Snow Brand Milk Products Co. Ltd. has a new coffee-flavoured spread that will delight breakfast lovers looking for something different from the classic butter and jam combo. Yuki Coffee Soft is a...

    • Posted February 18, 2017
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  • Do you know the difference between American and British English?

    In today’s global world, it’s not enough that you speak American or British English.  It’s very important to know the difference between both.  Grammar Check came up with an infographic to highlight 63 differences.      

    • Posted February 17, 2017
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  • HAY FEVER ALERT

    Word has it that Japan’s iconic pink petals will arrive early this year. Expect for the dreaded pollen grains to start floating in the air around this month. Don’t underestimate these normally harmless airborne particles. Every year....

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Fun events at Huis Ten Bosch This Spring!

    Spring is just around the corner. If you’re planning a vacation escape to see the breathtaking tulip fields in Europe but don’t want to make the long trip, a “slice of Holland” does indeed exist in Japan,...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Technology has changed the way moms express milk

    Millennial moms grew up in a digital generation for whom multi-tasking has become the norm. But using classic breast pumps  today means they have to stop what they’re doing in order to pump.  The latest technology has...

    • Posted February 14, 2017
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  • Which Home Internet Plan is the best in Japan?

    Fiber optic vendors in Japan might be constantly tweaking their fee structure to stay on top of the game but Sony Network Communications’ blazing fast internet speed NURO is hard to beat. With its 2 Gbps fiber...

    • Posted February 14, 2017
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  • Best Enrichment Classes for Kids in Tokyo

    Kids go through different stages of development as they grow from infants to young inquiring minds. Multiple changes that happen in each of these stages are best stimulated by activities and enriching experiences for their growth and...

    • Posted February 13, 2017
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  • Japan may be losing in the global race for talent as salaries continue to lag behind in Asia

    According to the 2017 Hays Asia Salary Guide released by Global specialist recruiting group Hays ,  salary increases in Japan continue to lag behind in Asia. Continuing on from last year’s trend, it also reveals that for...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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