All posts tagged "shopping"

  • A French style grocery store for organic nuts

    People’s appetite for organic food all over the world has increased five times over the last 2 decades. That includes Japan. According to statistics portal Statista, Japan is one of the world’s largest markets for organic food. ...

    • Posted January 28, 2018
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  • Everyday is a bargain at OK supermarket.

    I have been making a mental list of interesting names of shops I find in Tokyo: ‘Eye Rashes’, an eyelash extension salon, ‘Assort’ hairdressers, and a new one I’ve added to the list – a supermarket called...

    • Posted November 15, 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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  • Zara Home, a treasure trove of soft furnishings and home essentials

    The season to change the color motifs at home from warm to cool, breezy tones is upon us. There are lots of choices when it comes to buying soft furnishings in Japan. From the laid back country...

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • Are foods increasingly landing at ¥100 store shelves good and safe to eat?

    Decades ago, it would have been difficult to imagine the success of 100 yen shops in Japan as cheap things are perceived here to be of bad quality. The Japanese have an age-old proverb for that: Tada...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Late night shopping at Platinum Don Quijote

    I must admit running the household and taking care of twins and a toddler can be too challenging at times. Thanks to this place called Platinum Don Quijote right down our alley, we are able to manage...

    • Posted December 19, 2016
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  • Kappabashi Dori, Japan’s Kitchen Town

        When we lived in the U.S., we had one set of dishes for every day, and then our china for special occasions. Sure, we had the odd one or two other dishes, but for the...

    • Posted December 12, 2016
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  • Meet Abigail Terrien

    Where is your family originally from and what brought you to Japan? We are a very international family. My husband is French, I am half Swiss, half English, so my kids have three nationalities and languages plus...

    • Posted April 29, 2009
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  • Camp it up!

    The first experience can be tough, so take things slow. Get the lifestyle and the outdoor sprit without the headaches of bugs and dirty toilets. If you are new to the outdoor scene, have no camping equipment...

    • Posted August 5, 2008
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