Lifestyle

Do you look forward to the Health & Nutrition and Travel sections every month? Here you can find the tasty recipes, healthy living advice, and the travel destinations you love to explore.

 

Being Half-Japanese

Alex Furukawa (Oita) Two of my American friends here in Oita prefecture received a grant from the American embassy to put on a cultural event in Beppu. The event was called "Two Worlds: Japanese and ...
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CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #75 October 2018

Fall has finally arrived in Japan, bringing with it a chill in the air as well as the October issue of Connect! Want to enjoy all the autumn cuisine without breaking the bank? We have ...
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CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #74 September 2018

Are you a brand-new ALT looking for some advice for your time in Japan, or are you a seasoned JET veteran looking for something new to catch your eye? Whichever category you fall into, you ...
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Everyday life after a disaster

Camilo A. Guerra-Tejo (Mihara) There is no question that disasters alter our lives.  Homes and cherished personal items are destroyed, places are closed, roads become impassable, and sadly lives are lost. But, after the initial ...
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Life as a Muslim in Japan

Aisha Bibi (Hiroshima) “Muslims are spied on in Japan”—this was the statement that I had read online when I searched about Muslims in Japan. I wasn’t sure if it was true or not but it ...
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Donations and Volunteering for West Japan Floods

Callum Hull (Hiroshima) As many of you may know, on the 6th and 7th of July 2018, West Japan was hit with record rainfall as—three times the expected rainfall for July. The Chugoku region of ...
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New Year in Japan

Jasmin Hayward, Ishikawa Three current JETs tell CONNECT what it was like experiencing their first New Year in Japan: the highs and lows, the food, the unexpected advertising, and of course, the obligatory shrine and temple ...
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Influenza

Melanie Marino (Osaka) It may be February, but don't be fooled – influenza is still rife throughout the land. Continue to take care to avoid it, and keep these tips in mind for next season ...
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Coconut Curry

Montana Malarkey-Kessler (Kyoto) Ingredients:  Vegetables Onions, carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, broccolini, celery, mushrooms, squash, pumpkin, snow peas, cauliflower, spinach, kale, chickpeas, green peas, green beans, lentils, eggplant, etc. Anything you’ve got! Spices/Seasonings ...
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Gynecology in Japan – Just Do It!

Anonymous “Just take a deep breath and relax for me, please.” I complied; I inhaled and fixed my gaze firmly on the featureless slate of plastered ceiling above my head. My first thought was they should ...
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