Wellness & Sports

Do you look forward to the Wellness and Sports sections every month? Here you can find healthy living advice and information on the nation’s sports community.

 

A Grinch Celebrates a Filipino Christmas

This article originally featured in the January 2020 issue of Connect. Head Editor: Alice Ridley (Gunma) When my Filipino friend asked me if I wanted to join her family in Manila for a large and chaotic ...
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Oh the Places You Go and the People You Meet

This article originally featured in the January 2020 issue of Connect. A Winter Vacation in Europe Head of Visual Media: Ashley Hirasuna (Ishikawa) What are some impressions people have of the JET Programme when they hear ...
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Hokkaido-jingu Shrine Photo: Rhema Baquero

Head Web Editor/Assistant Designer: Texan in Hokkaido

This article originally featured in the January 2020 issue of Connect.  Rhema Baquero (Kobe) - Updated with pictures from the trip.  I do not like being cold. I really despise feeling cold inside of my own home ...
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Tet: The New Year Magic of Vietnam

This article originally featured in the January 2020 issue of Connect. Wellness Editor: Caroline Allen (Tottori) By the time you read this piece, I won’t be in rural Japan, mourning the absence of central heating. Rather, ...
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A Fun Time to do Absolutely Nothing

This article originally featured in the January 2020 issue of Connect. Sports Editor: Rashaad Jorden (Kochi) The end of the year is frequently a time for reflection, but it is also a chance to look ahead ...
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Autumn in Ancient Capital

This article originally featured in the January 2020 issue of Connect. Travel Editor: Hoong Shao Ting (Nagano) In the second week of December, I had the opportunity to exchange my usual mountainous backdrop for Lake Biwa ...
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Traveling to the “Roof of Japan”

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of of Connect. Amy Lim (Nagano) Coming from Singapore where it’s summer all year round, I’ve always been fascinated with snow, especially snow-capped mountains. Being posted to ...
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A Not-So-Traditional New Year

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. Annelise Wilp (Saitama) When my boyfriend visited me in Japan for the holidays last year, we knew that we wanted to stay in a ...
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One of the many ponds at Juniko on the northwest edge of Shirakami Sanchi Photo by: Reid Bartholomew

Shirakami Sanchi: Hiking Tohoku’s Treasure

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. Reid Bartholomew (Aomori) Japan is home to four UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites, three of which are difficult to reach from much of Honshū ...
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You are a Spartan!

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. Each summer, I travel back to the US to visit family and friends. I enjoy summer in the US as it is a break ...
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