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.

 

Five Perks of the Inaka During COVID-19

While rarely someone’s first living choice for people coming over to Japan, the inaka (or countryside) often becomes our second home. We learn to love it and to really appreciate the uniqueness of the place ...
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From 0 to 100K

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Rhema Baquero (Kobe) Ethan Wang rolled out of his hotel bed in the early morning for one of the biggest challenges of his life, the Okinawa 100K ...
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A Windy Adventure Around Rishiri Island

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Sheila Mulherin (Hokkaido) Rishiri Island is a beautiful place in Hokkaido with quaint fishing towns, two ports, historical sites, and a seal pool. Mount Rishiri, among the ...
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Rolling Through a Metropolis

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Skateboarding and Connection in Tokyo Hans Klein (Tokyo) At Komazawa Skateboard Park in the middle of a blistering Tokyo summer, groups of tired people took refuge in ...
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Finding Your Throw

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. David Atti (Chiba) “I think I want to try judo.” I casually uttered those words to Mr. Sakai, the secretary at my elementary school. He was a ...
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Store Cupboard Cooking

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. Using What's in Your Cupboard to Make Tasty Meals Hazel Reilly (Tottori) All over the world, people are making do with less. As the number of Covid-19 ...
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Staying Sane in The Time of Coronavirus

This article originally featured in the May 2020 issue of Connect. How to Keep Safe and Sane at this Uncertain Time Caroline Allen (Tottori) We’re living in historic and unpredictable times. Our newsfeeds are full of anxiety-inducing facts ...
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Barrier-Free, Body and Mind: Living with a Disability in Japan

This article originally featured in the April 2020 issue of Connect. Huda Samakaab (Chiba) Growing Up With a Disability What sort of person do you picture when you hear the word “disability?” What sort of lifestyle is this ...
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JAPOW: A Whiteroom Experience

This article originally featured in the April 2020 issue of Connect. Ross McSwiney (Hokkaido) Japan is blessed with so many natural features, climates and people passionate about sport and the outdoors. The country has many stunning mountainous regions, ...
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Beer, Balloons and Magic Curses

This article originally featured in the April 2020 issue of Connect. Welcome to the Wonderful World of Japanese Professional Baseball Veronique Hynes (Nara) Each spring brings out the start of baseball season, so let’s talk about Japan’s number ...
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