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.

 

My Wide Ride

This article originally featured in the December 2020 issue of Connect. Jonah Reid (Hokkaidō) I had spent a few years working at IBM, in the corporate Information Technology world, where there seems to be more theory than practice ...
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Discovering the Pole

This article originally featured in the December 2020 issue of Connect. Rachel Schlaifer (Tōkyō) I began pole dancing about three years ago at a very small local studio in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. What started as a mild curiosity ...
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Feeling Festive: Making the Most of Christmas Away from Home

This article originally featured in the December 2020 issue of Connect. Jess Langshaw (Kumamoto 2018-2020) Photos: Freepik, Jess Langshaw Illustrations: Freepik Living away from our home countries can be tricky. Add in darker nights, winter blues, and a ...
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Leaving Japan (Should You Stay, or Should you Go?)

This article originally featured in the December 2020 issue of Connect. Şenol Hasan (Fukushima 2018-2020) Just two short months ago, life was very different. I was living in Shirasawa, a small village in Fukushima Prefecture, where I would ...
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Apps that Get you Moving

This article originally featured in the October 2020 issue of Connect. Finding Motivation Through Technology Kayla Francis (Tokyo) It’s no secret that we spend a lot of time on our phones, but isn’t it about time that we ...
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Working Out from Home

This article originally featured in the October 2020 issue of Connect. by Multiple Contributors How People are Keeping Fit Through the Pandemic Kayla Francis (Tokyo) With the coronavirus lurking worldwide, now has never been a better time to ...
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Life in the Unexplored

This article originally featured in the October 2020 issue of Connect. Living Hyper-Isolated by Caleb Dunaway South of Yakushima and North of Amami Oshima, deep in Kagoshima prefecture, sits Japan’s longest “village” Toshima. Toshima Village, known as “Japan’s ...
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Volunteering Against All Odds

This article originally featured in the September 2020 issue of Connect. Christian Palmer (Yamaguchi) Anxiously gripping my cell phone, I waited for a call that would determine the next chapter of my life. The sudden vibration in my ...
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The Benefits of Peer Pressure

My Experience White Water Rafting in the Oboke George This article originally featured in the September 2020 issue of Connect. “Okay, who here is rafting for the first time?” I raised my hand apologetically. Fortunately, I wasn’t the ...
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The Rokko Mountain Cannonball Run

This article originally featured in the September 2020 issue of Connect. Sheila Mulherin (Hokkaido) The Mount Rokko Cannonball race in Kobe stands out as unique, unconventional and popular among trail runners in Japan. Japan seems like a very ...
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