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.

 

The Life of an Olympic Ambassador

This article originally featured in the May 2021 issue of Connect. DeeDee Trotter interviewed by Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata 2008-2010, Kochi 2018-2020) DeeDee Trotter represented the United States at three Olympics (2004, 2008 and 2012) in track and field, ...
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From the Black Hills to Mt. Fuji

This article originally featured in the May 2021 issue of Connect. Billy Mills interviewed by Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata 2008-2010, Kochi 2018-2020) Prior to entering the 1964 Olympics, Billy Mills was rather unheralded, but the native of South Dakota went ...
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Simply Bento

This article originally featured in the May 2021 issue of Connect. A Quick-Start Guide for Beginners Michelle Maczka (Chiba) Universal truths are fairly rare when it comes to experiences on the JET Program, but one thing is certain: ...
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Sickness and the System

This article originally featured in the May 2021 issue of Connect. An experience with Japanese healthcare and Covid-19 By A. Doi As an American, my first reaction to Japan’s medical care was awe. I could get an appointment ...
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Wholesome Tales From Japan

Foreign Residents tell their Stories This article originally featured in the April 2021 issue of Connect. Clare Braganza (Fukushima) Some of the authors in this piece have chosen to shorten or omit their names for privacy reasons. Life ...
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Early Bird Gets the Worst

Catching Suspected COVID-19 during Japan's First Wave This article originally featured in the April 2021 issue of Connect. by “Robin” interviewed by Clare Braganza, CONNECT’s Wellness Editor [The names of some subjects in this piece have been changed ...
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Omori Life: Connecting Through Sports

An Interview with George Borden This article originally featured in the April 2021 issue of Connect. George Borden (Ōsaka) interviewed by Kayla Francis (Tōkyō) Photos: Omoroi Life Here at CONNECT, we understand how difficult it can be to ...
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The Wind Beneath My Skies

My Journey With Cross-Country Skiing And How You Can Start Too Sheila Mulherin (Hokkaidō) This article originally featured in the March 2021 issue of Connect. Cross-country skiing is a wonderful thing. You experience the beautiful natural scenery in ...
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The True Cost of COVID-19 and the 2020 Summer Games

This article originally featured in the March 2021 issue of Connect. Joby Zhang (Tōkyō) How much trust is there in the officials? As the total number of COVID-19 cases surpasses 400,000 in Japan, Tōkyō accounting for about a ...
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Eating Wild by Winifred Bird

Discovering More About The Land Around Us This article originally featured in the March 2021 issue of Connect. Kayla Francis, Anne Yi, Katie Ehrlich (Tōkyō) This article contains recipes and extracts originally published in “Eating Wild.” Now more ...
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