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.

 

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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Fresh Fuel for the Body

A Journey into Raw Veganism This article originally featured in the September 2020 issue of Connect. Sheila Mulherin (Hokkaido) My journey with raw veganism started in 2009, when I returned to the USA from Germany, and my brother ...
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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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