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.

 

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The “Ideal” Woman: Defying Beauty Standards in Japanese Sports

This article originally featured in the February 2021 issue of Connect. Lisa Paper (Tōkyō) TW: The following article discusses suicide, sexism, racism and eating disorders. The Japanese term, “yamato nadeshiko”(1) refers to the personification of an “ideal Japanese ...
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New Orleans Style Cooking: Cajun chicken and Rice

This article originally featured in the February 2021 issue of Connect. Jessica Craven (Saitama) Louisiana Creole cuisine (or Cajun, for short) is one of the greatest masterpieces that emerged from the blend of the various cultures in the ...
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Sprouted chickpeas

My Raw Vegan Journey Continued: A Reflection on the Benefits of Raw Veganism

This article originally featured in the February 2021 issue of Connect. Sheila Mulherin (Hokkaido) Raw veganism is a clean and healing lifestyle for bubbling energy, power, vitality, and improved mental and physical wellbeing. Flavors are fresh, rich and ...
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Empty Hands, Full Hearts

Introductions to Karate-do in Rural Hokkaido This article originally featured in the February 2021 issue of Connect. Alexa Fisher (Hokkaidō) It’s October when one of my first-year junior high school students approaches me after English class. He is ...
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Tōkyō’s Top Bakeries

This article originally featured in the January 2021 issue of Connect. Kayla Francis (Tōkyō) Tōkyō is home to hundreds of bakeries. In a city famous for thousands of restaurants and 304 Michelin stars, it can be hard to know ...
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Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice: Vegan and Gluten-Free Burgers

This article originally featured in the January 2021 issue of Connect. Super easy vegan and gluten-free chickpea burgers Shannon Stocker (Hyōgo) Since finding these burgers on the Running on Real Food blog back in January, I’ve made some ...
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Don’t Forget YAMAP

This article originally featured in the January 2021 issue of Connect. Alice Ridley (Gunma) Health has been on many people's minds this year, and due to this, I have tried to fit more hiking into my routine. This ...
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Festive Chocolate-Orange Pudding

This article originally featured in the January 2021 issue of Connect. Day Bulger (Gunma) Searching all over for a fun and unique holiday recipe? Well, look no further! This chocolatey treasure not only looks (and tastes) like Christmas ...
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SOUPer Easy Winter Soup Recipe

This article originally featured in the January 2021 issue of Connect. Ashley De La Haye (Hyōgo) There’s nothing quite like a hot bowl of soup to warm your soul on a long winter night. Being placed in the ...
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Taco Soup

This article originally featured in the January 2021 issue of Connect. Taco, not Tako. There is no octopus in this soup. Meg Luedtke (Fukui) Tacos and soup were two foods I never expected to ever go together, but it ...
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