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Melanin and Beauty

This article originally featured in the April 2020 issue of Connect. Christina Bellevue (Ibaraki) If you’re a beauty lover like me, then it only makes sense that you’d want to take advantage of your stay in Japan to discover local brands and try new products. While we may

Sakura? For Spring? Groundbreaking.

This article originally featured in the April 2020 issue of Connect. Isabelle Teo Spring is in the air! As we shed our jackets and embrace the sun, it’s time to spruce up our wardrobe! Though sakura-themed clothing and pastel pinks will probably return in full force this season,

Stylish at Work

This article originally featured in the March 2020 issue of Connect. By Chantal Brown (Tokyo), Annelise Wilp (Saitama), and Yentel Le Roux (Nara) Chantal Brown The alarm goes off at six and every pleasant dream shatters into the bleary wakefulness of morning. From then on, it’s

Japan’s Beauty Standards and Me

This article originally featured in the March 2020 issue of Connect. Viveka Odmann (Saitama)   Japanese people are often perceived by the outside world as healthy, young-looking and more importantly, beautiful. When my mother came to Japan for the first time, she admitted that she had

Photos by Daisy Braid

Sewing Off!

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. An interview with Daisy Braid on her unique creations and being a DIYer in Tokyo. Daisy Braid (Tokyo) Interviewed by Devoni Guise (Saitama) Daisy Braid is an Australian sewist living in Tokyo, Japan. After

Photo: Alys Grey and Matthew Li

Fall Styles in Kyoto 

This article originally featured in the November 2019 issue of Connect. Madeline Yochum (Kyoto) Fall is arguably the most beautiful season in Japan. With autumn foliage, festivals, and crisp weather alike, it’s the perfect occasion to step outside the box and play with a variety of

cover of November 2019 issue

CONNECT Magazine Japan #87 November 2019

“Samui des ne!” season has begun with the arrival of November. For November’s issue our team has sourced some incredible pieces for you to indulge yourself with! We get hyped for Onsen season, learn about the mental health benefits of kendo, a gamers account of

Oct 2019 cover

CONNECT Magazine Japan #86 October 2019

October is here! Autumn is peering around the corner and with that, some cooler weather. This month’s October issue covers some important seasonal changes and exciting anecdotes. We take a look at a fire and snake festival gone awry; a Halloween geek’s dream town, perspectives