Natural Health in Japan

Japan has a very long and rich history, when it comes to natural health and alternative medicine. Japan, like China, uses approaches like acupuncture to treat many illnesses and complaints. There are differences between the two oriental nations regarding acupuncture....

The True State of Dental Care in Japan

Dentists have copped a bad wrap via the internet, when it comes to overseas visitors seeking dental care in Japan. Perhaps it is the language barrier, which has contributed to some of the horror stories posted up about seeing the dentist in Japan, whilst on holiday or...

Makeup Nippon Style: Japanese Women & Cosmetics in the 21C

Japanese women do embrace the use of makeup and purchase cosmetics for the betterment of their appearance and skin. It is a widely held beauty practice throughout Japan. The artful covering of blemishes and imperfections is a highly regraded skill among the fairer...

The Place of Food in Japanese Culture

Food in Japan is the glue that binds everything together. Members of its society eat together to maintain their relationships and to socialise. It is no surprise then to find the Japanese cuisine as one of the most recognised and distinguished of its kind. Sushi has...