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Preparing for Winter – Top 10 Japan Essentials

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Winter is just around the corner. Wanted to share my curated recommendations on preparing for winter – 10 Items to make living in Japan more comfortable. Below are products that have excellent customer reviews in Amazon.co.jp, and are shipped for free immediately from Amazon.  If you have your recommendations, please …

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Søstrene Grene, Jingue Mae – Great Value Scandinavian Home Accessories and Crafts

Søstrene Grene

Søstrene Grene a Scandinavian design home accessories, kitchen ware, gifts, stationery and interior furnishings chain has opened their first store in Japan.  The store is located right off the main Omotesando strip behind Omotesando Hills. The store offers super value items from yarn, paint, and beads to candles and end tables for your apartment. …

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Tokyo Men’s Big and Tall Stores

Tokyo Men's Big and Tall Stores

With four men & boys in our house,  I have been researching and shopping at Tokyo Men’s Big and Tall stores for quite a few years. Here is a list of the top locations in Tokyo and also the best online resources (domestic and international). I have shopped at, and …

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Tokyo English Speaking Doctors

Tokyo English Speaking Doctors

Here is a curated listed of Tokyo English speaking doctors covering pediatricians, dentists, ophthalmologists and  OBGYNs. This list includes doctors that we (Lauren and Sandra) and many of my Tokyo Expat friends have used and recommend.   Choosing a doctor is a personal decision based on many decision factors. This list …

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Tokyo-based English Speaking OBGYNs

Tokyo-based English Speaking OBGYNS

Here is a curated listed of Tokyo-based English speaking OBGYNs that we (Lauren and Sandra) and many of my Tokyo Expat friends have used and recommend.  If you are choosing an OBGYN for pregnancy, you will also want to check which hospital or clinic the doctor has delivery access.   …

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