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TELL Charity Walk and Run (Sunday, May 24th, 2015)

Run for a great cause – the 16th edition of the TELL Charity Walk and Run on May 24th, 2015.  The charity walk and run takes place at the Tama River (Tamagawa) running course and comprises a 10-kilometer run, 5-kilometer run, 5-kilometer walk, and 5-kilometer run for children. The theme of …

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Easter Baskets! – Sold Out!

Easter is such a beautiful and fun holiday with birth and spring in the air, smiling children and Easter baskets! However, it can be a challenge to find baskets and the fillings in Japan.  To share Easter blessings and support a charity dear to my family, ShineOn! Kids, Baby and …

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Japan Charities – Volunteer Opportunities

Enjoy your life in Japan more by getting involved in Japan Charities. There are many volunteer opportunities to give time and or money to support great causes. I have curated a list of 10 Japan charities to help you find one just right for you. If you would like to nominate …

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Tokyo Birthday and Party Cakes – Warning: this will make you hungry!

Looking for beautiful and delicious order-made birthday and party cakes in Tokyo, Japan? There are plenty of local bakeries where you can buy beautiful white cakes covered in strawberries and fruit tarts. However, if you want a genuinely order-made cake that delivers the taste and looks you want look no …

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Take-no-Megumi, Azabu – Japanese Bamboo Crafts

The Japanese bamboo crafts at Take-no-Megumi in Moto Azabu are simple but so beautiful.  This wonderful little shop in Moto Azabu that has been in business for over 40 years. The founding family of Take-no-Megumi shop were originally manufacturers and wholesalers of bamboo products before opening their shop originally in …

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Japan Charity Events – December 2014

December is a great month to show your goodwill by making end-of-year financial donations or attending some of the great Japan Charity Events. All of these organisations are NPOs and rely on great supporters to continue their important work. Below is a curated list of charities that would great appreciate your …

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Loving this Japan Product – Nurie

I picked-up the TokyoTokio version of the Nurie colouring poster recently. Loving this product – Nurie!  I have decided to award this Nurie poster series a BestLivingJapan Great Product Award. This award will go to products that are both are both curious and creative! If your children, or you, love to …

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