About Best Living Japan
Best Living Japan (ベストリビングジャパン) founded in 2015 is a Tokyo based blog about raising kids in Japan, and providing Japan-specific lifestyle information for globally-minded families living and traveling to Japan. We share activities, events, and information that we believe is useful and fun for families in Japan. The Best Living moms are not “experts” on Japan, but we have a lot of useful real-life info as two moms who have combined six children ages (20-5 years), and over 25 years living in Japan.
In our licensed and insured studio we cooking, art and lifestyle classes in our licensed professional cooking and art studio in Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
We also run an art studio gallery (Tokyo Art Studio) next to our Best Living Japan Studio. Tokyo Art Studio strives to provide a platform for the global community of emerging artists based in Japan. Through exhibitions and programming, TAS encourages our community to creatively connect with one another through the power of art and dialogue.
Our motto is Learn, Laugh, and Live!
Contact Best Living Japan
Best Living Japan Studio Rental Request: Our studio is available to rent for 1/2 or full days. Room for 12 people hands-on crafts and cooking, or 25 seminar style.
Teach at Best Living Japan: Partner with Best Living Japan to offer your skills and services to the global community living and traveling to Japan. If you are interested in offering a class or course send us your ideas and we will be in touch! info@BestLivingJapan.com
Advertising & partnerships: To pay our bills we do have some associate and advertising relationships with 3rd party companies which we believe in and use on a regal basis. If you are interested in becoming a partner, please send us an email to info@BestLivingJapan.com
Who are we?
Lauren Bliss Kawasaki (川﨑ﾌﾞﾘｽ ﾛｰﾚﾝ) – Co-Founder, Best Living Japan
I am an American mother of four curious and creative kids (elementary, high school & college) and one very supportive husband who is a Japan native. In total, I have lived in Japan for 25 years (over three stints). For 20+ years, I was on the corporate track; gaining an MBA from Harvard Business School, working brand management at Clorox, helping to start BabyCenter.com and finally working 14 years at Amazon.com and .jp. In 2014, I retired from corporate life and am now a mompreneur. Best Living Japan is me following my passion and sharing it with others. I hope that you enjoy the information and classes & workshops we provide. We also launched an Art Gallery in Tokyo (The Tokyo Art Studio) which has 3-6 shows per year. Stop by the studio and say hi! We are located at 3-17-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Sandra Takada (高田 サンドラ） – Retired Co-Founder, Best Living Japan
I’m an asian-American mother of two elementary school age kids living in Tokyo. I studied software engineering in the U.S.. After 5 years of programming & consulting I took a sabbatical year and moved to Japan, traveled around Asia, and met my husband in Tokyo. I gave birth to my son in 2011 and founded a web-blog called Tokyo Stroller soon after. In late June 2015 Tokyo Stroller merged with Best Living Japan. Although, retired from blogging now I was the Co-Founder, of Best Living Japan from 2016 – 2020.