“I gave birth in a tatami room”

“I gave birth in a tatami room”

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.tokyoweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/image1-1.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="“I gave birth in a tatami room”" title="“I gave birth in a tatami room”" /></div><div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Being a first-time parent is a roller coaster of emotions ranging from the excitement of nurturing a family to the general anxiety of “doing it right.” In collaboration with </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Saraya</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a leading manufacturer of baby care products in Japan, </span></p></div>…

Voice of Tokyo #6: TW Checks In With The City’s Trendsetters

Voice of Tokyo #6: TW Checks In With The City’s Trendsetters

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.tokyoweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/motky-John-Amari_70880-2-Photo-Credit-Michael-Holmes-for-Millennials-of-Tokyo.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Voice of Tokyo #6: TW Checks In With The City’s Trendsetters" title="Voice of Tokyo #6: TW Checks In With The City’s Trendsetters" /></div><div> <p>The humans of Tokyo make this metropolis pulse with energy. In this Voice of Tokyo, from our July-August 2022 issue, we check in with four of the many Tokyo voices that make the cacophony a symphony.</p> <figure id="attachment_207270" style="width: 1535px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><noscript></noscript><img loading="lazy" decoding="async" class="size-full wp-image-207270 lazyload" viewbox="0 0 1535 1025" alt="" width="1535" height="1025" srcset="data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg%20xmlns%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2000%2Fsvg%22%20viewBox%3D%220%200%201535%201025%22%3E%3C%2Fsvg%3E 1535w" sizes="(max-width: 1535px) 100vw, 1535px" src="https://www.tokyoweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/motky-John-Amari_70880-2-Photo-Credit-Michael-Holmes-for-Millennials-of-Tokyo.jpg"/><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Photo by Michael Holmes </figcaption></figure></div>…

Softcream Adventures: Tasting Akita’s Local Softcream Flavors

Softcream Adventures: Tasting Akita’s Local Softcream Flavors

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i0.wp.com/i.ibb.co/yy0PFQm/JZeym-IH0-B-A.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Softcream Adventures: Tasting Akita’s Local Softcream Flavors" title="Softcream Adventures: Tasting Akita’s Local Softcream Flavors" /></div><div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Did you come straight here after watching our </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">other softcream adventures</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> on YouTube? Or are you just finding us for the first time? Either way, welcome to the local softcream flavors exploration mission. This month we visit Akita Prefecture to </span></p></div>…

Gov’t Can’t Escape Links to Unification Church Despite Cabinet Reshuffle

Gov’t Can’t Escape Links to Unification Church Despite Cabinet Reshuffle

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i3.wp.com/www.tokyoweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Week-in-Review-220715.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Gov’t Can’t Escape Links to Unification Church Despite Cabinet Reshuffle" title="Gov’t Can’t Escape Links to Unification Church Despite Cabinet Reshuffle" /></div><div> <p><span data-contrast="auto">In our latest news roundup, we report on the prime minister’s cabinet reshuffle. Out of 19 ministerial posts, just two women were selected. The biggest talking point, though, was once again the government’s relationship with the Unification Church. Several members </span></p></div>…

Spy x Family is What Mr.  & Mrs.  Smith Could Have Been

Spy x Family is What Mr. & Mrs. Smith Could Have Been

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i3.wp.com/i.ibb.co/b7vsVng/i-DD735j-OKPU.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Spy x Family is What Mr. & Mrs. Smith Could Have Been" title="Spy x Family is What Mr. & Mrs. Smith Could Have Been" /></div><div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Premiering back in April, </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Spy × Family </span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">has not only become one of the most popular shows on Netflix but also currently ranks as one of the Top 10 greatest anime of all time, according to </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">750,000 users over at </span></p></div>…

Headed on a trip?  Flight attendants swear by this luggage and carry-on duo

Headed on a trip? Flight attendants swear by this luggage and carry-on duo

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i1.wp.com/res.cloudinary.com/glide/image/fetch/https%3A%2F%2Fs.yimg.com%2Fny%2Fapi%2Fres%2F1.2%2Fu0U_nveD.WfVQMdUPxpT6A--%2FYXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTEyNDI7aD03MjU-%2Fhttps%3A%2F%2Fs.yimg.com%2Fuu%2Fapi%2Fres%2F1.2%2Fd62txBC5lovXse_Wvbytkw--%7EB%2FaD03MDA7dz0xMjAwO2FwcGlkPXl0YWNoeW9u%2Fhttps%3A%2F%2Fmedia.zenfs.com%2Fen%2Faol_yahoo_life_260%2F1392fdbc7152ba20195bd9fe525b0927?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Headed on a trip? Flight attendants swear by this luggage and carry-on duo" title="Headed on a trip? Flight attendants swear by this luggage and carry-on duo" /></div><div> <figure class="caas-figure"> <div class="caas-figure-with-pb" style="max-height: 700px"> <div> <div class="caas-img-container" style="padding-bottom:58%;"></div> </div> </div> <p><figcaption class="caption-collapse">This luggage combo fits TSA guidelines for a carry-on and personal item. (Photos: Amazon)</figcaption></p> </figure> <p>Heading out on a much-needed (and probably long overdue) vacation? If you’re traveling by plane or train, you know how important it is to choose luggage </p></div>…

8 Japan Associated Documentaries on Netflix

8 Japan Associated Documentaries on Netflix

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i3.wp.com/www.tokyoweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/age-of-samurai-1100x555.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="8 Japan Associated Documentaries on Netflix" title="8 Japan Associated Documentaries on Netflix" /></div><div> <p>For these concerned about studying extra about Japanese tradition, Netflix has a terrific collection of documentaries concerning the curious land of the rising solar. Whereas some completely give attention to Japan, others function a deep dive into one side of </p></div>…

Changing into an Anime Woman for a Week|  Tokyo Weekender

Changing into an Anime Woman for a Week| Tokyo Weekender

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.tokyoweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Sora_1.png?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Changing into an Anime Woman for a Week| Tokyo Weekender" title="Changing into an Anime Woman for a Week| Tokyo Weekender" /></div><div> <p><span data-preserver-spaces="true">It is Friday evening and Sora is vibing as she streams on Twitch. She’s taking part in </span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Genshin Impression</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true"> with a couple of viewers whereas chatting to them about how their week has been. Pinksphere (actual username omitted for privateness) </span></p></div>…

Our Chicago: Lollapalooza’s influence on tourism and companies

Our Chicago: Lollapalooza’s influence on tourism and companies

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i2.wp.com/i.ibb.co/Wgwpz0b/gs-X46jg-UYb-M.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Our Chicago: Lollapalooza’s influence on tourism and companies" title="Our Chicago: Lollapalooza’s influence on tourism and companies" /></div><div id=""> <p class="fnmMv geuMB alqtB Dyur "><span class=" ">CHICAGO (WLS) — </span>Tourism throughout the US and right here in Chicago is rebounding, however greater than two years after the beginning of the pandemic, Michael Jacobson, the president and CEO of the Illinois Resort and Lodging Affiliation, says enterprise </p></div>…

7 of Japan’s Spectacular World Data

7 of Japan’s Spectacular World Data

<div style="text-align:center"><img decoding="async" width="1200" src="https://i3.wp.com/www.tokyoweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/shutterstock_1513088030.jpg?w=1200&resize=1200,0&ssl=1" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="7 of Japan’s Spectacular World Data" title="7 of Japan’s Spectacular World Data" /></div><div> <p>Who does not love chasing superlatives and being one of the best on this planet? Japan actually does. This nation has excessive requirements for itself and competes globally even in classes it isn’t anticipated to excel at, comparable to whiskey </p></div>…