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My Take On Why Japan Is Skinny. And It’s Not To Do With Raw Fish and Seaweed.

It’s no secret that Japan has one of the lowest obesity rates in the world. Western stereotypes would have us believe that this is due to a scant diet of raw fish and seaweed. But having lived in Japan for nearly two years, I’ve noticed that there is a lot going on here besides diet. Sure,Continue reading “My Take On Why Japan Is Skinny. And It’s Not To Do With Raw Fish and Seaweed.”

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Cafés in Japan: The Scandinavian Show Home or Your Dead Grandma’s Kitchen

These are the two categories. There’s no in between. (I’m leaving out the maid/robot/animal themed cafes of Tokyo. That’s a whole other thing.) So you’ve got to do your research. But that doesn’t mean taking Google maps’ descriptions as gospel. ‘Café’ does not necessarily mean an establishment that remotely resembles Starbucks in any way. ButContinue reading “Cafés in Japan: The Scandinavian Show Home or Your Dead Grandma’s Kitchen”

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I’m a Brit called Bratt and I’ve been living abroad for a while (currently, Japan). I write about my experiences, discoveries and sometimes some interesting factual stuff like did you know that Japan has more PETS than kids?

Warning: some posts may contain irony.

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