Crafty ways to have fun without mess

| Dec 12, 2015

Crafty ways to have fun without mess

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For some parents (or maybe it’s just me), there is one particular festive word that causes instant anxiety: “craft.” The seemingly innocuous “c” word conjures instant images of The Ideal Parents, sitting down patiently with their children, sprinkling glitter on freshly gathered pine cones ...

Outdoor hobby takes love of trees to new heights

Dec 12, 2015

Outdoor hobby takes love of trees to new heights

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Nature lovers are scaling new heights with a hobby that provides a sense of adventure while promoting forest conservation. “Tree climbing” is becoming increasingly popular in Japan as a form of outdoor recreation that not only offers excitement but also rest and relaxation for ...

There's no time like the Christmas present

Nov 21, 2015

There's no time like the Christmas present

It may not be a traditional custom in Japan, but Christmas gift-giving is always played up by shopping malls here. If you’re finding it all a bit overwhelming but still looking for something special, our writers are here to help with a few ideas ...