Housed in ARK’s shelter in western Japan, Jade waits day after day for someone to come along and give her a proper home.
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Jul 8, 2024
Jade knows the love you take equals the love you make
Jade's search for someone to return the love she wants to show people is such a contrast to her initial shyness that it might seem out of character at first.
American Gregorio Narvasa has gone from baking cookies in his spare to time to working with major Tokyo companies from his new Koenji shop.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Jul 7, 2024
Koenji gets a new cookie shop. Its owner gets a community.
After several years of sharing his creations at pop-up events scattered across Tokyo, Gregorio Narvasa opened a physical bake shop in Koenji on April 20 of this year.
If only there was that special someone who could show Cauliflower the same love he gives to everyone he meets.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Jul 1, 2024
Won't you find Cauliflower someone to love?
Cauliflower is good with most dogs, adores people and would probably suit just about anyone — young, old or even a family with children.
Ruby might be shy at first, but as long as you have some treats, she'll warm up to you in no time.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / ADOPT ME!
Jun 24, 2024
When Ruby warms up to you, you've got it made
Once this tricolor girl finds that special person who will adopt her, Ruby is sure to settle in, breathe easy and make a gentle, precious and very pretty companion.
Dan Martin of Sankaku Nutrition helps busy professionals in the Tokyo area with their meal prep.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Jun 21, 2024
Dan Martin: ‘Long-term sustainability is the key factor to any diet’
The “sankaku” (triangle) in Sankaku Nutrition stands for improving gut health, energy balance and sleep hygiene among expats with busy lives.
Rose (pronounced like the wine) is nothing to fear.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / ADOPT ME!
Jun 17, 2024
A Rose by any other name
As lovely as a flower and as smooth as wine, Rose would make a wonderful, loving companion for someone who can recognize the precious gem she is.
However non-Japanese fathers in Japan manage the vagaries of life abroad, many share a preference for forging ahead for the benefit of their children.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Jun 14, 2024
There’s no one-size-fits-all fatherhood for foreign-born dads in Japan
From Hokkaido to Okinawa, fathers in Japan talk getting married, raising kids and taking life as it comes.

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals