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    Mental Health

    Why it’s time to embrace the Japanese concept of “oubaitori”

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    Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese interior design trend set to be huge in 2021

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    Life

    Bring simplicity and calm into your home with this fusion of two interiors trends

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Recipes

Dame Kelly Holmes tries Japanese afternoon tea

The double Olympic gold medallist is getting a taste of Japan.

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Jenny Tregoning
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Home

Say hello to Japandi, aka 2020’s biggest interiors trend

A blend of Nordic chic and eastern zen.

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Joanna Thornhill
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Life

It’s 2019, so why are companies telling female employees they can’t wear glasses?

Businesses in Japan tried to force their female staff to wear contact lenses, but these women aren’t going to stand for it.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Beauty

These Japanese beauty and wellness tips could be the secret to a longer life

Japan has the highest number of women living over 100... so what's their secret?

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Hanna Ibraheem
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Megan Murray
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Ikigai is the Japanese lifestyle philosophy to achieve happiness

We spoke to an expert about how it can help you feel more balanced and how to practice it.

A katsu sandu sandwich
Recipes

Katsu sando is the new foodie trend taking over our Instagram feeds

Have you tried one yet?

Posted by
Susan Devaney
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Women have to wear high heels in sexist offices
Life

Women are still expected to wear high heels at work in 2019, and WTF?

A petition calling for an end to sexist dress codes has gone viral, with over 30,000 retweets and shares.

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Hollie Richardson
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Japanese women are using an app to help stop groping on trains.
Life

How Japanese commuters are using their smartphones to stop groping on trains

The app alerts fellow passengers to crime.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Life

It’s official: Queer Eye is heading to Japan

Mark your calendars

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Susan Devaney
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Life

It’s official: this is the happiest place on earth, according to Instagram

Take a break from the bleak with this little ray of positivity

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Megan Murray
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Visible Women

From Icelandic protesters to Meghan Markle: the women making waves this week

Celebrating the women who made history and pushed for change over the last seven days.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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From Emma Thompson to grassroots activists: the women making waves this week

Celebrating the women who made history and pushed for change over the last seven days.

Visible Women

This 26-year-old just became Japan’s first ever female fighter pilot

“I hope to be the one to inspire more people to become a pilot.”

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Dozens of women working in Japanese media have been sexually harassed, according to survey

A third of cases involved MPs, government officials and police officers.

Posted by
Susan Devaney
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Visible Women

Women’s Daily Dispatch: The news you need to know on 11/5/18

Japanese MP apologises for criticising single women, Wonder Woman director breaks a new record, and more

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Visible Women

Women’s Daily Dispatch: The news you need to know on 5/4/18

The woman poisoned in a nerve attack in Salisbury speaks out, Japanese women are banned from the sumo ring, and more

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Moya Crockett
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Travel

TripAdvisor has named this island its top rising destination for 2018

Book your flights, before everyone else does

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Megan Murray
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People

Japanese princess gives up her royal title so she can marry a commoner

Because love is more important than status

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Moya Crockett
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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Did Japan’s First Lady pretend not to speak English to ignore Trump?

Akie Abe, we salute you.

Travel

There's a new UNESCO World Heritage site – but women are banned

So we won’t be visiting this Japanese island any time soon

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Nicola Rachel Colyer
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