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1Fri 2017

Japanese Food “Oden” – Fall and Winter Favorites

This week’s weather was quite warm for November, but when it is a little bit colder, everyone starts thinking about eating something hot, like “oden“, or going to Japanese onsen, or simply putting on something warm and getting under a

15Fri 2016

Can you Eat with Chopsticks?

One comment that all gaikokujin have heard in Japan is: “Wow, you can use chopsticks! Sugoi! (すごい)! ” (here “Sugoi” means “Terrific”).
Is this the expression of Japanese kindness or is it second degree humor? We tend to think it is the former. One

13Wed 2016

In Japan, You can Make Payments using your Fingerprints

The new system is to be tested as soon as this Summer, with the intent to be fully implemented by the Olympic games. Learn about the Japan Biometric Payment Scheme below.
The purpose is obviously to make the shopping experience easier for

15Tue 2016

About Hayazushi and Narezushi

While everyone knows about sushi, most foreign people may not know that there are various kinds of Sushi in Japan. To simplify, kinds of Sushi can be divided into two types: “早鮨” (“Hayazushi“) and “なれ鮨” (“Narezushi“).
“Haya” means “quick”, “Nare” means “become”. The difference between these