Celebrating Youth Entering Adulthood in Japan

Celebrating Youth Entering Adulthood in Japan

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 11th Jan 2020

If you are in Japan on the second Monday of January, you’ll see many young people out and about for the Coming of Age Day—the day for celebrating the youth entering adulthood, and encouraging them … read more
Japanese Traditions and New Year Wishes

Japanese Traditions and New Year Wishes

Posted by Momoko Kagamizu on 23rd Dec 2019

In Japan, traditions are in full display during New Year. It is the time of the year to clean the house thoroughly, pay debts, visit relatives and friends, and exchange gifts. One of the most imp … read more
Japanese Eating Habits and Dietary Guide

Japanese Eating Habits and Dietary Guide

Posted by Yukiko Kisaki on 16th Oct 2019

Factors Contributing to the Lowest Obesity Rate in the World Contrary to common belief, Japanese meal portions are not very small. However, instead of lots of one type of food on one plate, th … read more
Chilled Soba Noodles (Zaru Soba) Recipe

Chilled Soba Noodles (Zaru Soba) Recipe

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 24th Aug 2019

Serving Size: 1 portion  Prep Time: 5 minutes  Cooking Time: 10 minutes Zaru soba is Japanese chilled noodles served with a cold broth called tsuyu on a bamb … read more
Mamachari: a Bike for Everyone!

Mamachari: a Bike for Everyone!

Posted by Momoko Kagamizu on 21st Aug 2019

Clockwise from top left: Mother with children in Tokyo, Kimono-clad lady in Kyoto, Going surfing in Miyazaki, Mamachari “Grand-Prix” in Osaka. In Japan, mamachari bicycles — liter … read more