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Welcoming Spring's Arrival in Our Office

Welcoming Spring's Arrival in Our Office

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 20th Feb 2020

In our office, we have a corner we call "small world" for displaying traditional Japanese seasonal themes. And one of the surest signs of coming of spring in Japan is Hina-Matsuri, the Festival … read more
Kumquat Preserve with Kudzu Syrup Recipe

Kumquat Preserve with Kudzu Syrup Recipe

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 8th Feb 2020

I'm fond of seasonal foods. They are fresher, tastier, and more nutritious than food consumed out of season. It's early February and the kumquats grown in my hometown of Miyazaki are in high s … read more
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
Keeping Warm in Winter the Japanese Way

Keeping Warm in Winter the Japanese Way

Posted by Yukiko Kisaki on 3rd Dec 2019

I live in a traditional Japanese wooden house in Miyazaki with modest insulation. It doesn’t snow much here, though winters are relatively cold and nighttime temperatures can dip below freezing.& … 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