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
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
Tanabata: Japanese Festival of Forlorn Lovers

Tanabata: Japanese Festival of Forlorn Lovers

Posted by Momoko Kagamizu on 7th Jul 2019

In Japanese mythology, the seventh day of the seventh month (July 7) is the festival of Tanabata. On this day, the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi, two lovers separated by the milky way, unite for their … read more
Aya, Sustainable Community in South Kyushu

Aya, Sustainable Community in South Kyushu

Posted by Taro Kobayashi on 7th Jun 2019

Aya (綾) is a picturesque sustainable organic farming community of 7,053 inhabitants (2019) located about 20 kilometers from our hometown of Miyazaki in south Kyushu island. It is nestled betwe … read more