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Popular Japanese Sweets and Treats

The rich and unique Japanese flavours found in Japanese cuisine are strongly associated with premium-quality seafood dishes and classy restaurants, amongst many other culinary delights. However, sweet treats often fall by the wayside when it comes to our (Western) knowledge of Japanese cuisine – and boy we’re missing out! Here, we explore a guide to …

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Konbini – What is it Good For? Pretty Much Everything

If you’re just dipping your toes into the vast ocean of Japanese contemporary culture then you might be wondering what a konbini even is. Perhaps you’ve taken the plunge into the hustle and bustle and have already entered your fair share of 7-Elevens – but do you know just how much they have to offer? …

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Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Tableware

A Guide to Japanese Tableware Have you ever sat down at a traditional Japanese meal and not known what each bowl is for and where your cutlery was? The Japanese have a large array of tableware and if you haven’t done your research it can be hard to know what goes where and why you …

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How to Celebrate Father’s Day – Japanese Style

Whether your father has ties with Japan or you simply want to do something a bit different this year, a Japanese-themed dinner is a fun and original way to celebrate Father’s Day. So put your Japanese knife skills to the test and get the sake flowing (preferably in that order), and learn how to celebrate …

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Eat Like the Japanese, Lose Weight and Live for Longer

Reap The Health Benefits of Japanese Food Japanese food is not only a feast for the taste buds and the eyes; it’s also exceptionally healthy. If you’re looking to make a fresh start this year, read on to learn about the amazing health benefits of Japanese food, and to find out how to incorporate some of these …

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Kinga Shinnen! Top 7 Japanese New Year Traditions

Just as we celebrate Christmas in the West with traditional food, festive music and an exchange of cards, Japan has a number of different customs to welcome in the New Year. This post explores some of the best-known Japanese New Year traditions, from the tasty (osechi) to the tuneful (Kohaku). Top 7 Japanese New Year …

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How is New Year Celebrated in Japan?

Celebrations begin when everybody flees the city to visit family and friends in the countryside. New Year or Shogatsu is a time for families to come together and celebrate all things Japanese. In western countries, celebrating New Year consists of big parties and firework displays, however in Japan, there are less fireworks and more family …

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