Summer/Winter Treat – Sake, Japanese Rice Wine
Summer/Winter Treat – Sake, Japanese Rice Wine

Summer/Winter Treat – Sake, Japanese Rice Wine

  How can we skip Sake when we talk about alcohol in Japan? Definitely not. Sake usually contains 18% to 20% alcohol contents during production and may lower the ratio to 15% by adding water for bottling sales. Many people may have already known sake is made from rice. However, people may often get confused

Summer Treat – Try Umeshu from Japan if you like Fruity Drink
Summer Treat – Try Umeshu from Japan if you like Fruity Drink

Summer Treat – Try Umeshu from Japan if you like Fruity Drink

  Sake has been so representative as the famous Japanese rice wine so that other famous Japanese alcohol may not fall into people’s mind. Beer is another popular category in Japan and Asahi has been our favorite brand for long. However, today, we are going to talk about another much small yet very popular type

How to enjoy Japanese meal? Watch your table manners first!
How to enjoy Japanese meal? Watch your table manners first!

How to enjoy Japanese meal? Watch your table manners first!

Table manners in our opinion are very important to show your respect to others and the food as well as the environment for the meal. This applies to both Western and Eastern food cultures. If you don’t practice suitable table manners during daily or casual life, it will be very difficult to behave properly when

Kintsugi, the Art of Embracing Damage
Kintsugi, the Art of Embracing Damage

Kintsugi, the Art of Embracing Damage

Kintsugi, to join with gold, which is a methodology for repairing broken Japanese ceramics. It is said that this idea came from around late 1400s, when a shogun (general) broke his favorite tea bowl, the bowl was fixed but the shogun would like it to be beautified and that was when gold came to play.

A Vulnerable Environment with Most Long-lived People – Part 1
A Vulnerable Environment with Most Long-lived People – Part 1

A Vulnerable Environment with Most Long-lived People – Part 1

Japan is famous for many things and two of them that seem to be contradictory are natural disaster and long life span. Probably they are each other’s cause and result naturally. The group of islands unattached to any continent were derived from primarily several large ocean movements occurring over hundreds of millions of years from

Japan = Manga

Japan = Manga. Many people get to know Japan from a comic book like Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, One Piece or any other one on this top 100 list (https://goo.gl/rBXvKV). Not like in other foreign countries, where manga is mainly popular among children or young people, in Japan, people from all ages read manga. It