The 2016 Sakura Forecast by the Japan Weather Association Has Been Released!

When Setsubun holiday on February 3rd has finished, it’s time for Spring in Japan! While the weather in February may still be cold, there are promises of spring everywhere. There is especially good news for those who are hoping to see Japan’s famously beautiful sakura blooming in 2016! The Japan Weather Association has released their…

Learn All About Doraemon’s Favorite Snack: Dorayaki!

Dorayaki is a type of Japanese confection which is similar to pancakes. Sandwiched between the two round pancakes is usually sweet azuki bean paste filling. Fans of the Doraemon series will recognize dorayaki as being Doraemon’s favorite food. The creation of the Doraemon series since 1969 has propelled dorayaki into becoming a huge part of…

The Latest in Bizarre but Tasty Japanese Kit Kat Flavors: Sake Kit Kats!

Even though Kit Kat is a brand of chocolates originally from the United Kingdom, Japan is known for its wide assortment of Kit Kat flavors which are unique and cannot be found in other parts of the world. Some of the flavors that have been produced by Nestle Japan include edamame (soybean), matcha (green tea),…

Eat Your Good Luck with Eho Maki – Fortune Sushi Rolls!

Setsubun is almost upon us, the time when we usher in a new season – Spring! We call this Rishhun. But, don’t let the calendar fool you. It is still as cold as the top of Mount Fuji over here! Calendars lie, people! However, one of the most important traditions of this fine holiday involves…

Always Arrive on Time with Japanese Airlines ANA and JAL!

Well, the reports are in. The list of the most punctual airlines in the world has been made, courtesy of www.cnn.com and of course to no surprise, Japanese airlines have come out on top! The main two airlines in Japan are, of course, ANA (All Nippon Airways) and JAL (Japan Airlines). And both, have come…

All About Ozoni: Japan’s Traditional New Year Soup

When the current year draws to a close, the Japanese are busy with preparing for the upcoming oshogatsu (お正月) by cleaning up their houses, purchasing or preparing food to be cooked and eaten during the New Year holidays, travelling to their hometowns to reunite with their families or taking a much-deserved break overseas with their…

These Classy New Kit Kats are Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Kit Kat goes hand in hand with Japan like cherry blossoms in the springtime. With their most recent Kit Kat offering, they have taken a routine chocolate bar and have taken it up a notch. There are even multiple specialty shops dedicated to the unique flavors alone. There are multiple regional flavors, from Kyoto matcha…

3 Must-Try Japanese Foods for Non-Seafood Lovers!

Japan is a country well known for having amazing food, although usually when people think Japan they instantly think seafood. However if your not a big fan of seafood, whether it’s the taste, look or an allergy then there is good news! There are plenty of great foods for you to try and that, you…
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