On a Budget? Try These 5 Affordable and Delicious Foods in Japan!

If someone mentions Japanese food, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Sushi (寿司) and ramen (ラーメン) have already gained substantial popularity in some countries. Right now, I live in a European city where I can eat them at many Japanese restaurants. But, sometimes, I do miss the taste of Japanese food available only…

On the Hunt for Hard-To-Find Japanese Goods? Try Out These 3 Subscription Boxes!

It is not always easy to get your hands on Japanese goods. From shipping fees to customs fees, the options for buying are limited and other communication problems can leave you feeling intimidated when buying something online from Japan. However, one solution has recently become available – subscription boxes! This revelation has been increasing in…

Love Wasabi? Try Out These 3 Other Spicy Condiments in Japan!

When it comes to spicy condiments in Japanese cuisine, the first thing people may think of is wasabi (わさび). Some people may argue that wasabi is not technically spicy since it does not burn the tongue and throat, but instead, causes a slight stinging sensation in the nose. Nevertheless, wasabi is a favorite condiment among…

McDonald’s Japan Tries a Daring Flavor With Their Limited Edition Fries

“What am I going to eat today?” Here’s a question that a lot of us ponder over on a daily basis. Having to decide what to eat is often seen as a first world problem that illustrates how quickly consumers get bored of eating the same type of food. For this reason, Japanese gastronomy businesses…

Celebrate the Doll Festival with Baskin-Robbins’ Special Treat!

One of the most exciting things about living here in Japan is how most establishments are prepped up for any event that is to come. While Valentine’s Day may have gone and passed, the next event to look forward to is the traditional Doll Festival, or Hina Matsuri (雛祭り)! Go to any department store and…

Get Your Hands on These 7 Limited Edition Goodies For Sakura Season!

The sakura (cherry blossom; 桜) season is perhaps Japan’s most anticipated time of the year. This essential part of Japanese culture brings a stream of new visitors each year, and with it, a massive boost to the country’s economy. Aside from beauty, these sakura flowers also bring great business to Japan with the increasing volume…

Hungry for Sakura-Infused Food? Check LOTTERIA’s Spring 2017 Menu!

When it comes to fast food restaurants specializing in burgers, no doubt McDonald’s comes to the minds of most people. After all, the brand has managed to market itself successfully all around the world. While McDonald’s in Japan does offer some unique food that is different from what you get in your home country, you…

The 2 Kinds of Chocolate That Japanese Women Give on Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. In Japan, it is one of the celebrations that people look forward to, especially junior high school students. It is the time when women get to show their true feelings to men by giving them chocolates. The celebration is quite unique compared to other countries as it has…

Ward Off Evil This 2017 With These 7 Unique Sushi Rolls From Japan!

In Japan, it is believed that when seasons change, people are more prone to be affected by the evil forces i.e. devils, so there is a need to ward off evil on the day before the beginning of the new season. As such, Setsubun (節分), which means the last day before spring, is an occasion…

Impress Your Peers With This Unique Japanese Personal Seal!

In Japan, it is a traditional practice to use “han,” “hanko,” or “inkan” instead of using personal signatures when signing, accepting, and acknowledging documents. Almost every individual in the country has one. These are stamps which are used for different situations such as serious contractual matters. The usual stamps carried by people are plain black,…
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