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Have You Heard of PPAP Singer Pikotaro’s New Song About Vegetables?

Following the fame of the “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” or “PPAP” song, Pikotaro has recently released a new song. This time, it is about vegetables! The song is in collaboration with Momoiro Clover Z, a Japanese idol group consisting of four girl members. How similar or different is it from PPAP? Is it also easy to learn and…

2 Gourmet Direct Sales Shops Loved by Locals Between Narita Airport and Tokyo

The land between Narita Airport and Ueno, Tokyo is actually home to a thriving agricultural industry, which produces many of the vegetables consumed in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. Here we introduce two gourmet direct sales shops that carry a huge selection of fresh local vegetables and food products safe for consumption. The local food you…

Have you Heard of the Farm-to-Table Concept in Japanese Eateries?

With the concurrently changing attitude towards food safety, food freshness and food seasonality, the farm-to-table concept was adapted by restaurants around the world. It allows them to establish a direct acquisition of food from producers in order to serve fresh local food. This concept is still new in Japan but it can already be felt…

Get a Healthy Glow with Custom-Made Salads from These 3 Tokyo Restaurants

There is a variety of salad dishes in Japan. You can even find some delicious salads in convenience stores. While the country has ample amounts of healthy food options, one of the best places to find good food is Tokyo. There are so many eateries serving delicious dishes including sushi, sukiyaki, tempura, etc. which look…

5 Kabocha Squash Dishes You Must Try in Japan This Late Summer!

Kabocha squash (南瓜) is a Japanese household item which one has as a side dish mainly in the form of a salad or soup in washoku (和食), the traditional Japanese meal. Kabocha usually refers to winter squash and it is cooked as an appetizer or side dish in Japan. The flavor of kabocha is uniquely…

Discover 7 Healthy Foods That Contribute to Okinawa’s Longevity!

At the mention of Okinawa (沖縄), the sun, sandy beaches, the beautiful underwater world, warm weather, and a relaxed atmosphere usually come to mind. But did you know that Okinawa is famous for the longevity of its elderly people? It’s been said that the relatively stress-free lifestyle there and the people’s diet consisting of various…

Foop: Beautiful Japanese Design for Home Gardening

After an indoor hydroponic garden in one of Pasona’s buildings near Tokyo Station, now there is something new for those interested in having a miniature garden in their own home. Most of the time, living in Japan means adjusting to a smaller space to live in. Some places are so cramped that there is no…

Japan’s Electronic Giant Panasonic is Now Harvesting Vegetables- Cool or Scary?

Just when everyone thought that salads were a healthier option because of its low level of fat content and cholesterol in comparison to meat. However, little did everyone know that eating raw vegetables can be just as detrimental, if not more. The vegetables in these salads are eaten raw, which means that the possibility of…

Turn Boring Vegetables into Delicious Works of Art the Japanese Way!

Japanese people are not exactly known for their vegetarian-friendly ways. After all, bacon is often not considered meat in our great nation but rather, a topping. However, the Japanese do love to make the mundane look extraordinary, occasionally taking far too much time to do so. There are several methods to go by when making…

Kochi: A Land of Eco-Friendly Agriculture and Deliciously Fresh Produce

The constant variation in weather, both day and night, is one of the factors that contribute to Kochi being one of Japan’s top agricultural producers. Excluding rice farming, Kochi’s land productivity is number one in Japan with estimates stating that it produces 6.5 million yen/ha in comparison to Japan’s average of 2.5 million yen/ha (according…
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