By Liana Seneriches

Looking for the Perfect Summer Thirst Quencher? The New Honey Lemongina is Here!

Japan is the land of amazing beauty and seasonal changes. However, the summer can be brutal with its record humidity and heat. Thank God for the ubiquitous convenience stores and drink vending machines easily available to quench your thirst. The options are endless, from the standard water to even cream corn soup! By far one…

Try Out the Perfect Japanese Kit Kat for Summer: Okinawa Citrus!

Finally my dream of having the best of both worlds combined. For those who have followed my writings on food and Japanese trends, you will know that I super love citrus. In fact, this country is full of them – from yuzu to hyuganatsu it easily satisfies my craving for citrus. I am also an…

Haruki Murakami’s Books Come to Life In This Exhibit at Chihiro Art Museum

Kyoto-born contemporary author Haruki Murakami is one of Japan’s most well-known novelists. His books blend both Japanese sensibilities with heavy influences using his fellow writers as muses specifically Kurt Vonnegut, Jack Kerouac and Franz Kafka. Despite the Western impact on his writing, he is beloved by audiences in Japan where his books have changed the…

Do You Want One of These Origami-Inspired Handbags That Are Popular In Japan?

Japan is well known for amazing technology and application of technology into daily life. One only has to ride a shinkansen to be amazed by the innovation of Japanese engineers. However, how much have you heard about Japan being known for inventive fashion design? For those in the know, Issey Miyake is a prominent Japanese…

Check Out Japan’s Latest Healthy and Delicious Creation: Salad Cake!

Japan is the land of foodies – with a variety of ethnic cuisines available almost everywhere. For a country that literally has dozens of kit kat flavors alone and ‘mash ups’ of everything – from cheesecake in a crepe, rice inside an omelette and even curry bread, it shouldn’t catch anyone by surprise to find…

What’s the Latest and Greatest Kit Kat Flavor Released this Summer in Japan?

Japan is known for being among the best in many things. From world-class cuisine, amazing scenery and views (just google cherry blossom for instant confirmation), and the best in customer service to name a few. However, the most frequently asked question from my family and friends when I return home from Japan is “Where is…

Spend a Summer Evening in Shibuya Gazing at Fireflies in a Botanical Garden!

Summer in Japan means different things depending on whom you talk to. For most it’s associated with stifling heat and humidity. For some, it’s an exciting time full of festivals and fun! While many know of the fireworks festivals that light up the sky during those hot summer months, not many know of the other…

Brighten Up Your Day With Deliciousness at Shibuya’s Pie Face!

Shibuya is an amazing mecca of activity. Take a look at the world famous Shibuya crossing and station where so many people visit just to cross the crosswalk and participate in the multiple events that Shibuya has to offer. From shopping to word class artists and even karaoke bars there is literally something for everyone.…

Go to Poundーya Roppongi for the Tastiest Wagyu Beef at a Great Price!

In an unassuming corner on a street off of the main Roppongi crossing in Tokyo, at just a 2-minute walk from the Roppongi station sits a cozy restaurant. They serve easily one of the most cost-effective ways of getting your wagyu beef fix on. Welcome to Pound-ya: a specialty restaurant whose Japanese hamburg is not…