Dejima

Useful Japanese Coffee Trivia for Coffee Buffs

For an outsider, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a non-alcoholic beverage in Japan is tea. But did you know that Japan is one of the fastest rising coffee consumers in the world? And did you also know that a Japanese person consumes an average of 11.13 cups of coffee…

Dejima: Japan’s Connection to the Outside World

There was a point in the past when foreign policies were implemented, asserting that the nation’s interests were best served by keeping the affairs of other countries at a distance. It was called “Isolationism.” From 1641 to 1853, the Tokugawa Shogunate enforced a policy known as “kaikin.” This policy prohibited Japan from having contact with…