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Would you dare to eat these weird Japanese foods?

When it comes to food, Japan always scores high – both in refined dishes and tasty street foods and the so-called B-Gourmet. From the ancestral sushi to the all-popular ramen, Japan is a foodie paradise. However, hidden in the dark, there are some foods, each stranger than each other, that you have probably never experienced.…

3 Delicious Food Specialties Not to Miss When Visiting Iwakuni, Yamaguchi!

Located on the west side of Japan is Yamaguchi, a prefecture that is about a 5-hour train ride by Shinkansen from Tokyo. Yamaguchi is popular for its Kintai Bridge that is located in Iwakuni and is also a prefecture that is popular during spring for the sakura hanami. But aside from that, there are many…

5 Most Expensive Food Finds in Japan

There is no better way to enjoy Japan than to sample their finest delicacies, and there is no better way to empty your pockets than by tasting these 5 most expensive food finds of Japan. 1. Nakazawa Milk For $40 per quart of milk from Nakazawa Foods Japan, you will have a great relaxing sleep…

Japanese Fugu: From a Toxic Fish to an Exquise Delicacy

Want to take the risk of eating the Japanese fugu? This is one of the Top 10 Most Risky Meals to have. Fugu is a Japanese word for pufferfish. A fugu contains tetrodotoxin which makes it literally poisonous! How are Fugu Prepared? Because of the risks involved in eating fugu, strict rules have been implemented…

5 Unique Japanese Dishes that You Can Try

Japanese food has always been recognized as one of the World’s Greatest Cuisines. Though there are also more complex cuisines, nothing matches Japan’s culinary aesthetics. What’s not to love about Japanese food? From the delicate preparation to the sophisticated cooking and presentation, food lovers definitely enjoy the taste of the Japanese gastonomic culture. Of course,…

Risky Japanese Delicacy : puffer fish (Fugu)

The Japanese delicacy fugu, or as known as blowfish, is so poisonous that the smallest mistake in its preparation could be fatal. But Tokyo’s city government is planning to ease restrictions that allow only highly trained and licensed chefs to serve this dish. The restaurant preparation of fugu is strictly controlled by law in Japan…

Emoticons (Emoji) with a hidden Japanese background : part 2

Find out more about hidden Japanese culture on your smartphone and learn their original meaning. Mizaru, Kikazaru, Iwazaru Mizasaru kikazaru iwazaru (見ざる, 聞かざる, 言わざる) are the three wise monkeys from Japan. It is a wordplay and means “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. Gesture Negation is often gestured in Japan by crossing…