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Nicole Bermensolo

Nicole Bermensolo, founder of New York bakery, KYOTOFU and acclaimed chef, talks about her newly released book that shares healthful and tasty sweets with the essence of a Japanese diet....
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The Ultimate in Comfortable Kids’ Clothing at Bit’z Kids SoHo

Japanese kids’ wear brand, Bit'z Kids opened its third New York location in SoHo. In addition to their fun-filled s...
Japanese Culture

Beautiful Bonsai Blossom in Brooklyn

Ian Alvarez, Executive Chef of Bara Restaurant, shares his unique grilled dish, maximizing the beautiful flavor of Japanese seasoning, umeboshi (pickled plum) paste....
Japanese Recipe

Grilled Prawns (Marinated in Umeboshi and Peppercorn Sauce)

Here we introduce three original recipes that will spice up your favorite dishes, using yuzu kosho, Japanese traditional chili...
Japanese Resaurant Review

Teriyaki Boy

New Yorkers’ favorite Teriyaki Boy recently came back to the city with a new, fun concept: take out lunch place by day and tachinomi (standing bar) by night....
Sake & Shochu Sommelier

Each Can of Sake Brings Hope

Resurrected from the devastating damage from the Earthquake and tsunami of 3.11, Suisen Shuzo has released a junmai sake can, KIBO (meaning “Hope”), in the U.S....
Beauty & Health Interview

Multiple Beauty Services Loved by Locals

Before joining L.I. Wave, Ms. Sakawaki had been working as a freelance stylist for magazines and advertising. As well as her technique developed in Japan, her expertise is to enj...
Japanese Shops


Finely tailored with Japanese craftsmanship, Kamakura Shirts is famous for its comfortability and functionality. Here we dig into the secrets and philosophy behind it....
Japanese Language Lesson

Japanese Crossword

Do you know Japanese culture? Test yourself with our fun, new Japanese crossword puzzle...
Travel to Japan

Historical City Developed by Respected Leaders

Once governed by respected Uesugi clan, Yonezawa City in Yamagata Prefecture has many historical landmarks and offers a variety of local p...
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Beauty Products Accentuated by Japanese Essence

From cherry blossom scents to samurai spirits, here are selected beauty items made with inspirations from Japan. Enjoy being surrounded by Japanese flare....
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