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Sing Sing (Ave. A)

Sing Sing (Ave. A)

Among the newest and trendiest restaurants on Avenue A, Sing Sing offers a bar lounge and 15 private rooms for karaoke. It is a perfect place for a get-together with friends after dinner. Large party rooms are available for up to 30 people. OPEN 7 DAYS.
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The Moon Shines in Haiku

Tsukimi, or “moon-viewing”, is a Japanese tradition of viewing the moon during harvest time and also a popular topic for haiku poets...
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Cute Overload: Japanese Characters Gift Shop

Located on the Upper East Side, Ebisu Gift Shop is a new, kitschy Japanese characters shop featuring everything from Hello Kitty dolls to colorful and cute stationary...
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Looking Upwards to Wisdom and Strength

Kyokushin Karate is a Japanese martial art that combines Asian martial arts and Western fighting styles that can help train the mind and body for self...
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Duck Tataki Served with Wasabi Linguini

This month, Chef Renier Schoeman of Equus shares a Duck Tataki and fresh pasta recipe featuring wasabi for a hint of spicy taste...
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Alpha Fusion 34

Alpha Fusion 34 in Hell’s Kitchen is the go-to place for everything Asian cuisine with a variety of traditional and unique dishes such as their Crispy Duck with Pineapple Fried Rice...
Sake & Shochu Sommelier

1000 Golden Gourds of Success

For 19 generations, Suzuki Shuzoten has created sake that lives up to the “Hideyoshi” brand name with unique selections such as Namacho and LaCHAMTE...
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Celeb Stylist Arrives in Nolita

Celebrity hairstylist and colorist from Tokyo, Ristu of DRESS HAIR SALON chats about her popular mesh coloring technique that perfectly complements hairstyles...
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Kome Nuka

From preventing wrinkles to pickling vegetables, Kome Nuka is a powdered rice bran that has a multitude of beauty, food, and cleaning uses...
Japanese Language Lesson

Japanese Crossword

Do you know Japanese culture? Test yourself with our fun, new Japanese crossword puzzle...
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Japan’s Minimalist Pod Airport Hotel

Japanese capsule hotel chain, Nine Hours, has opened a new location in Narita Airport, which offers travelers a unique Japanese experience while spending the night...
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Taro Hakase

World-renowned violinist, Taro Hakase will be bringing one of his high spectacle pop performances to New York City on Dec. 5...
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Kawaii in New York “Kurozato”

Kurozato are dark-brown, rock-like sugar that can be enjoyed by themselves or used as an excellent sweetener substitute for baking...
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Aged at 14°F for 1 year, this golden hued sake has a wonderful aroma and a transparent taste. Drink chilled in a large wine glass.