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Ebisu Gift Shop

Ebisu Gift Shop

A Japanese character goods store opened its doors in NYC. The store carries over 300 items of stuffed toys, lunch boxes, key chains and stationery that feature popular characters like Hello Kitty and Totoro. Free gift wrapping service available.
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Danielle Chang

Danielle Chang, a founder of LUCKYRICE, talks about the spirits behind the organization that promotes Asian culinary culture through various events....
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Salon Turned Lifestyle Destination

Formerly Commune Salon & Gift, Commune at KRASI has transformed into a concept store that embraces full-blown lifestyle and caters haircuts, gift items and drinks. ...
Japanese Culture

Spring is the Season for Shincha

Shincha means "the year's first harvest of green tea". Here Mr. Riichiro Kato from Ippodo Tea, New York provides you professional tips for brewing shincha. ...
Japanese Recipe

Red Curry Fried Rice Served in a Fried Wonton

Hideyuki Okayama, owner and chef of Hakata Hot Pot, creates a unique Asian fusion dish by using a staple Thai ingredient, red curry paste....
Japanese Resaurant Review

Yuka Japanese Restaurant

Famous for its All-You-Can-Eat Sushi Special, Yuka Japanese Restaurant, on the Upper East Side, has offered quality sushi and sashimi for over 25 years....
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

A Lifelong Love Affair with Hair

From scalp care to hair repair, Harumi knows the ins and outs of achieving beautiful hair - starting with her flattering cuts. Harumi of Salon Jatel Your versatility and depth of knowledge...
Japanese Shops

Hsu's American Cultivated Ginseng

The American ginseng root is a jock in the healthy root class. It packs a lot of taste, health benefi ts, and alternatives in how it's prepared.Ginseng has been a popular commodity in E...
Japanese Language Lesson

Japanese Crossword

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

Off the Beaten Path: Beautiful Lakes in Japan

Japan is an archipelago with a lot of volcanic mountains that naturally generate onsen hot springs. Tourists to Japan enjoy the relaxing onsen experiences but many of them ten...
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Legendary Violinist Taro Hakase Performs in NY

Taro Hakase is a world-renowned violinist whose music defies perceptions of the classical genre. His pop-infused compositions and charismatic showmanship are known to get fans dancing at his concerts, he counts the Roll...
Cool Japan

Taro Hakase is a world-renowned violinist whose music defies perceptions of the classical genre. His pop-infused compositions and charismatic showmanship are known to get fans dancing at his concerts, he counts the Roll...
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Which 'ken' prefecture has the largest surface area? (Excludes Tokyo, Hokkaido, Osaka and Kyoto which are not categorizes as 'ken' prefectures.)