If you’re looking for a crunchy Japanese snack, you ought to give senbei a try. Senbei is one of Japan’s classic, traditional snack foods; much older than Pocky sticks (by a couple of centuries). But, you may be wondering, what is senbei? What’s in senbei? Is senbei healthy? Read on to find out: Senbei basics … Continue reading What is Japanese Senbei?
What is a jinbei? If you want to learn more about this unique piece of Japanese clothing, you’ve come to the right place. (You won’t find information about Jinbe, the fish-man member of the Straw Hat pirates from One Piece here. Sorry about that.) While kimono, yukata, and happi coats are well-known outside of Japan, … Continue reading What is a Jinbei?
What is a yukata? How does yukata differ from kimono? If you’re a fan of anime or manga, you’ve probably seen characters wearing yukata or kimono. You may have wondered about these unmistakably Japanese clothes. (Traditional Chinese and Korean styles are different from Japanese ones.) For example, many slice-of-life anime series will have an episode … Continue reading What is a Japanese Yukata?
Before I lived in Japan, I had always marveled at the endless amount of video games, anime merch, and other goods that just didn’t make it out of the country. As a longtime gamer and anime fanatic, I couldn’t help but be jealous of all the cool stuff I wasn’t able to get in Canada. … Continue reading ZenPlus Review: The Easiest Way to Buy from Japan
A detailed guide of the best wineries in Yamanashi, Japan, and the best route to take when visiting them all.
As you emerge from the last serpentine train tunnel, making your way from Tokyo into Yamanashi, you suddenly plunge into vast swathes of lush vineyards. On countless occasions, as I sat peering through my window onboard a passing train, I felt a deep longing to explore these vineyards and wineries on foot. Anyone who loves … Continue reading The Best Wineries in Yamanashi, Japan: A Full-Day Walking Tour
One of the best things about Japan is the food. From ramen and sushi to takoyaki and tempura, the options are as endless as they are tasty. However, this excellence in quality even extends to packaged snacks, sweets, and of course, chocolate. For those with a sweet tooth, the country is a haven. In this … Continue reading 15 Best Japanese Snacks and Where to Buy Them
Whilst travelling in other countries can be quite daunting, terrifying, confusing and expensive, Japan has made a way for tourists and visitors that can make travelling in this beautiful country a lot easier and cheaper. I’m talking about the JR pass. This pass is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to help you to … Continue reading Travelling in Japan: Where to Buy the Japan Rail Pass and is it Worth it?
I spoke with a few medical professionals to get their take on why everyone, especially people in Japan (government and individuals) need to take stronger measures to flatten the curve.
In the North-Eastern part of Honshu (Japan’s largest main island) lies Miyagi, a prefecture that was devastated by the Great Tohoku Earthquake of March, 2011. March 11th, 2011 2:46 pm JST I was in the office. In the afternoon, the earthquake hit us and it was the strongest I’d ever felt in my life. We … Continue reading The Town That Was Washed Away: 8 Years After The Great Tohoku Earthquake (a photo essay)