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Buying Direct from Farmers Popular in Pandemic

Purchasing fresh produce directly from farmers is gaining popularity in Tokyo as the method can help avoid close human contact amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Salivate over Plastic Food in Kappabashi

Want to know where those food displays in front of restaurants comes from? Explore the world of plastic food models at Sample Shop Maiduru.

Mandarin Oranges Fetch Record High Price

Mandarin oranges in western Japan fetch a record high 100,000 yen apiece in the fruit’s first auction of the season.

A 13-Year-Old's Inspiring Community Bakery

To support their 13-year-old daughter living with a psychiatric disorder, one couple built the bakery of her dreams.

Halal & Vegan Ramen at Ramen Ouka

Don't let having dietary restrictions stop you from experiencing one of Japan's most beloved dishes. Ramen Ouka, located in Shinjuku Gyoen, serves both Halal and vegan friendly MSG-free, additive-free ramen to enjoy without guilt.

Snow Crab Season Starts in Central Japan

The snow crab season kicked off in Fukui Prefecture on the Sea of Japan on November 5.

No More Soggy Sushi With This Simple Hack

Despite the discussions surrounding whether to eat sushi with your chopsticks, with your hands, or even upside down, one of our reporters has a simple but effective way to eat sushi without breaking its shape and embarrassing yourself in the process.

Ready for Burger King's Maximum Challenge?

Are you ready for Japan's latest carnivore craze? The limited-time all-you-can-eat event from Burger King is coming September 18-22. And we have the details.

Sake Brewing in Saku

Ever tried sake brewing? Learn how an ancient beverage can give you a glimpse into some of Japan's most enduring cultural traditions in the city of Saku, in Nagano.

Check Out These Wild New Cup Noodle Flavors

Green Tea Ramen, Sukiyaki & Kombucha Udon are three new flavors hitting the bowls of Nissin's popular cup noodles!

Pandemic Drives Vending Machines Boom in Japan

A growing number of businesses in Japan are turning to vending machines to sell their products as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on.

Luxurious Modern Japanese Dining at Washoku En

At Washoku En, Japanese cuisine isn't just about the food. The sophisticated interior takes traditional Japanese designs and modernizes them, so the guests can experience Japanese culture while still feeling luxurious.

Japanese Cocktails for Your Online Happy Hour

Want to spice up your online happy hour with some Japanese flavors? These five cocktails are for you!

Putting a New Spin on Conveyor-Belt Sushi

Kura Sushi, Japan’s second-largest conveyor-belt-sushi chain, has unveiled a marvelous new global flagship in Tokyo’s Asakusa district.

5 Easy-to-Make Japanese Dishes

With many of us confined to our homes, we understand you might be missing some of your favorite Japanese flavors. Fortunately, these five easy dishes are a cinch to make from home!

Next Meats Are Taking the Niku out of Yakiniku

These days, you can enjoy many meat-free meals if you know where to look, but there’s one dish that has yet to made vegan-friendly. Until now!

Keep Your Mask On, Even After the Food Arrives

Japan’s pseudo-Italian restaurant chain Saizeriya has come up with a way for customers to dine out while still wearing their masks.

Persimmons: Only $1,000 Each!

One of the weird and fun things about Japan are insanely expensive fruits. Including a box of persimmons that fetched 100,000 yen in the season’s first auction in Ishikawa Prefecture.

5 Acquired Tastes From Around Japan

Join us on an ugly-delicious journey of 5 fermented foods through 5 destinations in Japan

Tokyo's 100% Halal Japanese Restaurant

Just because it's Halal doesn't mean it can't be Japanese too. Enjoy top quality Halal Wagyu Japanese beef, tempura, seasonal dishes, and even several vegan and vegetarian dishes as well

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