A Shopper's Guide to Japanese Rice
Master the art of selecting the best rice for every occasion!
A Guide to Okinawa's Best Foods
Wondering what to eat in Okinawa? These are the Top 10 foods in Okinawa that you've simply got to try!
Recharge with the Power of Rice Vinegar
Find out how rice vinegar can keep your energy levels up even through the early autumn heat.
The Healthy Diversity of Japanese Food
Professor Ryoji Hamamoto of the Tsuji Culinary Institute outlines the history and health benefits of Japanese food at a special event in New York.
Tofu: The Hard (& Soft) Facts
Ready to become an expert on the white, fluffy deliciousness that is tofu?
Count on us to help you find the perfect seaweed to go with a variety of Japanese dishes.
The Power of Soybeans
Soybeans are one of the most-used plants in Japan, with countless recipes calling on one or several soy products. Here are 10 things made from soybeans you'll surely encounter while you're in Japan.
Get the Scoop on Whole Grain Rice
Next time you reach for a bowl of rice, make sure it's healthy, whole grain 'genmai' rice. Learn all about this power food below!
Michelin-Starred Chef on Taste of Japan in NY
Michelin-starred Chef David Bouley demonstrates original dishes created with Japanese ingredients: Health-themed Presentation on Diversity of Japanese Food Products.
3 Old-Timey Snacks with Special Prizes
Who doesn't love finding a prize in their candy box? These classic Japanese snacks and sweets give you a chance to find everything from toys to baseball cards!
Just a Spoonful of 'Koji'
'Koji' has been used in Japan for more than 1,000 years, and has recently been in the limelight for its wonderful healthful and beautifying properties.
8 Hot Spots to Book in Kyushu—If You Can!
We'd love to stay in any of these eight amazing Kyushu locales—but they're so popular it can be really hard to get a space!
The Japanese Secret to Longevity Through Food
For more than a decade, Japanese people have remained in the top ranks of the longevity scale. One of the biggest secrets to their long lives is rooted in their cuisine.
Wasabi—Japan’s Fiery, Flavorful Root
Wasabi is Japan’s signature condiment. There is no substitute for the pleasurable burn on your palate of the grated goodness of this herb!
Japanese Powerfoods for Smooth Skin
Japanese people are considered to have amazing skin, and one well-known source of great skin comes from a good diet. As the general Japanese diet is very healthy and full of detoxifying properties, let's check out some serious powerfoods from Japan!
Spice up Your Life with 5 Healthy Ingredients
Ever wonder why Japanese people live longer than anyone else on the planet? Their diet seems to do the trick, as fermented products with digestion aids and probiotics make up their daily dishes. These videos will show you healthy ingredients worth a try!
When Life Gives You Yuzu... Use It!
Ever wondered how to get creative with this popular Asian citrus? Read on for a list of amazing recipes!
5 Things You Didn't Know About 'Natto'
Anthony Bourdain, who has tried eating silkworms for a meal, has refused to eat 'natto'. But with a little familiarity, and a lot of convincing that this superfood is oh-so-healthy, you'd forget that this fermented soybean is downright stinky.
'Star Wars' Meets New Year's Cusine
The tiny details and awesome original extras take these three-tiered meals out of the traditional world and to a galaxy far, far away.
Add a Bit of 'Neba-Neba' to Your Diet
Looking for some adventurous yet healthy food options? Get a hold of these three sticky, slimy foods—if you can!