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Seaweed Pairings

Count on us to help you find the perfect seaweed to go with a variety of Japanese dishes.

Tofu: The Hard (& Soft) Facts

Ready to become an expert on the white, fluffy deliciousness that is tofu?

A Shopper's Guide to Japanese Rice

Master the art of selecting the best rice for every occasion!

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.

Curious About Buddhist Cuisine?

If you've ever wanted to try 'Shojin Ryori' and experience the way monks eat in Japan, we know just the place!

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.

Make Your Own Dishes from Centuries Past

Impress your friends and family by serving them these Japanese dishes that were popular during the Edo Period.

Top 5 Japanese Autumn Foods

Autumn is the time to bundle up and enjoy some Japanese comfort food.

Get to Know the Real Wasabi

Think you're eating wasabi with your sushi? This video just might prove otherwise...

Ghibli's Newest Video Features a... Rice Ball?

This adorable Ghibli rice ball appears in a charming story told over several new video clips.

Shop Tohoku! Support Tohoku!

Find out how you can do your part to help support the recovering Tohoku region of Japan and pick up some tasty goods as well.

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!

10 Japanese Foods You Can Make at Home

Whether you live in Japan or abroad, here are 10 healthy Japanese foods you can make at home, no matter where 'home' is!

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.

Top 4 Things to Do around Mikawa-Anjo Station

Yearning to try the Shinkansen, but don't know where to go? One of the cheapest Shinkansen routes takes you to Mikawa-Anjo—but what can you do once you arrive? We've got four great itinerary ideas!

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.

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!

We Eat Mushrooms, But What Do Mushrooms Eat?

While wild mushroom hunting is a well-known hobby in Japan, not many of us know how mushrooms are farmed. Come take a closer look at the cultivation process for one of Japan's most famous mushrooms, the earthy, meaty shiitake.

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!

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