All About Japan

5 Paris Eateries Starring Japanese Ingredients

While France is certainly home to amazing cuisine, these five highly recommended Paris restaurants and venues are in a class of their own, featuring fresh and tasty ingredients from Japan for an authentic Japanese culinary experience.

Finding Fresh Japanese Ingredients in Bangkok

From meats and fish to vegetables and fruits, here are our top picks for supermarkets in Bangkok offering fresh seasonal ingredients from Japan.

7 Premium Dashi Ingredients

’Dashi' soup stock comes in several flavors and varieties. Here's a great selection of ingredients to help you create the real taste of traditional Japanese soup in your own kitchen!

5 Japanese Cooking YouTubers You Must Watch

Interested in learning how to cook some simple (and not so simple) Japanese dishes? A few of the best cooking YouTube channels can be a great start.

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.

8 Bangkok Restaurants with a Japanese Twist

With a wide selection of dishes that please both the eye and palate, these eight popular and multinational restaurants in Bangkok feature delicious cuisine prepared using Japanese ingredients.

33 Survival Kanji for Japan First-Timers

Coming to Japan, but don't know any kanji—or what kanji even means? Take a deep breath, relax and we'll get you started along the way!

Top 13 Authentic Japanese Restaurants in China

Read on to find 13 carefully selected Beijing and Shanghai restaurants offering authentic Japanese cuisine made with seasonal ingredients imported from all over Japan.

Get to Know the Real Wasabi

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

750 Years of Soy Sauce Tradition

With a tradition dating back more than seven centuries, Yuasa soy sauce has taken to the tables of Europe's finest restaurants.

9 Hotspots in L.A. Using Japanese Ingredients

From authentic tempura, sushi and 'yakiniku' to fantastic French cuisine, we're bringing you nine Los Angeles restaurants that use ingredients from Japan to offer a rich variety of flavors.

10 Authentic Japanese Restaurants in Bangkok

Come along as we introduce a selection of great restaurants from Bangkok’s large Japanese dining scene that use fresh ingredients from Japan to deliver authentic Japanese flavor.

The Japanese Seasoning on Everyone’s Table

Known as 'shoyu' in Japan, soy sauce is ubiquitous in Japanese cuisine, whether it’s being drizzled on roasting corn or adding flavorful depths to vegetable, fish and meat dishes.

This Company Certainly has a Green Thumb!

Temporary staffing company Pasona Group is giving a whole new meaning to the term 'green business.'

4 Best Burgers in Hyogo

Hyogo boasts Kobe Beef as one of its main draws, but did you ever stop to try some of their tasty burgers?

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.

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!

How to Shop The Wonder 500™

You don't necessarily need to come to Japan for traditional local products—get your hands on The Wonder 500™ by shopping online!

A Daily Dose of Matcha in a Pancake!

Can't get enough matcha in your morning? Then how about making some matcha-infused pancakes with sweet matcha syrup drizzled on top?

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