Japanese Theater

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Long before the Internet, television, and cinema, people had to go to the theater to see fantastic stories brought to life. The theater has been…

Japanese Food

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The staple of a Japanese meal is rice, the most important domestic crop. While the Westerner might have bread, rice is served with nearly every…

Sushi

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You and a row of people sit facing a winding conveyer belt, chopsticks in hand. A flap opens from the kitchen and you can see…

Gyoza

First you fry your dumpling on a frying pan until it’s crispy and brown on one side. Then you fill the pot with water and…

Sake

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Instead of holding onto the handle of a tall cold, glass mug, you take a sip of the nation’s favorite pastime alcoholic beverage from a…

Miso

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What if each morning instead of that bowl of cereal or that plate of bacon, toast, and eggs, you started your day off with a…

Sukiyaki

Sitting on the floor and gathered around a low-to-ground table, you and a group of friends hold your chopsticks anxiously above a pot positioned directly…

Tempura

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Fried chicken is a fast food staple in the US, but fried seafood and vegetables are far more popular in Japan. Covered in a seasoned…

Manju

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It’s a hearty lunch, it’s a snack, it’s a dessert… And there’s a seemingly endless assortment of flavors from which to choose! These flour, rice…