Japanese Life & Culture

LoCarbo Boom in Sushi, Noodles, etc.

Here's a new jargon LoCarbo coined to mean low carbohydrate and a movement to promote foods of low carbohydrate content.

August 15, 2017 at 11:53 pm

Edamame or Green Soybeans for Miraculous Dieting

How about a great recipe for effective dieting with green soybeans or Edamame as it's called here in Japan?

July 31, 2017 at 10:14 pm

”Smapho" for Kids Now Coming Up

Opinions divided over whether the kids should or should not own smapho or smartphones, a new type smapho for kids is coming up for sale this month - branded Tone Mobile developed by the Tsutaya Group in DVD rental business, reported July 25.

July 27, 2017 at 9:54 pm

Rice Paddy Art in Full Swing

Heard of the "rice paddy art"? Perhaps not, but here's an episode to tell you what it is.

July 16, 2017 at 12:57 am

Raumen Museum Opened Afresh in Yokohama

Let's assume most of you known Raumen, or otherwise spelled Ramen - that popular noodles you' ve heard or tried while in Japan or locally in New York, for instance.

July 10, 2017 at 12:47 am

Life Shift: A Wake-Up Call for New Life Style

Drop in any major bookstores, and you wouldn't miss stacks of a book titled "Life Shift: The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity".

July 2, 2017 at 11:42 pm

Duty-free Shops in Arrivals Area to Open this Fall in Narita

The Narita International Airport will be the first domestic airport to install duty-free shops in the arrivals area this fall.

June 27, 2017 at 1:14 am

Sota Fujii Did It at Last!

Don't say you are fed up with Sota and tired of Fujii -because it's well worth reading about him, folks.

June 26, 2017 at 1:18 am

Japanese Dancers Sparkle in Moscow Ballet Competition

Okawa is from Aomori, Japan and belongs to a ballet troupe in the Tatarstan Republic in Central Russia. Чино(Chino) Марк is the eldest son of Masami Chino of Machida, Tokyo of the Russian Ballet.

June 22, 2017 at 11:52 pm

Sota Fujii Stretched Winning Streak to 28 to Tie All-time Record

A historic feat was displayed on June 21 in Osaka as the legendary 14-year-old 4-dan Shogi player, Sota Fujii, won his 28th game of his professional career since his debut in last October to tie the all-time record marked 30 years ago by Hiroshi Kamiya 8-dan.

June 12, 2017 at 11:35 pm

Shogi Progidy Fujii Stretches Winning Streak to 23

You recall our past episodes "14-Year-Old Shogi Prodigy Outplayed 62 Years Older Veteran" and "Rising Shogi Prodigy Fujii Trounced Grandmaster Habu", and now for the third time I am tempted to report on this miraculous shogi (Japanese chess) player of mere 14 years of age who reminds me of the dramatic entry of Bobby Fischer into the stage of the world of chess.

May 17, 2017 at 11:47 pm

Photolike Painting Booming in Japan

A school of super realism in painting is fast finding a unique world of its own here in Japan as even artists in their 30's attract 40 prospective buyers to every work they exhibit.

May 16, 2017 at 4:09 am

How about a Templetel for Lodging in Japan?

Believe or not, many a foreign tourist turns to a Buddhist temple in preference to city hotels for lodging. Umm?

May 9, 2017 at 12:54 am

100-Meter Carp Flying High Up in May Sky

The Japanese celebrate Boys' Day on May 5 as they do Girls' Day on March 3.

May 2, 2017 at 12:36 am

8th World Bonsai Convention in Saitama

In case you are not familiar with Bonsai, a few lines of explanation might be due at the start.

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