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A to Wa of Japan: Week 2

A to Wa of Japan: Week 2

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan, and I’d like to start with a big THANK YOU to all of you who joined in and shared your suggestions for topics beginning with あ (a) when I launched this new weekly series last week. Here are some of the suggestions I received: UK Seikatsu suggested アキラ (Akira the animated … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Pancake Day!

Monthly Recipe: Pancake Day!

Today is Shrove Tuesday in England – also known as “pancake day”. Pancake Day doesn’t really exist in Japan, because Easter isn’t celebrated (except for Christians in Japan, of course). However, pancakes do exist in Japan, and they’re pretty popular. I decided I wanted to eat pancakes this year, but I wanted to eat Japanese … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: W is for…

It’s A-Z of Japan time again, and this week I’ve been wondering what W should stand for. I thought about all of the wonderful World Heritage Sites in Japan, but I’ve only visited a handful of them. I also thought about the concept of wabi-sabi (侘寂), but it’s not something I know much about. Then I … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: A is for…

Today I’m starting a new series called “A-Z of Japan”, where I will choose one Japan-related topic to represent each letter of the alphabet every week. If possible, I’m going to choose less obvious topics. For example, today I will be looking at A. I could write about anime (アニメ), Akiba (アキバ), AKB48, Asakusa (浅草), … Continue reading