japanese culture


Weight loss shows on TV show cultural differences.


Butter shortages in post-modern Japan.

Japanese kids' favorite foods ranking

What do Japanese kids like to eat? The answer may surprise you.


Eggs, plus the history of ranking restaurants and food in Japan.


The life of a remarkable man, who used his wealth to help people in many meaningful ways.


The great city of Osaka is invaded by one giant rubber duck...and a small edible one.


A quick update to show I'm still alive ^_^ Also some photos from Japan.


A lot of people who come to this site or JustBento are here because they think Japanese cooking is very healthy. By and large it is, but, like any cuisine it's not 100% healthy by any means. I've been thinking about what parts of Japanese cuisine are indeed healthy, and what aren't, following up on my previous posts about sushi here and here. Here's what I have come up with.

Japanese Cooking 101, Lesson 6: Putting It All Together

Components of a typical Japanese meal

Welcome to the last lesson in Japanese 101: The Fundamentals of Washoku. I hope you've enjoyed the course and learned a few things along the way.

In this last lesson we'll take a look back at what we've learned, and also see how to put it all together to great an authentic traditional Japanese meal at home.

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Nanohana no ohitashi

This month's Japanese Kitchen column in the Japan Times is about a quintessential early spring vegetable called nanohana. There's even a very well known children's song about it.