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Japanese Onigiri Month, Part Four

After a brief pause in Japanese Onigiri Month, let’s see what’s in store for this pre-snowstorm Monday… Salmon broiled in white miso and mirin (さけ味噌漬焼/ sa-kay mi-so tska yahkee). A couple of words to assist while in Japan… -mirin (みりん・味醂), … Continue reading

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Japanese Onigiri Month, Part Three

Before a brief interruption in this month’s scheduled programming, I bring thee three more versions of Japanese onigiri to sample: I’m predicting it now… the food trend for 2017: onigiri and milk.  Ya, maybe in a prison in Japan.  But … Continue reading

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Japanese Onigiri Month, Part Two

For the next installment of onigiri (omusubi) month, I bring you three – nay, two and a half – more suggestions, fresh from Japan…but first, a Japanese language primer: – 新発売 shin hatsubai = new product (new sale) – コシヒカリ … Continue reading

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Study Chinese, Learn English: Signs in China

Where’s a mirror when you need one? Whether or not you’ve visited China, you may have seen photos from that part of the world.  Half of the time, the photos might be of pollution – in which case, have fun … Continue reading

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Japanese Language Lessons: Asia’s Sordid Snacks

As you may have already guessed by now, Japan is a weird place. Let’s take snacks for example.  First, if you were to utter snack in Japan, many people might think you are on a fast-track to a スナック  (sunakku), … Continue reading

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Making Faces in Japanese Places

Japan, when it comes to “weird,” you manage to outdo yourself on an daily basis.  In fact, your superiority in that category only meets its match with your prime export of “cute,” but today’s blog post will focus more on … Continue reading

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Under-cover Nirvana in Osaka, Japan

Have you heard about the latest trend in Japan?  That being, to not have kids? Forget I said that, but stay on the same wavelength for a moment. Tokyo might be my favorite city in the world (thus far), and … Continue reading

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