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Gifts with Japanese Twists 2014
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Sake and Shochu: Drink Like A Pro
New York’s top sake and shochu sommeliers share their tasting techniques, giving you some hints to enjoy these traditional Japanese beverages.

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Transformation of Tokyo

With its mix of contemporary and traditional elements, Tokyo has a unique and dramatic history that has shaped the city of today....
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Kibo: The Cup Sake that Beat the Odds

Made with 100% local premium Hitomebore rice and local water, the cup sake, Kibo, is now on sale in the U.S. With a semi dry finish, the sake deli...
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Pasta Goes Gluten- And Guilt-Free

Tofu Shirataki is one of the smart choices for healthy eaters. These low calorie, gluten-free noodles can be used in various dishes both cold and hot....
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Duck Tataki Served with Wasabi Linguini

This month, Chef Renier Schoeman of Equus shares a Duck Tataki and fresh pasta recipe featuring wasabi for a hint of spicy taste...
Japanese Resaurant Review

AZASU

Located on the Lower East Side, AZASU provides an izakaya-style atmosphere and dishes that delight everyone, along with a selection of various cup sakes. ...
Sake & Shochu Sommelier

Century Old Brewery with Young Blood

Established in 1886 in Iwate Prefecture, Tsukinowa Shuzo, Ltd. has crafted sake from local ingredients. Their select sakes will be available this winter on the East Coast....
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Ionic Concept for Anti-Aging Hair Care

Hitomi of Salon Vijin talks about the salon’s ionic concept as well as their special method to treat damaged hair. ...
Japanese Shops

Tsuki Usagi Jirushi Brand Slim Pot

Tsuki Usagi Jirushi Brand’s best-selling Slim Pot features a thin spout, designed especially to provide the optimal way of pouring coffee and water...
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Japanese Crossword

Do you know Japanese culture? Test yourself with our fun, new Japanese crossword puzzle...
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Onsen and Koyo: Blissful Autumn Pastimes Throughout Japan

The season to enjoy onsen and koyo (foliage) is upon us. Here we suggest some destinations where you can immerse yourself in a world of two Japanese pastimes. ...
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Taro Hakase

World-renowned violinist, Taro Hakase will be bringing one of his high spectacle pop performances to New York City on Dec. 5...
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Cute Currents in Street Art

You can find dynamic and eye-catching street art with Japanese kawaii essence in NY. Here we highlight two graffiti artists. ...
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Sake Guide
Gold

Aged at 14°F for 1 year, this golden hued sake has a wonderful aroma and a transparent taste. Drink chilled in a large wine glass.