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  • Black Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen at Hakata Ikkousha
    Hakata Ikkousha brings delicious ramen to the US and Costa Mesa
    Hakata Ikoussha Ramen is a new name here in Costa Mesa, but in Japan and other countries like Indonesia, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia and even Hong Kong, it is known as one of the top ramen houses. It has garnered many awards in Japan, most...
  • Japanese Potato Salad
    Japanese potato salad makes use of the summer's bountiful cucumber harvest
    Have you been to your local farmers’ market lately and seen the mounds of cucumbers on display? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a new recipe to use cucumbers in? Look no further because here’s a recipe you may find surprisingly good....
  • Gacharic Spin
    2015 J-POP SUMMIT Tickets Go On Sale Today
    The J-POP SUMMIT, the Japanese pop culture celebration held annually in San Francisco, has announced that tickets to attend the 2015 edition of the festival go on sale on today, Friday, April 10th. General admission as well as V.I.P. passes are...
  • "Elementary" S03E19
    CBS 'Elementary' computer hacker 'Sucking Chest Wound' leads to murder
    “Elementary” (CBS) can be seen each Thursday evening at 10/9 p.m. Last night's episode on April 9, 2015 was called, “One Watson, One Holmes.” In the overnight TV ratings it garnered 6.94 million TV viewers overall. It...
  • Man From Reno
    Man From Reno - respite in San Francisco turns perilous
    It's an veritable invasion of unfulfilled, Japanese women to America. First, last week Kumiko trekked to Nebraska from Tokyo to find her fortune in 'Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter.' This week Aki (Ayakoi Fujitani) comes to San Francisco...
  • Miss Japan not Japanese enough
    Miss Japan not Japanese enough? Miss Japan forced to defend her non-Asian looks
    Enough is enough, says the newly crowned Miss Japan. Ariana Miyamoto has been forced to defend her looks after taking home first place in the Miss Universe Japan last week. She certainly meets the measures for any pageant winner – attractive...
  • Japanese culture comes to life with HMNS events and Samurai exhibit
    Japanese culture comes to life with HMNS events and Samurai exhibit
    Gaining insight into Japanese culture and history can be even more enticing when it’s hands-on, in person and presenting history before your very eyes.At the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Samurai: The Way of the Warrior...
  • Akashi Japanese Restaurant- Alright, alright!
    Akashi Japanese Restaurant- Alright, alright!
    When the Miami Dining Examiner has a hankering for sushi and she's in South Miami, she has a variety of sushi joints to choose from. But like the proverbial Goldilocks, there's only one sushi spot that is just right for her.Miyako has...
  • Bulgogi and Chicken Katsu dish by Roll Me Korean Japanese Fusion Restaurant
    Roll Me Brings a Korean - Japanese Fusion to Norcross
    Korean and Japanese cuisine share some similarities as well as some noted differences but owner, David Choi has brought a fusion of both styles to the city of Norcross by opening Roll Me! Whether you are looking for authentic style Japanese...
  • Ramen comfort
    A soup for winter
    When it’s cold out, and you’ve had a long day shopping in the Back Bay, is there nothing better than a bowl of luscious pork atop chewy noodles, and an umani broth almost guaranteed to cure the sniffles? Nothing else comes to mind at...
  • "Japanese Fruit Pie" that's related to the cake
    "Japanese Fruit Pie" related to the cake
    A few days ago, I ran a recipe for a "Japanese Fruitcake", which is a favorite Christmas cake in the south. I also mentioned that due to a technical issue, I was unable to run a link for the recipe for its cousin, "Japanese Fruit...
  • Cake with a Japanese reference
    Cake with a Japanese reference
    Everyone has their own opinion about fruitcakes at Christmas....you either like it or you don't! Some people like fruitcake as long as it doesn't contain the bitter citrus peels or citron. Some, like myself, enjoy fruitcake with just...
  • Nigiri Sushi
    Nori Sushi and Japanese Grill
    Nori Sushi and Japanese Grill1025 CENTURY DREdwardsville, IL-62025Phone: (618)-659-9400Fax: (618)-659-9444E-mail: kchongk@yahoo.comThe location in a strip mall might have one questioning the quality of the cuisine. You would be wrong. While the...
  • Japanese woman killed husbands: Yes we said husbands with an 's,' all seven
    Japanese woman killed husbands: Yes we said husbands with an 's,' all seven
    Meet Chisako Kakehi, a Japanese woman who allegedly killed her husbands. Calling her the Japanese “Black Widow,” Kakehi was arrested for her latest hubby rub-out – she is accused of using cyanide to poison her most recent husband...
  • Kafka on the Shore
    Book Review: 'Kafka on the Shore'
    From best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore is a story unlike anything you (or at least I) have ever read. A hefty novel at nearly 500 pages, this cultural contemporary classic parallels the tales of two characters on...
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