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  • 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...
  • Colorless Tsukuru and his Years of Pilgrimage
    Japanese novelist Murakami returns with introspective masterpiece
    Haruki Murakami writes some of the best novels of any working writer. His last effort, the massive dystopian 1Q84, turned out to be a masterpiece of Murakami's weird stories, but it is his new release that speaks more deeply to the human soul....
  • Sapporo baby back ribs
    Richard Wachtel's Sapporo teriyaki pork ribs recipe
    "The light and refreshing flavor of Sapporo beer blended perfectly with the rub and glaze I used in this recipe to really elevate the flavor of the ribs," says Rich Wachtel, author of GrillingwithRich.com. "The salt of the ribs...
  • Dining around Las Vegas
    Dining around the Las Vegas Strip
    Need a break from gambling? Can't walk another step on the Strip?Take a break and eat your way around the Las Vegas Strip.Here are several places to eat in Las Vegas:1. 800 Degrees PizzaPizza chefs will walk each diner through the assembly...
  • Japanese
    Best text-books and technology support for your first steps in Japanese
    As it is easily predictable, learning Japanese is way more difficult than mastering any European language, especially due to the lack of adequate learning sources. Although there are plenty of online apps, electronic translators, books, brochures,...
  • Godzilla 2014
    "Godzilla" brings giant radioactive dinosaur back to his monstrous roots
    While not a straight "horror" film, this does feature a monstrous beast, and he, along with other creatures, is given nefarious, unnerving life that returns him to his more frightening roots.I will admit that I was one of many who was...