Coffee in Japan + “Be a Good Neighbour Coffee Kiosk” Review

History of Coffee in Japan In the early 1960’s, coffee in Japan was only consumed by the rich city residents, although, consumption was significantly less than traditional green tea. It wasn’t until 1969… Continue reading

Mochi & Japanese Gods

Sorry for the lack of posts – I have been busy with my thesis and studies. Now that I have completed my 5 years of pain degree I’m working on a new post… Continue reading

Mini-you, Mini-me: Introducing the World’s First 3D Photobooth

Have you ever wanted to have a mini action figure of yourself? Or perhaps you want a family portrait with a twist?

Japanese Salarymen

Just a quick post about something I saw in a book on ‘A Day of a Salaryman’. This advice was given under Surviving Rush Hour Commuter Trains. “Don’t resist the swaying of the train,… Continue reading

Celebrating Halloween in Japan

Happy Halloween everyone! 🙂 While you’re all putting on your zombie and Nicki Minaj costumes, I thought it would be interesting to look at how the Japanese celebrate Halloween.

Japanese Food Heaven

WARNING: Do not watch if extremely hungry. From Japan with Love (and Dashi) from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo. Cool little video made by The Perennial Plate on their travels in Japan!

Why do Japanese people bow?

I thought I would start with the beginning: greetings. Have you ever wondered why Japanese people bow when they meet each other? In the western world, a greeting is a handshake, or a… Continue reading

After the Tsunami

Just thought I would pass on this message!