japan

cake

How a Prisoner of War Turned this Fussy German Cake into a National Obsession in Japan

While Baumkuchen, or "tree cake," is rare in Germany, it's now found everywhere in Tokyo from 7-11 to fancy department stores.
Diana Hubbell
8.8.18
politics

Japan and the EU Just Agreed to Eliminate Almost All Tariffs on Food and Drink

Japanese whisky could be about to get way cheaper in Europe.
Phoebe Hurst
7.19.18
japan

Japan's World Cup-Predicting 'Psychic' Octopus Killed and Sold as Food

Rest in power, brother.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.6.18
hangover cures

The Best Hangover Cures, According to Japanese Drinkers

I stayed out all night drinking to test them out.
Natalie B. Compton
6.25.18
japan

Japanese Melons Fetch Record-Breaking $29,000 at Auction

Meanwhile, I’ll be over here debating whether to pay $5.99 for a single cantaloupe at Whole Foods.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.30.18
japan

American Comedian Compares Gun Control to Asking Japanese People to Give Up Miso Soup

“Dude, you can’t kill someone with a bowl of miso soup,” one person responded.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.10.18
japanese food

This Sushi Chef Puts Japanese Cherry Blossom Season on a Plate

Hideki Hiwatashi has created a menu inspired by hanami—the Japanese feast that celebrates cherry blossom season and the start of spring.
Daisy Meager
4.2.18
japan

Veganism Is Growing in Japan, But Followers Say It Isn't Always Easy

How do you create a vegan movement in a country raised on broth made from pork bones?
Rachel Krantz
3.27.18
japan

Is It Wrong to Be Attracted to This Giant Daikon Body Pillow?

So... thicc...
Mayukh Sen
2.22.18
japan

Disturbing Video Shows Clam Sushi Still Moving as It's Being Served

Behold the squirming surf clam that has divided Japanese Twitter.
Mayukh Sen
2.15.18
Sushi

You Haven't Heard of Britain's Best Sushi Restaurant

HanaMatsuri is in an unremarkable Leeds suburb. It has no website, uses a landline for reservations, and doesn’t advertise.
Clare Considine
2.2.18
seafood

Panic Ensues After Japanese Supermarket Accidentally Sells Deadly Fugu Fish

The fish can cause asphyxiation and paralysis if consumed.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
1.16.18
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