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
8.7.18
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
5.29.18
korea

Japan Is Pissed About the Dessert Being Served at the Korean Summit

Japan's grievance surrounds a tiny, 'antagonistic' map printed on the mango mousse.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.27.18
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
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
3.26.18
Ramen

A New Documentary Wants You to See Ramen as Art

'Ramen Heads', which comes out in select American theaters on Friday, tells the story of Osamu Tomita, who is considered the 'King of Ramen.'
Mayukh Sen
3.14.18
Science

Food Hacking: Laser Bacon

Simon visits Kentaro Fukuchi, a professor who wants to fuse cutting-edge technology with the Japanese tradition of eating raw meat.
Simon Klose
2.25.18
japan

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

So... thicc...
Mayukh Sen
2.21.18
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
2.14.18
japan

KFC Japan Debuts Low-Odor Fried Chicken You Can Eat on Public Transit

Spare your fellow passengers the stench of fried chicken with "Fried Chicken Home Type."
Mayukh Sen
12.19.17