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Japanese noodles

What Are The Differences between Japanese noodles?

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How many types of Japanese noodles are there? Have you already tried some kinds of Japanese noodles here in Japan? ...

National Flower of Japan

What Is the National Flower of Japan?

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Do you know these flowers? In summer I introduced the morning glory, however, when we think of Japanese flowers in ...


Yaki Imo (Baked Sweet Potato) : One of Japan’s Winter Foods

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Have you ever tasted a Yaki imo (焼き芋・やきいも) in Japan? It is a baked Japanese sweet potato. When I think ...


How to Use Chopsticks: Basic Skill

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Are you good at eating with chopsticks? There are some people who are interested in Japanese cuisine, but might give ...


A Unique Japanese Custom: 4 Meanings of Chocolate on Valentine’s Day!

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What is the most popular gift on Valentine’s Day in your countries? I suppose it might be a single rose ...


A Strange Japanese Custom: The Matter of “Otoshi” at Izakaya

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Credit: Kent Wang via Flickr I don’t usually think about Japanese customs in my daily life because I am used ...