Etymology of Japan
Japan (Japanese: 日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国  Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific...
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Chef Masashi Yamada Serves Wild Game Hunted in the Mountains of Japan — Omakase Japan
Chefs at Yanagiya have followed the tradition of irori ever since the restaurant’s opening shortly after World War II. “Irori was the meal gathering place, the cooking place,” says Yamada of the tradi...
How to Make 12 Types of Sushi with 11 Different Fish
Cody Auger, chef/owner of Nimblefish in Portland, Oregon, breaks down 11 whole fish and turns them each into a single piece of nigiri. Watch as he scales, fillets and prepares Red Sea Bream (Tai), Thr...
The Truth About Wasabi
Have you ever eaten wasabi? If you answered “yes” to that question, you are likely mistaken. Most sushi eaters—even in Japan—are actually being served a mixture of ground horseradish and green food c...
National Geographic Magazine - Making Soba Noodles
Soba noodles are thin, handmade, and an integral part of Japanese cuisine.
5 Must-Try Japanese Food Experiences in Tokyo
Japanese Food is awesome, and the overall dining experience is just as fun. If you are looking for places to eat in Tokyo, here are five great Japanese food experiences that I love while living in Tok...
How America’s First 3 Star Michelin Sushi Chef Serves His Fish
Rarely does chef Masa Takayama of Manhattan sushi shrine Masa allow cameras into his restaurant. But Eater's Kat Odell scored a seat at his bar to taste thro...
The Ten Commandments of Sushi
My first lunch at Yajima Sushi, in Tokyo, felt more like a kidnapping.
How to Make the Perfect Tempura with Tadashi Ono
Celebrated Japanese chef Tadashi Ono demonstrates how to make the perfect, light and crispy tempura. The secret is in the cake-flour batter, which should be ...
Pounding Mochi with the Fastest Mochi Maker in Japan
Mitsuo Nakatani is a mochi master, and to watch him do his work is a genuine thrill. Turning sticky rice into Japan’s traditional soft and chewy treat requir...
How to Order Sake - Tasting Notes from A Sommelier
On this episode of Shokunin, sushi chef David Bouhadana visits Shigure, a Tribeca sake bar and Japanese kitchen, for a sake tasting with master sommelier Mon...
What the Ancients Knew - Japan
Japan an island group roughly 120 million people strong, is one of the largest economic powers in the world today. In the eyes of history, Japan's economic s...
The Lucky Peach Guide to Miso
Miso is fermented soybean paste—but let’s be more specific. It takes only a glimpse of pale, sweet shiro miso or burly, fudgy hatcho miso to see that “miso” casts an enormous net: varieties of miso ca...
Ancient Legendary Origins of the Samurai
Hiroshi Ōshima, the former Japanese Ambassador to Germany, believed that the noble castes in Japan, the Daimyo and the Samurai, were descended from gods of celestial origin, which was similar to the N...
Ashikaga Flower Park in May - Part 2 - Tochigi - Japan Travel, Tomoko Kamishima
The aroma of wisteria blossoms is in the night air. People who came here in the daytime are still enjoying flowers even at night in a tunnel of white wisteria, under the 1000 square meter purple wiste...
Names of Japan
There are many names of Japan in the English, Japanese, and other languages. The word "Japan" (or "Japon") is an exonym, and is used (in one form or another) by a large number of languages. The Japan...
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History of Japan
The history of Japan includes the history of the islands of Japan and the Japanese people, spanning the ancient history of the region to the modern history of Japan as a nation state. Following the la...
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Politics of Japan
The politics of Japan is conducted in a framework of a multi-party parliamentary representative democratic Constitutional monarchy where the Emperor acts as the ceremonial Head of state, and the Prime...
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Government of Japan
The government of Japan is a constitutional monarchy whereby the power of the Emperor is limited and is relegated primarily to ceremonial duties. Like in many other states, the Government is divided i...
Foreign relations of Japan
Foreign relations of Japan is handled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.Since the surrender after World War II and the Treaty of San Francisco, Japanese diplomatic policy has been based on c...
Japan Self-Defense Forces
The Japan Self-Defense Forces (自衛隊, Jieitai), or JSDF, occasionally referred to as JSF or SDF, are the unified military forces of Japan that were established after the end of the post–World Wa...
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Prefectures of Japan
Japan's 47 prefectures form the country's first jurisdiction and administrative division levels. They consist of 43 prefectures (県 , ken) proper, two urban prefectures (府 , fu , Osaka...
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Regions of Japan
The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts. For instance, maps and geography textbooks divid...
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Cities of Japan
A city (市, shi) is a local administrative unit in Japan. Cities are ranked on the same level as towns (町, machi) and villages (村, mura), with the difference that they are not a...
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Towns of Japan
A town (町; chō or machi) is a local administrative unit in Japan. It is a local public body along with prefecture (ken or other equivalents), city (shi), and village (mura). Geographically, a town i...
Villages of Japan
A village (村, mura, sometimes son) is a local administrative unit in Japan.It is a local public body along with prefecture (県, ken, or other equivalents), city (市, shi), and to...
Geography of Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia comprising a stratovolcanic archipelago extending along the Pacific coast of Asia. It lies between 24° to 46° north latitude and from 123° to 146° east longitude...
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Geology of Japan
The islands of Japan are primarily the result of several large oceanic movements occurring over hundreds of millions of years from the mid-Silurian to the Pleistocene as a result of the subduction of ...
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Climate of Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia comprising a stratovolcanic archipelago extending along the Pacific coast of Asia. It lies between 24° to 46° north latitude and from 123° to 146° east longitude...
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