Evan Takoyaki

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7 Popular Japanese Mushrooms That Are Both Tasty and Healthy

Shiitake, eryngii, enoki, and more: mushrooms are an important part of Japanese cuisine. There probably are as many ways to enjoy the healthy treats …

Shohei Ohtani injury update: Angels star to face hitters in next rehab step

Shohei Ohtani's return to the mound could happen as early as this year.<p>The Angels star threw 20 fastballs during a light bullpen session on Saturday, …

Mike Scioscia

7-Eleven owners say new pact with Japanese-owned chain disenfranchises them

Sunny Sandhu bought his first 7-Eleven store in Southern California in 1999 when he was 28 years old. Like many other franchisees, the immigrant from India considered the Slurpee seller a sure path to the American dream.<p>Over the following 14 years, Sandhu felt so confident about his business that …

7-Eleven

Origami Folding Instructions - How to Make a Simple Origami Helicopter

Origami Helicopter<p>The origami helicopter is very simple to make. It will float down to the ground slowly like a real helicopter doing an …

Crafting

Omega Releases Five Japan-Only Speedmasters in Anticipation of the 2020 Olympics

Omega has long served as the official time keeper of the Olympics, and their release of five Japan-only Speedmasters in anticipation of the 2020 …

Watches

Reviving a Centuries-Old Japanese Confectionery Art

FIRST THE FINGERS BURN. Any apprentice in the centuries-old Japanese confectionery art of <i>amezaiku</i> must accept this as the price of beauty. Molten syrup, heated to a scalding 176 degrees Fahrenheit, is scooped up with bare hands. There’s no time to cry out; from the moment it touches the skin, you …

Japan

The Restaurateur Behind NYC's Omakase Joint, Sushi Noz

In 2013, David Foulquier was in Tokyo hunting for restaurant inspiration when he found himself awestruck by a sushi chef's craftsmanship. The sushi chef introduced David to chef Abe "Noz" Nozomu, and the two spent the next 5 years building Sushi Noz.

Sushi

MFA Boston Announces Curatorial Appointments and $1 Million Gift

August 17, 2018 at 9:52am<p>The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has received a $1 million grant from the Tokyo-based Ishibashi Foundation in support of a …

Art

Uniqlo to launch T-shirt collaboration with MFA

Uniqlo shirts will feature patterns from centuries-old Japanese stencils.

Häagen-Dazs Serves True Love’s Kiss With Fairytale-Inspired Ice Cream Flavors

Image via Häagen-Dazs Japan<br>At long last, you can finally have your true love melting for you. Happy-ever-afters are worth the wait.<br>Häagen-Dazs in …

Flavors

You Can Take a Bath In Craft Beer at This Resort In Japan

Some people rave about the health benefits.<p>As I walk into the Hinotani Onsen at Misugi Resort, I'm hit with a mixture of scents from cedar to hops. …

Japan

Let Pharrell Take You on a Tour of His Favorite Tokyo Spots

If anyone knows a thing or two about Tokyo, Japan, it’s Pharrell Williams. On a recent trip to his second home, the producer shared his definitive …

Japan

Where to Eat Sushi in Philadelphia: The Ultimate Guide

Sushi in Philly? Yes. Because it's time that we started paying attention to something we've been doing really well for years.<p>By ·<p>Double Knot | …

Long-awaited Tokyo Central opens at former Yorba Linda Bowl

Hisako Hoshide looks over the fresh Asian and domestic vegetables during the soft pre-opening of Tokyo Central Specialty Market in Yorba Linda on …

Japan

Katsu Sandos Are Everywhere, and We’re Here For It

The simple Japanese pork cutlet sandwich that’s stolen our hearts—and dominated restaurant menus.<p>If you want to make a summer blockbuster, you cast The Rock. (Seriously, that guy makes every movie better. Such range!) If you want to open a buzzy restaurant, you put a katsu sando on the menu. That’s …

Curries

Holographic "digital wife" now on sale for $1352

Gatebox's <i>Boku no Yome</i> (“My Wife”) has been released in mass production for 150,000 yen (US$1,352). The holographic character stands about 8 inches …

Japanese Yen

Catch the beauty of Como Park’s Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival on Sunday

Bonsai, martial arts, Ikebana, singing, dancing, drumming and other aspects of Japanese culture are celebrated at the annual Como Park Japanese …

Drums

The $98,000 Ramen Heist Is Fascinating On So Many Levels

There are, as far as I can tell, three possibilities with this ramen heist business. All of them are fascinating for different reasons. We’ll get to them in a minute or two. First, we need facts.<p>At some point between July 25 and August 1, a person or crew made off with a 53-foot trailer that was …

Mount Everest

Koetsu Blue Lace Onyx Platinum Cartridge

Legendary among audiophiles, Koetsu's design draws inspiration from 17th-century Japanese art. This hand-built blue onyx cartridge is an agate of …

Japanese Art

BEAMS Couture Transforms Ziploc Bags Into Customized Accessories

Everything from an umbrella to a backpack.<p>BEAMS Couture has prepared a surprise collaboration with Ziploc, of all parties, for a selection of …

Shinjuku

What is Kawaii? Discover What Led to Japan’s Culture of Cuteness

Roughly translated as “cuteness,” <i>kawaii</i> is one of the most frequently used Japanese words. In a broader sense, it describes the culture of celebrating all things adorable and embracing fictional characters as the embodiment of positivity. Originating as a distinctly Japanese cultural trend, the …

Hello Kitty

Hawaiian-clad cleaning crews add a touch of summer to Japanese bullet trains

ADVERTISING<p>TOKYO >> Before sprucing up the interior of the trains, cleaning crews for the Shinkansen bullet trains operated by East Japan Railway Co. …

Trains

Japan Has More Than Just Square Watermelons

Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every …

Japan

Unopposed Hirono moves on to general election

ADVERTISING<p>U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, who battled cancer and came out strong against some of President Donald Trump’s more divisive policies, didn’t …

Elections

Hello Manicure! How to Wear Your Favorite Sanrio Character on Your Nails

We love Sanrio and one of its most iconic characters, Hello Kitty. From visiting the Hello Kitty Restaurant in Japan, to wanting to do everything on the Hello Kitty travel bucket list, buying the new Hello Kitty x Converse collaboration sneakers, purchasing the Hello Kitty x Proactiv skincare kit, …

Hello Kitty

'Crazy Rich Asians' Reappropriated a Racial Slur With a Coldplay Song

“They were like, ‘Whoa, we can’t do that, what do you think people will say?'” director Jon Chu said of studio heads<p>“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon …

Star Trek

How Keizo Shimamoto invented the Ramen Burger

<b>(CNN) —</b> If such a title existed as the King of Ramen, it would surely be awarded to Keizo Shimamoto.<p>The Japanese-American has starred in a documentary film dedicated to the dish, once ate 600 bowls of ramen in a single year and, in 2013, he famously gave the world the ramen burger.<p>After debuting at …

Japan

A ramen thief stole a trailer with almost $100,000 worth of noodles inside

From the half a billion dollars worth of art stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to the time an Irish assassin scammed his way into …

Boston

Hotel Kabuki: A Taste of Japan in San Francisco, California

Designed by interior design and branding firm MARKZEFF, the Hotel Kabuki recently underwent a new interiors update that’s inspired by Japanese …

San Francisco

Exclusive: Spoke Art hosts a tribute exhibition to the films of Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki, the man often called the Japanese Walt Disney, has been a respected, influential creator and tireless champion of the animation art …

Anime