• Eat Like a Japanese Person If You Want to Live Longer

    In 2005, Japan released its “spinning top” diet, which emphasized water, tea, and exercise above all, but also a balanced intake of grains, vegetables, fruits, and plenty of fish and meat.

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    My wife and I didn’t understand the severity of the earthquake at first; we intended to ride it out and stay. When I finally called my parents to tell them that I was OK, they broke it all down to me: the nuclear meltdown, the damage from the tsunami...

  • Dashi Recipe

    This dashi recipe makes the perfect base for Japanese soups. Add any of your favorite vegetables or meats, all at once, and simmer away. You can season with soy or miso to taste.