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The Weekly Bulletin: Week 39

While these haven't exactly been weekly lately, I'm working on it! :D   Music/Fashion/Other: Nagoya-based emo-core Coldrain dropped a music video of their track "You Lie", one of my favorite tracks on their Revelation album. Although I personally prefer some of their heavier songs, this is one that I've found ...

5 Things (Some) Japanese People Find Weird About Swedish Food Customs

And by some, I mean YJ, a handful of friends who studied abroad there and some other random pickings from Japanese people living there. Not surprisingly, there aren't so many! Sweden is a small (population wise) country and Finland tends to hold more appeal for Japanese tourists for a number of reasons. (In fact, for so many ...

Recipe: Ashitaba Stir-fry レシピ:明日葉の炒め

Last week I was on a work assignment on Izu Oshima, a volcanic island about 100km south of Tokyo. While it's technically administered by the Tokyo metropolitan government, in terms of atmosphere, it seems a whole world away. It was there I rediscovered my love for Ashitaba (literally translates to "tomorrow's leaf", ...

Mifune: A Dining Tribute

A few weeks ago I was introduced to a really great lunch spot by a photographer friend and fellow Fujirocker, Julen. (You can find his work on his website, via Smashing Mag and Fujirock Express.) He was the one who first introduced me to Gonpachi (the place that inspired Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill restaurant fight ...

Bus Ramen バスラーメン

Throwback Thursday: When living in Miyazaki, there was this plot of land that was empty, save for an old, rusty bus. Driving by it on occasion I couldn't help but wonder what it was, or why it was there. What is just an abandoned vehicle that no one could be bothered to get rid of? Or was there something more to it? ...

Recipe: Lazy Kimchi Pork レシピ:適当な豚キムチ

I won't deny it: I have a love affair with kimchi. I like to think that the affection I possess is mutual. I like kimchi, kimchi likes me: we're a match made in heaven.If it's especially good stuff, I sometimes sit and eat it straight from the tub with a spoon. Mmmm We met when I first visited Korea and we've been ...

レビュー:八王子ラーメン Review: Hachioji Ramen

    名前:八王子ラーメン Name: Hachioji  Ramen メーカー:日清 Maker: NISSIN 値段:215円 (税抜) Price: ¥215 (w/o ...