What do heated toilets, frozen beer and suspended tablet holders have in common? Japan has enhanced and revamped them all with their midas touch of improvement! Japan’s kaizen culture constantly produces inventions that never cease to amaze foreigners like myself....read more
A Twist on Beef Jerky from a Classic Japanese Snack Chocolate or squid jerky: which would you rather eat? When I gave my 6-year-old son a choice between the two, I wasn’t surprised he picked squid! Squid jerky, or saki ika, is a popular Japanese snack that tastes...read more
Take a sneak peek at two snacks we included in this month’s snack box!read more
Our July snack box was full of summer exclusive goodies straight from Japan! Some highlights included cow tongue flavored umaibo (one of our most popular snacks), watermelon flavored ramune candies, and garlic flavored puffed corn curls (perfect for vampires)!read more
Here in Japan, we saw plenty of hot summer days in June, along with a little too much rain during the infamous rainy season. To help everyone beat the summer time blues, we made sure to pack June’s snack box full of sweet (and savory) treats sure to keep spirits high!read more
As an expat in Japan, it’s sometimes difficult to remember all the different holidays that occur in Japan, leading to embarrassing situations where a person might show up to their office only to find it closed because it’s actually a public holiday!
This post will introduce you to all of the major Japanese public holidays and what they mean.
How cool will you look when you send your Japanese friends “Marine Day” gifts?… Okay, cool might not be the word we’re looking for here, but we hope you learn something new!read more
English is a hodgepodge of lone words and adaptations from many different languages and as such, it can sometimes be a bit difficult to know where many English phrases originate from. Today we are going to look at some words that came directly from Japanese!read more