Lifestyle

How traditional Japanese candy art is made

Amezaiku is a traditional Japanese craft. Delicate sculptures, usually of animals, birds and fish are moulded out of a starchy syrup. Artist Shinri Tezuka practices this craft at Asakusa Amezaiku Ameshin in Tokyo. At 30 years old, he is one of the youngest remaining Amezaiku artists. There are only a […]
How traditional Japanese candy art is made
Lifestyle

Why this 73-year-old tattoo artist is a legend in Japan

Horiyoshi III, given name Yoshihito Nakano, is one of the world’s most legendary full-body-tattoo artists. The art of tattooing is still taboo in Japan, and some businesses and public baths still ban tattooed customers. We met him in his studio, hidden in an anonymous-looking building in the city of Yokohama, […]
Why this 73-year-old tattoo artist is a legend in Japan
Lifestyle

LA is obsessed with this Japanese sandwich

Konbi makes the most popular sandwiches in Los Angeles The egg salad is the most Instagrammed sandwich, followed closely by the pork katsu Here’s how the sandwiches are made and why people are obsessed with them Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: If there’s one thing LA is […]
LA is obsessed with this Japanese sandwich
Lifestyle

9 of the hardest languages for English speakers to learn

Some languages are harder to learn than others. For English speakers, it is especially difficult to learn languages like Japanese, Arabic, and Hungarian. That’s because they contain very different grammar systems, sounds, and features than English. Learning a new language can be a rewarding experience, but as with any new […]
9 of the hardest languages for English speakers to learn
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This $2,800 Japanese bento box comes with nine pounds of beef

Love high-quality meat? Check out this bento box from Japan. Following is a transcript of the video. This $US2,800 Japanese bento box comes with nine pounds of beef. Bento boxes typically contain well-balanced Japanese cuisine. Delivery service Gochikuru is taking the bento box to the next level. The cow-shaped box […]
This $2,800 Japanese bento box comes with nine pounds of beef
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WATCH: Video of Japan’s fleet harpooning whales in the Antarctic sanctuary

Footage of a whale being harpooned in the Antarctic by Japan’s whaling fleet in 2008 has finally been released after the Information Commissioner found it wouldn’t harm relations with Japan as claimed by the Australian government. The film was taken inside the Australian whale sanctuary off the Antarctic coast by […]
WATCH: Video of Japan’s fleet harpooning whales in the Antarctic sanctuary