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Latest News on Japanese Green Tea

Never at a loss for news when it comes to ryokucha (Japanese green tea).

Step Inside The Tea House Built In Japan And Shipped To Denver Decades Ago
Tea was brought to Japan from China around the time of Zen Buddhism's birth. Ceremonial bowls are filled with matcha green tea. Guests are encouraged to slurp the final drops to reveal the decoration ...
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:41 am
Coverage: Tea on the Terrace event hosts guests for afternoon tea and educational discussion
Lecture highlights: Chantler discussed each kind of tea – black, green, white and oolong – and explained how each was processed, and how those processes have changed over centuries. He told stories ...
Posted: August 19, 2019, 3:32 pm
Tapioca 'ochazuke': Bubble tea trend inspires sweet twist on comfort food classic
Photo: Yutaka Yanagida © grape Japan The concept for this hybrid dessert is to take hiyahshi-chazuke and replace cooked rice with black and white tapioca pearls and replace green tea with a lightly ...
Posted: August 19, 2019, 3:01 pm
RECIPE | Chilled green-tea soba with grated daikon & dipping sauce
Soba is a Japanese noodle served salad-style with a dipping sauce. Mix and match the accompaniments - pickles, tofu, sugar-snap peas.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 3:02 pm
Rugby World Cup Shines Spotlight on a Less-Traveled Japan
The city and its surrounding regions are known as a top producer of green tea in Japan, producing about 40 percent of the country’s crop. A modest trek from the city at Grinpia Makinohara, guests can ...
Posted: August 14, 2019, 10:44 pm
Häagen-Dazs Japan to release mochi rice cake covered ice cream with green edamame soybean topping
Häagen-Dazs has been creating some awesome Japan-exclusive varieties over the years, featuring flavors like hojicha roasted green tea and cherry blossom, but one of their most innovative releases of ...
Posted: August 14, 2019, 2:53 pm
Tea and scones in Japan? Exploring a 19th-century diplomats’ summer retreat in Okunikko
Fittingly, the small restaurant serves tea and scones, as well as light meals and decidedly un-English croissants. So what does the park tell us? Diplomats in Japan lived very pleasant ... of the ...
Posted: August 12, 2019, 3:42 am
The Best Food and Drinks You Can Have in Economy, From Afternoon Tea to Ramen
Japanese green tea, sake selections, and the airline’s original Aromatic Kabosu beverage—a refreshing concoction made from sun-drench green citrus kabosu fruit grown in Oita and combined with honey ...
Posted: August 11, 2019, 5:17 pm
Healdsburg’s Taste of Tea goes all-out for full Japanese experience
The miso recipe is Japanese-born chef-owner Nozomu “Nez” Tokugawa ... “Chinese Tribute Tea (Lung Ching Dragon Well Green Tea) is one of the Seven Necessities of Life! You will be allured by the ...
Posted: August 9, 2019, 4:07 pm
Bartenders Turn To Tea For Unique And Refreshing Cocktails
The silky, Japanese-inspired Emerald City comes from Dallas cocktail bar, Hide. Beverage Director Scott Jenkins starts with Shōchū and Midori. From there, he adds Yellow Chartreuse, matcha green tea, ...
Posted: August 8, 2019, 6:07 am
Berkeley's 4 top spots for cheap bubble tea
According to the website, the tea spot sources its teas directly from growers in Taiwan, Japan, China and India ... On the menu, you'll find milk teas, green teas, taro shaved ice, coffee tea lattes, ...
Posted: August 7, 2019, 4:47 pm

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Japanese Street Food

Japanese cuisine has long made for popular street food around the world, with rice and noodle dishes proving to be particularly popular. However, this has not always been the case in Japan itself, where dining is more of a ritual, and people rarely eat whilst on the go. Even so, street food stalls are gradually gaining popularity within Japan, and so here are a few dishes that you won’t want to miss out on should you have the chance to sample this style of food within this area of the world.

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Noriko Sakai Has Been Arrested

Days after Noriko Sakai went missing following the arrest of her husband on Monday,  Japanese police issued an arrest warrant for the missing Japanese star. Yuichi Takaso, Sakai’s 41-year-old husband, was arrested on suspicion of violating the Stimulants Control Law.

A relative of the 38-year-old actress had filed a search request with police on Tuesday, and her talent agency reported that they have been unable to contact the J-Pop singer since Monday noon.
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Japanese Transnational Issues

International Disputes Involving Japan:

1. The sovereignty dispute over the islands of Etorofu, Kunashiri, and Shikotan, and the Habomai group, known in Japan as the “Northern Territories” and in Russia as the “Southern Kuril Islands,” occupied by the Soviet Union in 1945, now administered by Russia and claimed by Japan, remains the primary sticking point to signing a peace treaty formally ending World War II hostilities.

2. Japan and South Korea claim Liancourt Rocks (Take-shima/Dokdo) occupied by South Korea since 1954.

3. China and Taiwan dispute both Japan’s claims to the uninhabited islands of the Senkaku-shoto (Diaoyu Tai) and Japan’s unilaterally declared exclusive economic zone in the East China Sea, the site of intensive hydrocarbon prospecting.


Military Branches

Japanese Ministry of Defense (MOD):

Ground Self-Defense Force (Rikujou Jietai, GSDF), Maritime Self-Defense Force (Kaijou Jietai, MSDF), Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jieitai, ASDF) (2009)

Military service age and obligation:

18 years of age for voluntary military service (2001) Read more