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The 25 best-selling comics in Japan

While talking about the fascinating phenomena in Japan, comics (manga) are definitely one of them. Alluring and creative narratives including comedy, futuristic science fiction, adventure, detective, sports, mystery, romance, history, horror, fantasy, etc., people from all walks of life, in Japan and overseas, have immense affection for the bewildering range …

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14 Must-Try Takoyaki Stores in Tokyo 2018

You’ve had the experience of watching the bonito flakes dancing along the wafts of steam rising from simmering balls of gooey batter cooking on the grill, right? That means winter is upon us and winter is truly the season for takoyaki. So together with family and friends, sit back as …

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Takoyaki

What is Takoyaki? Dotted throughout Japan are stalls and shops dedicated to a little ball-shaped snack made of wheat flour batter known as takoyaki. Filled with diced octopus (tako), tempura pieces (tenkasu), pickled red ginger (beni shoga) and green onion, takoyaki are the perfect street food. They are cooked in …

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Soba

Soba What is Soba? Made from buckwheat flour, soba is a traditional Japanese noodle dish and is considered to represent Japanese cuisine in the same way that sushi and tempura do. Easily underestimated because of the simpleness of its appearance, freshly made and eaten soba is truly one of the …

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Ramen

Ramen What is Ramen? One of the most popular dishes in Japan, ramen is serving of Chinese wheat noodles in what is usually a pork or chicken-based broth and served with toppings such as sliced pork, seaweed and green onions. Now, that might not sound like much but from the …

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