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Kyoto Toraya Red Plum Blossom with Frost Theme Namagashi Confection

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A wagashi confection that was created in 1699 by Toraya is a beautiful and unmistakable expression of a mid-winter plum blossom.
It is called Shimokobai 霜紅梅, or red plum blossom with frost.
This confection, created centuries ago, expresses something that I can only clearly recall seeing once: fruit blossoms in snow.

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Toyota puts ads in U.S. papers

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Pick up herewith Business News by Media regarding Japan.
Economical situation is not so good like US and/or EU.
Interested in "Financial squeeze for students", "Toyota puts ads in U.S. papers", "Megabanks embrace Internet banking" and etc.

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Hatoyama brothers tied by fraying bonds

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Pick up herewith Political News in Japan by Media.
Recent Political Trend will be read via these News.
Interested in "Ozawa: The Shiva of Japanese politics, creator and destroyer", "Japan: Reflections on Ozawa from two former aides", "Hatoyama brothers tied by fraying bonds" and etc.

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Grilled rice balls with vegetable miso / Japanese Food

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Taking up herewith "Grilled rice balls with vegetable miso".
The process of how to make it is as follows; 
If the rice is cold, steam or microwave until hot. Mix with the warishita concentrate (see below) and cool enough to handle. Make sure your hands are washed clean and damp so the rice will not stick.

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Sake Labels

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Japanese rice wine, or sake labels have bold designs decorated with pictures of crashing waves, strong calligraphy letterings, gildings and whatnot.
When you look closely at these sake labels, the designs are all so typically Japanese and there just seems to be a certain special feeling about them.
Quote herewith regardign Sake Label from "The Book of Sake by Philip Harper".

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News on Japan / 18 hurt as plane hit by turbulence: Japan police

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Pick up herewith News Topics on Japan be Media.
It's a regretable matter regarding "18 hurt as plane hit by turbulence: Japan police".
And it's a good news titled "Japanese actress Terajima wins best actress award at Berlin film festival" for us Japanese.

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Wagashi (和菓子) / Traditional Japanese Sweets

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Traditional Japanese sweets are called wa-gashi in Japanese, and western-style sweets are called yo-gashi.
Common ingredients for wa-gashi are rice flour, azuki (red beans), and sugar.
Butter and milk are rarely used in wa-gashi cooking, so wa-gashi tends to be lower in fat than yo-gashi.
Wa-gashi can be very sweet, so it goes well with strong green tea.

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Chirashizushi - Scattered Sushi Recipe

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Chirashizushi is known as scattered sushi and is served on plates or bowls with colorful toppings.
It's often cooked for celebrating special occations, such as festivals, birthdays, and so on.
You can use your favorite sushi toppings.
For example, boiled shrimp, salmon roe, squid, and sea urchin are popular ingredients.

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Japanese Sake (日本酒)

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Beer (麦酒) is the most popular drink in Japan, and Japanese sake (rice wine) is the second most popular.
Sake is an important part of Shinto religion and Japanese culture.
Sake is a clear liquid and has about 15% alcohol in it. It is made from rice and water. Water is very important to make good sake.

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Fall in love with Kyoto

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Pick up herewith News by Media regarding Society in Japan.
Regarding the News titled "Japanese man found dead in California", it's a disapointing matter.
Interested in "Train buffs may be prosecuted for trespassing", "Fall in love with Kyoto" and etc.


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Japan stance on child custody treaty causing friction with U.S.

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Taking up herewith News by Media regarding political matters in Japan.
I'm now worried about the US-Japan relationship which being the most important for Japan.
Interested ni the news "Japan stance on child custody treaty causing friction with U.S.", "Ozawa refuses to explain fund scandal at Diet panel", "Urgent need for 21st century vision of US-Japan alliance" and etc.




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Japanese Business News

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Taking up herewith Business News regarding Japan by Media
Toyota matter has been taken up often.
Interested in "Toyota quality control to tap foreign specialists", "H.I.S. to take over troubled Huis Ten Bosch park", "Rakuten moves back to black with record group net profit in FY 2009" and etc. 








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Inari-zushi (brown bag sushi) / Japanese Food

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Introduce Japanese Sushi Recipe.
This time taking up herewith Inari-zushi (稲荷寿司).
Inarizushi is known as brown bag sushi. Sushi rice is packed in seasoned aburaage (fried tofu) pouches. Inarizushi is easy to eat, so it's often put in a bento lunch box.
 

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Sake Drinkers' Food / Japanese Food

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Introduce "Sake Drinkers' Food" in Japan.
Certain foods are strongly associated with drinking and are often known as otsumami.
This is an honorific formed from the verb tsumamu, to pick something up by the fingertips (or chopsticks).
Another expression for food specifically intended as an accompaniment to sake is sakana.
Below are a few of the bits and pieces to be found at the elbow of drinkers in Japan - sakana every sake fan should try at least once.

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Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games

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Pick up herewith Vancouver Photo News.
Today is the 1st day of "Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games".
Now I'm watching "Opening Ceremony" on TV from Japan.
And I would like to expect that "Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games" will be successful.

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Akihabara News

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Refer to Akihabara, Tokyo.
And pick up herewith recent News by Media regarding Akihabara.
Akihabara (秋葉原), also known as Akihabara Electric Town (秋葉原電気街, Akihabara Denki Gai), is an area of Tokyo, Japan.
It is located less than five minutes by rail from Tokyo Station. Its name is frequently shortened to Akiba (アキバ) in Japan. While there is an official locality named Akihabara nearby, part of Taitō-ku, the area known to most people as Akihabara (including the railway station of the same name) is actually Soto-Kanda, a part of Chiyoda-ku.
Interested in "DosPara special edition notebook has dual core Atom, Blu-Ray drive", "Yamada Denki to open 2 big outlets in Shinjuku by end of 2011", "New TUJ summer program gives students inside view" and etc. 

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Toyota's rough patch exposes weak crisis management

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Pick up herewith News on Japan by foreign Media dated Feb 10, 2010.
Via these News, we will understand how they look regarding Japan.
Interested in "Toyota's rough patch exposes weak crisis management", "Japan Turning American", "How Toyota engineered its own downfall" and etc.

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Business News in Japan

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Pick up herewith Japanese Business News by Media.
Recent Business trend in Japan will be read via these News.
Many Medias including TV are reporting "Toyota Matter".
Interested in "McDonald's to close hundreds of outlets in Japan", "Toyota problems with recalls can lead to a new Japan", "In Toyota mess, lesson for Japan" and etc.

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Isle of Man schoolgirl becomes an anime star in Japan

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Pick up herewith Japanese Society News by Media.
Recent social trend in Japan will be read via these News.
Regarding "Heavy snowfall, strong winds hit parts of northern to central Japan", the News was reported as TV News.
Interested in "Isle of Man schoolgirl becomes an anime star in Japan", "Doctors arrested over patient's '06 death", "Perils of hand-pulled bags" and etc.





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What is the Spirit of Japanese Cuisine?

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What is the Spirit of Japanese Cuisine?
Japan is geographically blessed with a diverse climate ranging from subarctic to subtropic with mountains and rivers nearby, and four distinct seasons.
In addition, since both warm and cold currents flow from the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean, the convergence of these two currents creates conditions for an abundant and diverse sea life.

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