All Japan News Blog
2019-01-25
By Aya Ota Its unique exterior; walls without windows, which make it impossible to peek in, and the thick and heavy door, both of which remind you of a kura (an old-fashioned Japanese building for sto...
2019-01-24
By Keiko Fukuda An Okinawan restaurant, Habuya Okinawan Dining, was opened in December of 2010 in Tustin. Mere 3 months after the opening, it was featured as “The Best Hidden Japanese Restaurant” in t...
2019-01-23
By Kosuke Kuji The most important objective of this business trip to Los Angeles was the “30th Japanese Food & Restaurant Expo,” sponsored by Mutual Trading, held at the Pasadena Convention Hall. ...
2018-12-31
Text: Mayumi Schroede / Photos: Elli Sekine In the last few years, the development of Japanese restaurants in San Francisco has been very active. “Nabe” has two locations; one in the Sunset District b...
2018-12-30
By Yuji Matsumoto While restaurants serve a lot of wine and champagne during the holidays, it’s unfortunately still uncommon to see sake served during the holidays. However, when considering the compa...
2018-12-29
By Aya Ota In a street corner of the West Village where old buildings provide a classy ambience, you will find a richly thick wooden door. Once you step in, there is a space which gives you both nosta...
2018-12-28
By Keiko Fukuda On Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles, near where the 405 and 10 freeways merge, stands “Japanese Cuisine Shunji”. When first completed in 1931, this roundish uniquely- shaped building...
2018-12-26
By Kosuke Kuji Arriving in Los Angeles, I took in the clear blue sky, dry air, and strong sunlight, a truly California-like weather. Before coming to California, the Japan Airlines lounge was serving ...
2018-11-24
By Elli Sekine Data for Japan’s convenience stores say that 6 billion onigiris (rice balls) are sold each year. A major convenience store chain, Seven Eleven, for instance, sells about 4 million onigi...
2018-11-23
By Yuji Matsumoto Japanese sake is still a largely unfamiliar beverage to American consumers. Ninety percent of sake is consumed in restaurants, indicating the unfortunate reality that sake is still f...