January 17, 2012

Umamimart @ Pecha Kucha 1/24 (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

Yoko and I have been invited to give a presentation at the world-renowned Pecha Kucha forum next Tuesday 1/24 in San Francisco. The theme is “chaos”, and we will be speaking about our experiences in Japan last year in regards to food and radiation. In the typical Pecha Kucha style, it will be a rapid-fire […]

December 16, 2011

Radiation + Japan: Drinking Water

by Kayoko Akabori

After spending three weeks in Japan, the subject of radiation in the water remains a mystery to me. People young and old all had differing opinions about it, and tap water vs. bottled water was a hot topic. When I first arrived in Tokyo, I didn’t think twice about drinking the tap water, despite the possible […]

November 16, 2011

Radiation + Japan: Interview with Tadaaki Hachisu, Egg Farmer (Saitama)

by Yoko Kumano

*This is a part of an ongoing exclusive series on Umamimart, Radiation + Japan. Please check out these other posts and videos for more: Testing of Food in Japan, By Yoko Kumano Interview with Washio, Bar Owner (Tokyo), By Yoko Kumano Testing Report and Thoughts, By Howie Correa Interview with Satoshi Imai, Rice Farmer (Niigata), […]

November 4, 2011

Radiation + Japan: Testing of Food in Japan (Video)

by Yoko Kumano

November 2, 2011

Radiation + Japan: Testing Report and Thoughts

by UM Guest

By Howie Correa Within half a day of arrival from Ireland, I was excited to be heading out of endless Tokyo to visit a radiation testing facility at Natural Harmony, a produce distribution site in Chiba. It was a trip that seemed to be at the heart of understanding the dilemma within this year’s Japanese […]