December 24, 2009

Tokyo JUNKtion: Usaya

by Yoko Kumano

Update May 10, 2012: This location has since closed.  Shimokitazawa is hands down my favorite part of Tokyo. It’s teeming with youth and the elderly, shopping for knick knacks in a part of Tokyo that has no high-rise buildings — preserving a quaintness that is absent in the major hubs of the city like Shibuya […]

November 19, 2009

A Belly-Warming Food Event (NYC)

by Moto Yamamoto

Japanese Hot Pots to Warm Your SoulTuesday, December 8 @ 6:30 pmJapan Society (333 E. 47th St., NYC)In Japan, winter time dinner means nabe (hot pot). I already know you’re thinking right now, “Let’s do nabe tonight!” It’s such a heartwarming meal, and it’s almost necessary during the winter months in Japan since homes don’t […]