Monthly Archives: February 2010


How to Make Your Day a Good Day

    Do you have some tips to make a good day? Today, I want to share some ideas that were collected by Japanese “2ch News”.   1. When I…


Four Japanese 2000s Movies That Make You Cry

    According to TSUTAYA online, these are the top 2000s J-Movies that make you cry. 1: Koizora (2007) (Translates “Love sky”)Leading actors: Yui Nigaki, Haruma MiuraThis romantic film is…


Wasabi Stories vol.38: “Don’t Avoid Troublesome”

  — ABOUT  Wasabi Stories… —   “Don’t avoid troublesome” Today’s story teller is a scholar of French literature, Shigeru Kashima. Being a man of French letters, he often stays…


Wasabi Stories vol.37: “Keeping Motivation is Hard”

  — ABOUT  Wasabi Stories… —   “Keeping Motivation is Hard” Today’s story teller is an Olympic gold medal swimmer, [W:Kyoko Iwasaki]. When she was 14 years old, she won…


Samurai Food – Edo Period Cuisine is Available in Asakusa and Sumida

Have you ever wanted to eat what Samurai ate? In Asakusa (read about Asakusa Senso-ji Temple and Sumida area, Tokyo, 12 restaurants started serving the food that were eaten in…


Japan’s Iron Jewelry and Accessories

  There are various art works that we Japanese are proud of, and Nanbu Ironware is one of them.   Today, I’d like to introduce my acquaintance who creates new…


Wasabi Stories vol.36: “Success Tip ? Whether You like it rather than Talent”

  — ABOUT  Wasabi Stories… —   “Success Tip? Whether You like it rather than Talent” Today’s storyteller is the 2009 [W:Akutagawa Prize] winner, novelist Kikuko Tsumura. In the article,…


Experimental Food Combinations!!

Have you ever experienced when you eat two different foods together and taste like another food? In Japan there are some popular combinations to make different food. 1. Cucumber +…


Big Surprise in Mini-bar of The Ritz-Carlton Osaka!?

When you stay at upscale hotel in Japan, you find a mini-bar (small refrigerator) in a room. It’s no difference from hotels in your countries but what interesting is the…


Wasabi Stories vol.35: “If you just stay alive, you’ll meet kindness someday”

  — ABOUT  Wasabi Stories… —   “If you just stay alive, you’ll meet kindness someday” Today’s story teller is Japanese prominent songwriter Ide Haku. One of his best known…


10 Songs Japan Wants to Listen on Valentine’s Day

    This is the ranking of  “10 Songs Japan Wants to Listen on Valentine’s Day” collected by TSUTAYA online in 2009.