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My Japanese Canadian New Year
When Lunar New Year celebrations are underway, I often get asked if I celebrate Lunar New Year. I l…

Lorene Oikawa • Feb. 19, 2024


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Nikkei View
On “Authenticity” in Japanese food
Maybe not surprisingly, I’ve been a stickler for “authenticity” in food—esp…

Gil Asakawa • May 7, 2023


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ByFood.com: A Cornucopia of Information for Planning Food Adventures and More in Japan — Part 2
Read part 1 >> Who is Serkan Toso? As I explored byFood.com, I started wondering who is t…

Karen Kawaguchi • Jan. 18, 2023


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ByFood.com: A Cornucopia of Information for Planning Food Adventures and More in Japan — Part 1
As a Nikkei New Yorker who is planning a trip to Japan in the next year or two, I recently discov…

Karen Kawaguchi • Jan. 17, 2023


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Nikkei Chronicles #11—Itadakimasu 3! Nikkei Food, Family, and Community
Japanese-Brazilian Food: Japanese Cuisine with a Brazilian Touch
I grew up in a Japanese-Brazilian environment in which my father is an Issei and my mother is a Nis…

Meiry Mayumi Onohara • June 15, 2022


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Ohitori-sama Osechi Table
From Delta to Omicron. The year 2021, too, passed by like a flash in the midst of the Covid-19 pand…

Yusuke Tanaka • Feb. 10, 2022


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Eating Tofu Sparks Food Memories
TORONTO — The other day I experienced a food delight. Yup, with my gohan (steamed rice), ther…

Frank Moritsugu • Nov. 26, 2020


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Kizuna 2020: Nikkei Kindness and Solidarity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Food for thought — and sheltering at home
Anyone who knows me knows that I love to eat. I’m a foodie. I love restaurants (I’m o…

Gil Asakawa • June 23, 2020


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Nikkei Chronicles #6—Itadakimasu 2! Another Taste of Nikkei Culture
Natto: A Love Story
I love natto. But it wasn’t always that way. My mom gave me my first taste when I was aroun…

Marsha Takeda-Morrison • Oct. 10, 2017



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