This month's Japan Times article is about the traditions and superstitions surrounding Setsubun, which is coming up on February 3rd.
All about mochi and New Year's in the Japan Times, plus a ruinous-to-your-waistline buttery mochi recipe.
In Japan, coffee is just as ingrained in everyday life as tea.
A recipe for katsudon (a fried pork cutlet on rice topped with scrambled egg), and the history of pork in Japan.
The favorite fish of the fall season in Japan.
Looking in-depth at an old favorite.
How ancient Japanese people in the north foraged for mushrooms, plus a super-simple mushroom recipe.
The famous flavored Kit Kats sold in Japan are not quite what you'd call delicious treats.
A very simple creamy soup, made with a quintessentially Japanese spring vegetable, bamboo shoot or takenoko.
A new article in the Japan Times about spring mountain vegetables, plus a bit more about vegetables.