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This month's Japan Times article is about Kyoto sweets.

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This month in the Japan Times, I talk about setsuden (cutting down on electricity consumption) and suzumi (keeping cool).

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This month's Japan Times article by me is about organic and natural farmers and retailers in the Kanto region of Japan (that's the area that includes Tokyo), including the thorny subject of how they are dealing with radioactive substance contamination on their crops. Because of space constraints I had to leave a lot out of course (that's the nature of newspaper articles) so here are some supplemental things.

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A new article in the Japan Times about spring mountain vegetables, plus a bit more about vegetables.

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A new article and recipe for Hinamatsuri (Girl's Festival) in the Japan Times.

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My latest Japan Times article and recipe are about sakekasu, the lees left over after sake is pressed. Plus: a bonus recipe for amazake, aka "Japanese eggnog".

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A new article in The Japan Times about toshikoshi soba. Plus, a little about my favorite food-eating model, Lena-chan, and her brother Lyoh.

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A new article in The Japan Times about winter fish, and how fish fits into a typical Japanese meal.

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I have a new article in today's edition of The Japan Times, available online here, or in the print edition.

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A new article and recipe by yours truly is now available on The Japan Times web site, as well as in its print edition if you're in Japan. The subject this time is eggplants (aubergines). It also includes a recipe of course! The recipe combines delicious fall eggplants with a miso-meat sauce or sorts.

Incidentally, although the original recipe calls for thinly sliced beef, it works well with ground beef too. This is a shot of a version I made using ground beef.

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This dish is great hot or cold, so make some for dinner and save a little for your bento the next day. Really yum!

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