Category Archives: Food

On Eating School Lunch in Japan, Part 2

Yesterday, we looked at the history of middle-school lunches in Japan. For some reason, we’re doing it again today; only this time with a focus on what lunch is like in the modern day.

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On Eating School Lunch in Japan, Part 1

Eating lunch at a Junior High School in America was my first confrontation with the absurdity of my situation as a student.

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On Eating Foreign Sushi in Japan

I turned on the TV in a Thai hostel last year, and compared international news broadcasts. Fox and MSNBC were covering the shootings in Colorado; Al Jazeera was reporting on what nations could buy with the tax revenue they lost … Continue reading

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On Drinking Too Much in Japan

When someone assures me, with profound sincerity, that they don’t have a drinking problem, I assume they have a sincerely profound drinking problem.

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On Making Ice Cream Out of Plastic in Japan

Somewhere near the divine Buddhist wholesale district of Tokyo is Kappabashi-dori, the street with the highest concentration of plastic food manufacturers in Japan.

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On Selling “Latin Biorhythms” in Japan

When I stopped by the konbini for lunch at the start of Spring, I made my cursory glance through the constantly rotating stock of temporary soft drinks to see if anything caught my eye. Something did.

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