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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.
Posted in Food, Teaching 7 Comments
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.
Posted in Food, Teaching 5 Comments
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
Posted in Food, Tradition Tagged food, globalization, japan, sushi 9 Comments
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.
Posted in Culture Shock, Food, Fun, Uncategorized Tagged drinking 26 Comments
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.
Posted in Food, Weird Tagged japan, plastic food 8 Comments
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.
Posted in Food, Uncategorized Tagged brazil, japan, tea 10 Comments