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The Sweet and Sustainable Ama Ebi

If you’re a fan of shrimp, you should love ama ebi. This species of shrimp, known in English as sweet shrimp, is a big favorite with seafood lovers. People love it not only for its great taste and strong nutritional qualities, but also for the fact that it is considered one of
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Giving Christmas Gifts in Japan

Now is the season of giving, when many of us are flocking out to search for the perfect gift for those on our list who have everything. When you’re struggling to finish off your holiday shopping, consider taking your loved ones for a meal of quality sushi at Sushi in Joy in
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Japan’s Christmas Chicken

What do you usually eat for Christmas dinner? If you’re like most Americans, a hearty, home-cooked turkey is high on your list. Unfortunately, such a bird is hard to come by in a country like Japan, where the average home’s oven is too small to accommodate its size. So, when
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Sukiyaki: A Hot Choice for a Cold Night

Sukiyaki is a Japanese hot pot dish that comes in the form of thinly-sliced beef, tofu, and vegetables mixed together and simmered in a combination of sake, soy sauce, and mirin rice wine. It traces its roots back to Japan’s Meiji Era, between 1868 and 1912. This was a time when
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The Story of Japan’s Famous Tsukiji Market

The Tsukiji Market is one of Tokyo’s most significant landmarks, coming in the form of a grand center for buying and selling seafood. Japanese restaurants throughout the country and beyond depend upon the bounty of this historical marketplace. This history of Tsukiji begins in
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