For anyone hoping to live happily in Japan—and especially for those seeking to succeed in the Japanese workplace—mastering honne and tatemae is an essential prerequisite! This article will explain what honne and tatemae are, as well as give you practical advice for how you can understand and use them yourself!
So, you’ve stumbled across that sake bottle you forgot about. Or perhaps your local liquor store has some suspiciously cheap discount sake on sale. Is it good to drink or down the sink? This article will answer all your questions!
From the green and black classics to tantalizing unique brews, Japan is a tea-lover's paradise!
Shopping for drinks at a Japanese convenience store? If you’re looking to explore outside the standard range of beers and sours but aren’t sure where to start, try our recommended list of 10 unique sake, shochu, whiskey, and more to get your intoxicating adventure underway!
Learning to appreciate sake will deepen your connection to Japan and its rich culinary culture. This beginner-friendly guide to Japanese sake—known as "nihonshu" in Japanese—will go over the basic varieties of sake and their characteristics, teach you how to decipher a label when buying sake in Japan, and give you some tips for how to best enjoy sake.
Ring in the new year with osechi ryori – one of Japan’s deepest and most delicious New Year…