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Experience Fukushima Sake in NYC

For the seventh consecutive year, sake from Fukushima Prefecture won the most Gold Prizes at the Japan Sake Awards. Twenty-two Fukushima sake received the honor, marking the first time a prefecture was named “No. 1 Sake in Japan” seven years in a row. The prestigious sake competition dates back to 1911. The National Research Institute of Brewing and the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association … Continue reading Experience Fukushima Sake in NYC
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The Big Root Podcast Spotlights Everywhere Japaneseness

Time for a shameless plug! I’d like to introduce The Big Root, a new podcast that I am co-hosting and co-producing. The Big Root is the brainchild of Toshiki Nakashige, a chemist with a Ph.D. from MIT. He already has a podcast called Scientist, but he wanted to focus on “Japaneseness,” or how the experiences of Japanese Americans inform their individual takes on what it … Continue reading The Big Root Podcast Spotlights Everywhere Japaneseness
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Support Japanese-Related Nonprofits on #GivingTuesday

We stuffed ourselves with Thanksgiving turkey, shopped ‘til we dropped on Black Friday, and purchased even more presents online during Cyber Monday. Now it’s time to give back to our communities on #GivingTuesday. Known as the start of the charitable season, #GivingTuesday is a global movement that encourages everyone to support a cause of their choice. That support can come in the form of a … Continue reading Support Japanese-Related Nonprofits on #GivingTuesday

20 Japanese Restaurants in NYC Receive Michelin Stars

On Election Day, the world’s oldest restaurant guide announced the New York City restaurants elected to receive the coveted Michelin stars. Seventy-six restaurants in New York City earned stars, and 20 of them are Japanese establishments. Seven are new to the list, including one that closed a month before the Michelin announcement. Sushi Nakazawa finally grabbed an elusive star, after five years of being snubbed. … Continue reading 20 Japanese Restaurants in NYC Receive Michelin Stars
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The Kitano Hotel New York Offers Guests and Locals “the New York Feel with Japanese Hospitality”

Nestled among the tranquil, tree-lined streets of Murray Hill, The Kitano Hotel is an oasis to guests from around the world, offering luxurious accommodations and omotenashi, the Japanese concept of providing outstanding hospitality. The 18-story hotel towers over some of New York City’s most magnificent turn-of-the-century dwellings, offering spectacular views of great city landmarks. Once owned by the Rockefeller family, The Kitano Hotel New York opened its doors in 1973 … Continue reading The Kitano Hotel New York Offers Guests and Locals “the New York Feel with Japanese Hospitality”