The JapanCulture•NYC 2022 Holiday Gift Guide (Part II)

For our second JapanCulture•NYC 2022 Holiday Gift Guide, we revisit the concept of last year’s guides of one-stop-shopping at a holiday market and the perfect day of shopping. This gift guide will take you back to Japan Village in Industry City from our 2021 guide, but with new and exciting places to shop. We’ll explore The Loft, the second floor of Japan Village, which opened … Continue reading The JapanCulture•NYC 2022 Holiday Gift Guide (Part II)

Five Japanese-Related Nonprofits for Your #GivingTuesday Consideration

We stuffed ourselves with turkey on Thanksgiving, 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. The support can come in the form of … Continue reading Five Japanese-Related Nonprofits for Your #GivingTuesday Consideration

The JapanCulture•NYC 2022 Holiday Gift Guide (Part I)

The past few years have certainly been different for everyone. We spent way more time indoors and isolated than we ever expected. We cut our outings and social calendar down significantly. Some spent the height of lockdown finally “Marie Kondo-ing” their places and truly downsizing. Due to that, for our first gift guide of the 2022 holiday season, we are suggesting giving the gift of … Continue reading The JapanCulture•NYC 2022 Holiday Gift Guide (Part I)

19 Japanese Restaurants in New York That Earned Michelin Stars in 2022

Michelin released its 2022 New York guide on October 6. Of the 73 restaurants on the list, 19 are Japanese, including six making their Michelin debut. Famed—and expensive—sushi restaurant Masa continues to sit atop the list with three stars, and the rest of the list earned one each. The majority of the entries are pricey sushi spots, while a few serve kaiseki fare. Tempura Matsui … Continue reading 19 Japanese Restaurants in New York That Earned Michelin Stars in 2022

Thumbs Up Ramen Puts Bubbles in Your Broth

The Japanese word awa means “bubble” or “foam.” Sake fans are familiar with this term in reference to sparkling sake or sake that has champagne-like qualities, Hakkaisan’s AWA and Nanbu Bijin’s AWA Sparkling to name just two brands. Now ramen lovers can enjoy the same effect in their broth at Thumbs Up Ramen. Thumbs Up Ramen is a new ramen shop that opened on June … Continue reading Thumbs Up Ramen Puts Bubbles in Your Broth