It’s time to move on from the boring old European snacks of yore and jazz up your cupboards like this colourful character. Japan Centre has the most exciting selection of Japanese rice crackers and snacks in the known universe – fact. With summer on the way, you’ll be wanting crunchy snacks with extra pizzazz, so we’ve discounted our whole selection by a whopping 20%. Let’s take a look at some of our faves…

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There would be no Japan Centre or Shoryu without intrepid entrepreneur Tak Tokumine. Heralding from Fukuoka in southern Japan, he came to the UK in the 1970s for love, but his ambition and passion led him to establishing London’s premier Japanese food hall and more recently, the Michelin recommended and unstoppable Shoryu Ramen. We sat down with Tak over a cup of freshly ground matcha tea to find out more about the man behind Japan Centre.

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The time has finally come. Winter is behind us and the canopies of sakura trees all over Japan are set to come alive with beautiful pink blossoms. At this time, the people of Japan come together to trace the journey of the cherry blossoms from the shores of Okinawa to the tip of Hokkaido in what can only be described as a national obsession. Join Japan Centre as we jump into this year’s cherry blossom frenzy.