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In the wake of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake which struck Nepal on 25th April, this beautiful country is in dire need of support from the international community. Japan Centre & Shoryu Ramen are privileged to work with many wonderful Nepali people and we wanted to help. Together, we have pledged £2000 to the British Red Cross disaster relief fund, and you can help too…

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Want to bring a bit of Japan into your home? Check out the new bits and bobs fresh off the boat at Japan Centre. From traditional sake sets to bento boxes and more, read on to see what’s on offer…

Heralding from the city of Kumamoto, KOHRO sake is world renowned for its sublime quality. Japan Centre boss Tak Tokumine claims it is “every sake drinkers last wish before they die” – a definite upgrade from the usual horlicks we reckon. Now we’ve sailed it around the world and are offering it to you lucky blighters here in Blighty. Consider yourself a sake superstar? You NEED to try this…

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.