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Swap Wine for Sake! 5 Classic Dishes and What to Pair Them With

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Sake is delicious with Japanese food, but it’s fantastic with all kinds of food. Find out which classic non-Japanese dishes are simply amazing with sake!

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Explore Japan! Nagasaki

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Zoom into Japan! Every month, Japan Centre will be profiling locations around Japan, finding out what they’ve got to offer the hungry traveller. So come join us, and feast your eyes on some spectacular places!

First up- it’s Nagasaki.

Picturesque, culturally rich and offering splendid culinary delights, Nagasaki is a charming gem on the southern island of Kyushu.

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Urawaza! Secret Tips from Japanese Kitchens

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Everyone likes a short cut or trick to get out of a critical cooking jam. In Japan, these are called urawaza! Read on for Japan Centre‘s handy guide on some of the neatest secrets you could ever need to use in Japanese cooking!

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Celebrating Halloween in Japan

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Fun costumes, wacky foods, street parades? As the country that invented Cosplay, raw horse meat flavoured ice cream and exuberant summer street festivals, there is no doubt that Halloween is right up Japan’s alley! Read on to discover how Halloween came to Japan and how it is celebrated there every year.

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Best Spots for Autumn Foliage Viewing in Japan

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Many people think of cherry blossoms when they think of natural sights in Japan. But did you know that Japan’s autumn foliage can be equally striking? Read on to discover the best places for viewing Japan’s spectacular Autumn foliage!

 

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Japanese Autumn Foods

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There is no doubt about it, Inside Japan Centre readers – Autumn is definitely upon us! The nights are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder, and the sunglasses are starting to gather dust from lack of use. But it’s not all bad, especially if you are a lover of Japanese food and flavours! Indeed, the Japanese have a saying: “Autumn is the season to eat”. This refers to the widely held belief that the best food Japan has to offer is produced in Autumn. Read on to learn more about some of Japan’s most loved Autumn foods.

 

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Let’s Pickle! All About Tsukemono

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Pickles are an indispensable part of a traditional Japanese meal. Whether you’re having fukujinzuke with your curry, a pickled plum in your bento or some ginger with your sushi, pickles are the finishing touch to any meal! Read on to learn about some of our favourites.

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Get in the Study Habit, Top Tips From Japan

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Japan’s High School exams are notoriously tough. It’s no suprise then that Japanese students want to give themselves every advantage when it comes to tests. Level-up your study habits with our top tips from Japan.

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COMPETITION: Win Yum-Yum Bento Box!

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Do you love bento-ing? Maybe you like Japanese food and want to find out what all this bento fuss is about? Well, for food fans of all kinds, do we have a competition for you! Yup, we’re offering one lucky winner a copy of Yum-Yum Bento Box so you can learn all about the amazing world of bento lunch boxes with Crystal Watanabe and Makiko Ogawa! To find out how you could be in with a chance to win just read on…

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Bento Beautiful with Cool Accessories

Bento Beautiful with Cool Accessories

Learn how to use some of our favourite bento accessories with this handy guide.

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