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.

Tokyo’s No.1 Show
**RECENTLY EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 2ND!**
Japan Centre are proud to welcome the international, multi-award winning, Japanese spectacular SIRO-A back to London 21st August – 13th October at the Leicester Square Theatre! Often described as Japan’s answer to the Blue Man Group, SIRO-A is a revolution in live entertainment, fusing mime, ground breaking visual effects and an electro soundtrack to create a mind-blowing theatrical experience that is a feast for the senses. Japan Centre have teamed up with SIRO-A to offer our customers money off tickets to these amazing shows!
Every month Japan Centre publishes its in-store magazine called Japan Centre Circle. Packed full of Japanese insights and food tips, as well as a monthly recipe, voucher and upcoming event details, it’s a great way to keep up to date with all things Japanese from your favourite Japanese food hall and it’s free too! This week we’ve syndicated our popular Staff Review column so that those of you not able to visit one of our stores can get the chance to read a bit of what Japan Centre Circle is all about. We’ll try to get downloadable versions of the magazine up on www.japancentre.com for you soon.
Hyper Japan is back again for another long weekend of amazing Japan-osity at the UK’s biggest J-culture party! Hyper Japan are so excited about this year’s event, they even forgot it’s usually held in the summer and instead are having the event from the 24th to 26th February 2012! Good news for us anyway, just means that that we can have some serious Japan related fun sooner than we thought! 🙂
Japan Centre also has a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky winner so you can enjoy all the awesomeness of the event for absolutely nothing, yatta! Continue reading for more details of Hyper Japan 2012 and how to enter the free ticket competition!