The logistics of a luxury Valentine's

Jan 28, 2014

The logistics of a luxury Valentine's

by Angela Erika Kubo

Advances in technology have made it possible for people as far away as Japan to enjoy the best of France’s chocolate delights. “We can send our product quickly by airplane and it will arrive in just two or three days,” says Clément Groisne, managing ...

Hit Hokkaido's slopes for tasty seasonal fare

Jan 16, 2014

Hit Hokkaido's slopes for tasty seasonal fare

by Kris Kosaka

Kutchan, near Niseko, is probably the only town in Japan where convenience stores stock pinto beans and Vegemite. In fact, Hokkaido’s ski paradise, internationally known for its powder snow, is steadily forging a new reputation, one bite at a time. Ten years ago, food ...

Juiced for a citrus winter

| Jan 14, 2014

Juiced for a citrus winter

by Makiko Itoh

One of my favorite winter pastimes growing up was to snuggle under the futon covering a kotatsu (heated table), doing my homework or watching TV, as I methodically worked my way through a big bowl of Satsuma mikan, the little oval-shaped oranges that are ...