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Chiara Terzuolo
Japan Times
LIFE
Jul 24, 2022
Professionals-turned-pilgrims embrace Shikoku’s divine boredom
The Shikoku pilgrimage is known for its long stretches of nothing, which is exactly why these high-powered executives (now retired) took it on.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Dec 5, 2021
Alex Kerr sounded an alarm 25 years ago. Did Japan listen?
On the anniversary of his breakout book u2018Lost Japan,' the author finds reasons for hope in some rural towns.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 27, 2021
Top 5: The best vegan dessert spots in Tokyo
These five vegan sweet sensations are sure to satisfy your sugar cravings (and perhaps win over a skeptic or two).
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 14, 2021
Brighten up the dying days of winter with the power of yuzu
Care for some fruit in your bath? Shikoku's famed citrus can be used for more than just eating.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Dec 5, 2020
Kochi’s cottage food and travel industry gets a bump from international residents
International transplants to this Shikoku prefecture are taking advantage of the rich soil and pure water to create top-quality food and drinks.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Food Sustainability in Japan
Nov 14, 2020
Foraging for fungi in the forests of Yamagata Prefecture
The region is known for its wild kinoko (mushrooms), and foraging experts have seen an uptick in interest since the start of the pandemic.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Aug 29, 2020
Japan's small-scale sake breweries struggle to survive
2020 is proving to be a rough year for sake breweries, and the pandemic has forced many into making tough decisions about marketing and production.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Food Sustainability in Japan
Jul 25, 2020
Vegan bakeries are on the rise in Tokyo
A new generation of vegan bakeries and major chains with vegan menus have popped up around Japan's capital.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jun 21, 2020
The time is ripe to plant a microgarden: Here’s how to get started
Here's how to use any container you have on hand to start your own microgarden, even in Japan's cramped urban centers.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
May 2, 2020
Back to basics: Food preservation techniques for the urban kitchen
Although preserving food can seem time consuming and old-fashioned, freezing and pickling your produce is an easy way to save money and avoid food waste.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Food Sustainability in Japan
Apr 4, 2020
Breaking ground: Young farmers embrace urban agriculture in Tokyo
Kei Kawana’s kingdom is Neighbor’s Farm, a 2,000-square-meter plot overlooked by the Tama Monorail, which regularly zips by overhead. This March, she celebrated her first year of agricultural activity, the culmination of many years of patient work, planning and wading through bureaucracy.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Food Sustainability in Japan
Mar 14, 2020
Yoshida Noen: 400 years of organic urban growth
In the outskirts of Tokyo, Yoshida Noen farm has been producing organic vegetables for around 300 years, supplying local restaurants with fresh, healthy, even unusual produce.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Dec 21, 2019
Top 5: The best gluten-free restaurants in Tokyo
There are more gluten-free dining institutions in Tokyo than ever. Here's The Japan Times' pick of five of the best, spanning everything from sushi to pub classics and even fine dining.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 21, 2019
Buzzing about Ginpachi: Rooftop beekeeping in Japan's capital
Since 2006, Ginpachi has been raising bees on the rooftops of Ginza, creating a local hive-to-table network of apiaries and bee gardens, prooving nature is never far from daily life.

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