35Coffee is using the profits from its coffee sales to plant new coral across Okinawa Prefecture
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Coffee talk is more than just cream and sugar when it comes to cafes that specialize in third-wave coffee.
Kurasu — a romanized rendition of the Japanese word for "to live," or "lifestyle" — is a multifaceted business that combines an online shop, a monthly coffee subscription service, brick-and-mortar cafes in Kyoto and Singapore and, opening in Kyoto in December, its own roastery.
Tadao Tsuge's "Slum Wolf," a collection of nine of the artist's short stories translated into English, deals with difficult topics in a gritty, yet dynamic, art style.
Kick off a weekend in Saitama Prefecture in Kumagaya, an excellent starting point for a trip that will take you all across the region — from river rafting in the forested mountains of Chichibu to the historical alleys of Kawagoe.
Russian artist Max Goshko-Dankov on his talent for combining incompatible colors, the role of art in modern society and how adult coloring helps you get in touch with yourself.
Social Good Roasters is a social welfare organization that specifically employees people with disabilities such as Down syndrome and autism and teaches them everything from how to sort unroasted coffee beans to the process of brewing and roasting.
Architect and Shibaura House project manager Patrick Wheare on why he's a flamingo, Japanese architecture and the local Shibaura community.
In each macabre tale from the short story collection "Body," Asa Nonami zooms in on a particular superficial fixation of modern society and proceeds to follow a "what if" question down a twisted rabbit hole.
Founded in 2015, the playfully branded Jailhouse Coffee is an organic line of beans roasted in Queens, New York and sold throughout the U.S. — as well as Japan.