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VEGETARIAN

Workers prepare processed crickets at Hygente Technology in Shinjo, Yamagata Prefecture, in November.
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Apr 8, 2024
Next-gen protein sources explored as meat replacements in Tohoku
While proponents tout the benefits of edible insects and plant-based meat, getting consumers to change their eating habits remains an uphill task.
A woman grills a piece of beef at a barbeque restaurant in Yokohama. Greenhouse gas emissions from food amount to a third of all human-caused emissions.
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability / OUR PLANET
Jan 28, 2024
The complicated balance between health and climate in the Japanese diet
In Japan, people with higher-emitting diets also tend to eat healthier, raising questions for the health- and environment-conscious consumer.
Turkey and other meat at a grocery store in Chicago
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
Nov 26, 2023
Eat less meat is message for rich world in food’s net-zero plan
The global food systems’ road map to 1.5 Celsius is expected to be published by the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization next month.
While inaka sushi still uses dashi broth to flavor some ingredients, it's possible to make this sushi 100% vegan.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Oct 29, 2023
Sushi sans fish: How rural traditions led to vegan-friendly rolls
Leave the salmon behind with “inaka sushi,” which trades raw fish for mushrooms, ginger and other fresh veggies.
Japanese purin is a classic dish, but this plant-based version is a bit of a sweet twist.
LIFE / The Recipe Box
Oct 15, 2023
Recipe: Soy caramel flan
Looking for a sweet snack? Here’s a traditional caramel and plant-based custard with a seaweed extract setting agent.
Look for tempeh in health food stores or online from Japanese producers.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Oct 1, 2023
Recipe: Damascene tempeh kebab
Firmer than tofu, tempeh often works better as a direct substitution for both meat and nuts.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 21, 2023
The coming disruption of animal food production is almost here
It will be easier to persuade people to avoid meat from animals if they can eat meat and other animal products that taste like those they know but do not require raising animals.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 7, 2023
To lure vegetarian tourists, Tokyo restaurants get creative with classic dishes
Cuisine is a main draw for tourists in Japan, but what's a vegan to do in the famously fish- and meat-heavy restaurants of the capital?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 21, 2023
To all those lab meat skeptics: Please, just stay out of the way
Europe is doing it again — stigmatizing scientific innovations, such as with lab-grown meat, that will be crucial to our future food supply.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 24, 2023
Lab-grown poultry nears U.S. plates
First, it was the 'impossible' burger. Now, 'impossible' chicken nuggets might not be far behind.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 11, 2022
Meat ads go on the chopping block in the Netherlands
A thick, juicy burger, a prime cut of marbled steak — both off the menu when it comes to advertising in one Dutch city outside Amsterdam.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 19, 2022
Will Japan’s nonvegans bite on plant-based yogurt?
After perfecting a homemade recipe, this coconut yogurt devotee is trying to convert the rest of Japan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / JAPANESE KITCHEN
Mar 12, 2022
Recipe: Okinawan shredded carrot with egg and tuna
While every house in Okinawa may have a different version of 'ninjin shiri-shiri,' this one is an easy version that makes for a great side.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 6, 2022
Is it time for plant liberation?
Plants don't have central nervous systems, nor the neurons that form the consciousness of animals, but they have dopamine and serotonin, that function like neurotransmitters.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / JAPANESE KITCHEN
Oct 30, 2021
Recipe: Rich and nutty chestnut rice
What do you get when you combine toasted chestnuts with subtly sweet new-harvest rice? A classic, craveable (and vegan!) fall dish.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Washoku Essentials
Oct 23, 2021
Recipe: Mushroom and salmon takikomi gohan (mixed rice)
This classic autumn dish combines the best of land and sea into one bowl. Use any combination of umami-rich mushrooms you like to complement the briny salmon and garnish with fresh herbs.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / THE RECIPE BOX
Oct 16, 2021
Recipe: Kabocha and cheese korokke (Japanese croquette)
Crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside, these korokke have a comforting mixture of sweet kabocha and sharp cheddar, spiced with paprika and cayenne. There will be no leftovers.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Washoku Essentials
Aug 28, 2021
When you get familiar with kanten, cooking starts to gel just right
Known as agar-agar in most English-speaking countries, kanten is shelf-stable and can be found in convenient powdered form, for whenever you need a vegan-friendly way to set liquids.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Washoku Essentials
Aug 28, 2021
How to make Japanese kanten fruit jelly
These bright, colorful kanten jelly desserts are the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth while staying cool in the heat.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / THE RECIPE BOX
Aug 21, 2021
Crisp and crunchy vegan tofu katsu
This vegan version of tonkatsu (pork cutlet) swaps out pork for soft, custard-like tofu that gives the dish a light texture and endless flavor possibilities.

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