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How to eat sushi like a master

How to eat sushi like a master

With chopsticks or fingers? Wasabi or no? A double Michelin-starred Tokyo chef sets the record straight and shows us the sushi way
Secrets from a Japanese master: How to make sushi

Secrets from a Japanese master: How to make sushi

Nigiri zushi is a bundle of rice with raw fish laid on top. Sounds like the easiest dish to make? Wrong!
Now eat! Okinawan cuisine gets a makeover
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Now eat! Okinawan cuisine gets a makeover

How a unique island culture is taking its own version of "local" a step further
Adventures in ramen: Japan's ever-changing soup scene

Adventures in ramen: Japan's ever-changing soup scene

After slurping down noodles in 1,000 stores, the "ramen guy" untangles the complex flavors of Japan's diverse dish.
15 sights that make Tokyo so fascinating

15 sights that make Tokyo so fascinating

Let us count the ways Japan's capital city engages, puzzles and bewitches
Gallery: UNESCO adds 12 sites to its World Heritage List

Gallery: UNESCO adds 12 sites to its World Heritage List

From the deserts of the Middle East to the coffee plantations of Colombia, here are 12 more places to add to your must-go list
The best of the Tokyo Toy Show 2011

The best of the Tokyo Toy Show 2011

From magic floating carpets to virtual fishing games, 3D paint brushes and robots made from garbage, it’s all here
Ultimate guide to Japanese beef

Ultimate guide to Japanese beef

Kobe beef has the bigger name, but Wagyu beef can be as flavorful and important in a Japanese restaurant
Last chance to be first to enjoy Japan’s 2014 cherry blossom season
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Last chance to be first to enjoy Japan’s 2014 cherry blossom season

In Okinawa, the pink beauties are now in full bloom. Here’s where to see them before they’re gone
Japan’s hottest new souvenir: Schoolbags

Japan’s hottest new souvenir: Schoolbags

Thanks to Zooey Deschanel, traditional randoseru schoolbags see a surge in popularity among travelers
10 snapshots of Tokyo life after the quake as residents pull together

10 snapshots of Tokyo life after the quake as residents pull together

In spite of media hype and the definite problems elsewhere in Japan, it's business as usual in the capital
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