Ama (literally “sea women”) are Japan’s daring female divers who still uphold the traditional 2,000-year-old practice of freediving, holding their breath for up to a minute as they hunt for seafood like lobster, abalone, and turban shells.
US vs Japan 7-Eleven | Food Wars
Food Insider - May 23
From calorie count to portion sizes, we wanted to find out all the differences between 7-Eleven in the US and Japan. This is Food Wars.
Why only 1% Of Japan's soy sauce is made this way
Business Insider - May 21
It can take 4 years to make one batch of barrel-aged soy sauce. The natural fermentation process was the norm in Japan for centuries, but when industrialization swept the nation, almost all the country's wooden barrels were replaced with steel ones.
The endurance of Japan's simple street snack
BBC - May 19
Eaten right off the coals, yaki-imo (roasted sweet potatoes) are a beloved centuries-old food, whether they're served by old-fashioned street vendors or modern "imo" girls and boys.