Japan /dʒəˈpæn/ (Japanese: 日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 About this sound Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku, literally "[the] State of Japan") is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which together comprise about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area.
Posts about Japan
    • Meet Me At the Saloon

      Four NYC bars that make it comfortable to drink again the burger at the Happiest Hour Ever get the feeling certain bars don’t really want you to enjoy your visit so you’ll keep coming back? Those hidden signs, those expensive cocktails with too many esoteric ingredients that take a long time to serve, never mind getting past the host who can make acceptance into an ivy league law school so.

      Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor- 1 readers -
    • Tasting Report: WhiskyFest San Francisco 2014

      Another WhiskyFest has come and gone, filling the masses with a smorgasbord of Scotch, Bourbon, Irish, and a little bit of everything else. There was nothing not to like in San Francisco this year, with the masses gobbling up the west coast introduction of Yellow Spot, a rare showing from Stranahan’s, and a surprise appearance of Balblair 1975 and — unlisted in the program — Balblair 1969.

      Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com- 4 readers -
    • Updated News on Seafood Consumption, Landings & Aquaculture

      I've been urging people to eat more seafood, and I've not been alone. There has been a significant number of people, groups, and companies which have been trying to get Americans to eat more seafood, especially because of its significant health benefits. The important questions is then, have people been listening? The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has just released ...

      Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 4 readers -

    … crackdowns and macroeconomic forces, Russian clients are buying far less for obvious reasons, and key European countries dependent on streams of wealthy tourists and aspirational buyers have also stalled. The situation is comparatively better in the United States and in Japan but both nations are growing far below their long-term economic…

    Philip White/ drinkster- 2 readers -
  • Don’t Forget Frank Family Pinot Noir For Thanksgiving

    …, and Rutherford Sangiovese are made from fruit grown on Rich Frank’s personal hillside estate in Rutherford and are only available through the tasting room. Frank Family has continued to grow, gaining fans all over the world. Their latest expansion is in the Far East: China, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore. Pinot Noir a good match…

    Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com- 6 readers -
  • Enjoying a fantastic @HitachinoNestSG #Japanese Classic #Ale #Japan #Beer

    … Tonight we enjoy Hitachino Nest’s Japanese Classic Ale, from the most adorable beer label in the business (I typically avoid animal label but this is an exception of red owl cuteness). It is an India Pale Ale based on those first brought to Japan in the 19th century. It is aged in cedar sake casks. Appearance: A hazy, gorgeous amber colored…

    WAYWARD WINE- 5 readers -
  • All About Whiskey: From Scotch to Bourbon

    … Whiskey. Whisky. Uisge Beatha. Water of Life. Whiskey is basically a distilled alcohol made from fermented grains, and generally aged in wooden barrrels. It is produced all over the world, from Scotland to Japan, from the U.S. to India, from France to Taiwan. There are a number of different varieties from blended whiskey to single malt, bourbon…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
  • Secret Hideouts For Grown-Ups, A Japanese Book Exploration, Yuki Kageyama

    … When hideouts for grown-ups are mentioned, what comes to mind first is crime witness, spies and victims of violence to name a few. With 'Secret Hideouts for Grown-Ups' (DU Books), Yuki Kageyama looks at these hideouts through a different lense. Here's how the book came to be according to this excerpt from Yuki Kageyama's interview…

    Serge the Concierge- 1 readers -
  • You multilingual, winer, you!

    …Want to show off your multilingual skills? Here are a few ways to say “Cheers” in languages from around the world. I need a little help with some – if you know it, or want to offer a correction, please reply with a comment. My favorite: Oogy wawa! Country Remark / explanation Africa…

    Elizabeth Winer/ The Vineyard Trail- 2 readers -
  • Shipped to Japan

    … November 7, 2014 Shipped to Japan As the anticipation of the release of the 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau whips itself up into a frenzy at La Maison Oke ["my house" for those of who who prefer not to parlez] it’s nice to know that I’m not alone. Anyone who has followed my blog [my brother and John from BC] knows that 5 years ago I built PulltheCork…

    Travis Oke/ Pull the cork- 1 readers -
  • That new Bordeaux ad campaign wants it both ways

    … There is something fundamentally oxymoronic about the Bordeaux Wine Council’s new advertising and branding campaign, reported on the PRNewswire. On the one hand, it emphasizes “innovation” through the use of taglines such as “There is so much to discover.” This implies something New Worldy about Bordeaux: it is not old and tired, but youthful…

    STEVE HEIMOFF- 1 readers -
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