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
  • Seafood Expo North America: Reasons To Go

    … attend all three days, you still won't have enough time to visit all of the booths. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about a myriad of seafood issues, to talk to numerous seafood businesses, to explore the seafood industry. You can discovery more about different countries, such as by visiting the pavilions for Japan or Iceland…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
  • Sake News

    … to export most of their Sake to Japan, partially thinking that the popularity of Scotch whiskey in Japan will extend to Scottish Sake too. As Sake consumption in Japan has been decreasing over the years, maybe it isn't the best market for Scottish Sake. Sure, there would be the novelty of the Sake at first, but could it hope to compete with all…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 5 readers -
  • Canadian Icewine 2014: Heroic Harvest = Epic Wine

    … of dry wines. Who buys the most Icewine? In 2013, Chinese about about 42% of Canadian Icewine, worth $8 million. Other Asian countries, including South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore, bought another 30%. 2014 Canadian Icewine Harvest Live Reports from the Field Anne Sperling, Southbrook 2010 Southbrook Vidal Icewine 2013 Southbrook…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean- 8 readers -
  • Sushi Titans Battle! The Results

    … The results can now be announced! Back in September, I had the honor to be one of five judges presiding over an epic Sushi battle, pitting local Chef Tim Cushman, of O Ya Restaurant, against Chef Hisayoshi Iwa, of Sushi Iwa in Japan. The event was held at the Clarke Studio in Milford and was filmed for ABC Asahi Broadcasting, a national…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 9 readers -
  • Meow Mix

    …? In the English speaking world everyone knows that cats say “meow” when they decide that it’s time to speak to somebody. However, in Japan cats appearantly say “nyan, nyan” to each other and to people who are willing to listen. And all evidence suggests that there are people ready to not only listen – but to pour the little kitty a glass of wine and sit down…

    Travis Oke/ Pull the cork- 5 readers -
  • Sol Lucet Koshu 2013

    … Marks and Spencer is stocking some interesting wines these days. They’re shopping in a wider world than the average supermarket. I’ve had some wines from Croatia and Georgia, exploring the edges of European wine making, but this year I’ve picked up one from India and one from Japan. My previous experience with Asian wine hasn’t been good. I…

    Golly's Wine Drops- 3 readers -
  • Four Roses Bourbon: A Kentucky Legend Reborn

    … I recently spent several days in Louisville Kentucky as the guest of Four Roses Bourbon. In addition to visiting their warehouse and distillery I ate at several terrific restaurants, imbibed at a couple of killer cocktail bars and generally soaked in all things Louisville. It was a memorable time, punctuated by lots of tasty Bourbon…

    Gabe's View- 4 readers -
  • Trendspotting: Video game market sales peaked in 2007

    … Mobile gaming appears to take a bite out of the console market with the advent of the Apple iPhone in 2007, the last big year for video game console sales. According to a new metric, video game sales in Japan peaked in 2008 and have been on a steady and substantial year-over-year decline since. Famitsu magazine published a chart which tracked…

    Mike Carrall/ Stark Insider- 4 readers -
  • No Need to Wait for Spring – Lisa Livoni is Here!

    … for brushes she could fill with paint. In her youth, she traveled extensively, living at one point for three years in Japan. She also took art classes at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Later on, Lisa studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. She moved to Napa Valley in 1988. Washington’s loss was Napa…

    napaman.com- 3 readers -
  • Opus One Revisit 2014

    … in this group (96 pts.) 2009 Opus One - big nose, almost like a Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Palate: big spice, very sweet, tannic, very big and full-bodied, luxurious oak, darker tones of coffee and tobacco. Michael noted this was the vintage he finally "understood" their Cabernet Franc from the iconic To Kalon vineyard, which resulted in a smoother wine. 2011…

    Iron Chevsky/ The Iron Chevsky Wine Blogin Cabernet Franc- 4 readers -
  • Kanda: the art of modern kaiseki in Tokyo

    … of greens and a dollop of spicy mustard the plate was well-balanced. In a kaiseki meal it can be classified as shiizakana, a simple dish showcasing the best ingredients the chef managed to acquire. Those of you that drink wine or sake during dinner still had space for more food, so we welcomed the gohan of a small bowl of cooked rice topped with sticky…

    Winebeing- 6 readers -
  • Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers

    … face morphed into the splashing wine! Now since these are commissioned pieces, she is already swamped with Christmas orders, so I might suggest purchasing one for yourself or your special someone for Valentine’s Day, and another one of Leanne’s pieces for a Christmas gift. Shipping is free, but to make sure your gift is in time for Christmas, Express…

    Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blog- 4 readers -
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