Why Does Japan Use So Much Packaging? My Experience With Japan’s Food Sharing Culture

There are many factors for why Japan uses so much packaging. A cultural tendency to want to easily share snacks one of these reasons, along with Japan’s views on hygiene and common eating practices. Throughout this article I will go over my own experiences living in Japan, and some things I have I noticed. TheContinue reading “Why Does Japan Use So Much Packaging? My Experience With Japan’s Food Sharing Culture”

Do People in Japan Drink Coffee? All About the ‘Third Wave’

In 2019, over 7.5 million 60 kg bags of coffee were consumed in Japan. Japan is one of the biggest coffee-consuming nations in the world, despite the fact that the amount of home-consumption barely creeps into the global top 50 rankings. Why people drink coffee in Japan, and the reason why canned coffee is soContinue reading “Do People in Japan Drink Coffee? All About the ‘Third Wave’”

Is Ramen Chinese or Japanese? A Historic Overview and Guide

Although the dish can be traced back to China, “shina soba” is thought to have been brought to Japan sometime in the 18th or 19th century. Eventually, through many evolutions of the dish, “shina soba” would come to be known as “ramen.”, and would eventually be accepted as a staple Japanese dish. The word ramenContinue reading “Is Ramen Chinese or Japanese? A Historic Overview and Guide”