As fresh as it gets

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As fresh as it gets

Fresh, raw ingredients are a key part of washoku. All very well when it’s simply veg, but how about the fleshy, beady-eyed, wriggly kind of raw? Foreign stomachs might need some extra training to prepare for this extreme washoku experience...

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Bringing HOPE to those in need

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Bringing HOPE to those in need

More than 13 million people have been helped by HOPE, and this month you can help even more, by pampering yourself in the name of charity...

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The muso’s new best friend

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The muso’s new best friend

Promoting yourself as a musician can be challenging, which is why many artists are turning to internet radio stations like Blackan. KS investigates how in only three years, this webcast station has become one of Kansai’s most important...

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It’s up to you!

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It’s up to you!

Are you up for a culinary adventure? Feel like taking the pilgrimage down the path to washoku enlightenment? A far cry from your favorite kura sushi dishes, the eight stages of washoku (see feature on page 08) will challenge the bravest of...

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Must-see samurai sites

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Must-see samurai sites

Their swords are now behind museum glass, but the samurai spirit lives on in movies, books, and sites dotted around Kyoto. Meiji Restoration author Romulous Hillsborough shares his Kyoto must-see spots...

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Taking care of the kids

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Taking care of the kids

Organising childcare in Japan is no child’s play. Here’s an intro guide to hoikuen for working parents-to-be...

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Features »

As fresh as it gets

April 1, 2014, Comments Off

As fresh as it gets

Fresh, raw ingredients are a key part of washoku. All very well when it’s simply veg, but how about the fleshy, beady-eyed, wriggly kind of raw? Foreign stomachs might need some extra training to prepare for this extreme washoku...

Bringing HOPE to those in need

Bringing HOPE to those in need

April 1, 2014, Comments Off

Must-see samurai sites

Must-see samurai sites

April 1, 2014, Comments Off

The long way down

The long way down

March 1, 2014, Comments Off

Made in Kansai »

Making a fine point

October 1, 2013, Comments Off

Making a fine point

In Sakai, the knives are a cut above. KS meets the men whose handiwork helps world-class chefs earn their stars...

Sweet success is in store

Sweet success is in store

September 1, 2013, Comments Off

New take on an ancient tradition

New take on an ancient tradition

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Tiny traditions kept alive in carving

Tiny traditions kept alive in carving

July 1, 2013, Comments Off

Travel »

One heavenly bus deal

March 1, 2014, Comments Off

One heavenly bus deal

Get your butt on the bus for this special deal to see one of Japan’s most famous views...

A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air

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Refresh yourself with Uji

Refresh yourself with Uji

February 1, 2014, Comments Off

Bringing in the harvest

Bringing in the harvest

January 3, 2014, Comments Off

Food & Drink »

Turn over an organic leaf

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Turn over an organic leaf

Clean eating is about more than just counting calories or carbs. It’s also about considering how food has been grown. KS dishes up the latest on...

Garden of Eden

Garden of Eden

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Bringing home the Christmas: Eating out

Bringing home the Christmas: Eating out

December 1, 2013, Comments Off

There’s always time for tea

There’s always time for tea

September 1, 2013, Comments Off

Film »

Crows Explode

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Crows Explode

Toshiaki Toyoda, Action, 129 mins, April 12 Starring: Yuya Yagira, Kyosuke Yabe, Ryo Katsuji A far cry from Takashii Miike’s far superior Crows...

Thermae Romae II

Thermae Romae II

April 1, 2014, Comments Off

August: Osage County

August: Osage County

April 1, 2014, Comments Off

News »

Five of the best…

Five of the best…

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Mascots revealed

April 1, 2014, Comments Off

Excel spreadsheet

April 1, 2014, Comments Off

Five of the best…

March 1, 2014, Comments Off

Feel the Craic

March 1, 2014, Comments Off

Business »

The muso’s new best friend

The muso’s new best friend

April 1, 2014, Comments Off

Making a mint from skateboards

Making a mint from skateboards

March 1, 2014, Comments Off

Presentation is everything

Presentation is everything

February 1, 2014, Comments Off

Japan’s first cat cafe

Japan’s first cat cafe

February 1, 2014, Comments Off

Thank God for noodles. R-amen!

Thank God for noodles. R-amen!

January 3, 2014, Comments Off

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