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recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-01-15 01:00
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The English books had taken a term that just means “reason for living” or “raison d'être” if you will, and...pretty much bloated it up. I hate to say this, but y’all been fooled a lot.

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-01-15 01:00
The English books had taken a term that just means “reason for living” or “raison d'être” if you will, and...pretty much bloated it up. I hate to say this, but y’all been fooled a lot.

That remind me, here is one of many articles in Japanese explaining what the heck “Ikigai” (spelled out w/alphabet) is because the way it was written about was so different from the original meaning. tabizine.jp/2018/10/16/209…

recently on twitter - Wed, 2020-01-15 01:00
That remind me, here is one of many articles in Japanese explaining what the heck “Ikigai” (spelled out w/alphabet) is because the way it was written about was so different from the original meaning. tabizine.jp/2018/10/16/209…

Pierre Hermé rationalizes his descent into donut hell (just kidding... he deserves all the ¥ he can get. And this collaboration shows how much name recognition he has in Japan!) youtu.be/0RfV_nUY2kk

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-01-14 21:00
Pierre Hermé rationalizes his descent into donut hell (just kidding... he deserves all the ¥ he can get. And this collaboration shows how much name recognition he has in Japan!) youtu.be/0RfV_nUY2kk

Pierre Hermé for Mister Donut TV ad youtu.be/veB2tqF0gSE

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-01-14 21:00
Pierre Hermé for Mister Donut TV ad youtu.be/veB2tqF0gSE

(Eng ver: I have issues with this photo)

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-01-14 21:00
(Eng ver: I have issues with this photo)

This is Kimura after he won the auction last year, when he paid way more. If you’re going to sniff down your noses at this stop watching the Super Bowl or talking about their gazillion dollar ads. pic.twitter.com/kMuIy5AYlI

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-01-14 16:00
This is Kimura after he won the auction last year, when he paid way more. If you’re going to sniff down your noses at this stop watching the Super Bowl or talking about their gazillion dollar ads.

2016年の夏、緊急手術を受け、「又癌です」と言われて、フランスの病院で悶々としていた時 @funassyi のぬいぐるみだけでも心の癒しになっていた。 フランスの怪しげな病院食を覗き込むふなっしー pic.twitter.com/OUEmF4BGTt

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-01-14 13:00
2016年の夏、緊急手術を受け、「又癌です」と言われて、フランスの病院で悶々としていた時 のぬいぐるみだけでも心の癒しになっていた。 フランスの怪しげな病院食を覗き込むふなっしー

This year’s tuna was caught by the Yamamoto father and son team. Papa Yamamoto is 57 and has been a fisherman for 40 years. His son is 30. This is typical of the ‘crew’ of an Ōma tuna fishing boat.

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-01-14 01:00
This year’s tuna was caught by the Yamamoto father and son team. Papa Yamamoto is 57 and has been a fisherman for 40 years. His son is 30. This is typical of the ‘crew’ of an Ōma tuna fishing boat.

...fished using traditional methods. The tuna is caught with the single hook method using a fishing pole, by small boats. To get to the size they reach (this year’s record setter was 276kg) the tuna get to about 20-30 years old.

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-01-14 01:00
...fished using traditional methods. The tuna is caught with the single hook method using a fishing pole, by small boats. To get to the size they reach (this year’s record setter was 276kg) the tuna get to about 20-30 years old.

More perspective: the tuna this year (as it is most years) was caught off the shores of Ōma in Aomori, on the northern tip of Honshū, across from Hokkaidō. The fish caught there are highly prized because the waters are very rich in plankton. It is also...

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-01-14 01:00
More perspective: the tuna this year (as it is most years) was caught off the shores of Ōma in Aomori, on the northern tip of Honshū, across from Hokkaidō. The fish caught there are highly prized because the waters are very rich in plankton. It is also...

Anyway...there are many wonderful and even mystical things about Japanese culture, but there’s also a whole bunch of baloney said and written about it too. And it’s almost like the internet has made it worse.

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-01-14 01:00
Anyway...there are many wonderful and even mystical things about Japanese culture, but there’s also a whole bunch of baloney said and written about it too. And it’s almost like the internet has made it worse.

But yanoo, saying things like “improving healthcare for residents increases their healthy (active) longevity doesn’t sell books, esp. in the US.

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-01-14 01:00
But yanoo, saying things like “improving healthcare for residents increases their healthy (active) longevity doesn’t sell books, esp. in the US.

I did an article about Nagano residents a couple of years ago. The main reasons for their healthy longevity were plenty of exercise, lower salt consumption, and above all a concerted effort by the prefectural gov’t to improve healthcare.

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-01-14 01:00
I did an article about Nagano residents a couple of years ago. The main reasons for their healthy longevity were plenty of exercise, lower salt consumption, and above all a concerted effort by the prefectural gov’t to improve healthcare.

Oh and Okinawans aren’t the longest living Japanese ppl anymore either. The men are down in the 30s out of 47 prefectures. (I think no.1 is Nagano, but it fluctuates a bit.)

recently on twitter - Tue, 2020-01-14 01:00
Oh and Okinawans aren’t the longest living Japanese ppl anymore either. The men are down in the 30s out of 47 prefectures. (I think no.1 is Nagano, but it fluctuates a bit.)

(Correction: Standard shokupan has about 430g flour, 30g milk powder and 15-30g butter (also salt, sugar, yeast, water) per a large (1.5 'kin') loaf. I am planning on writing a proper article untangling the messy incorrect info about shokupan soonish.)

recently on twitter - Mon, 2020-01-13 13:00
(Correction: Standard shokupan has about 430g flour, 30g milk powder and 15-30g butter (also salt, sugar, yeast, water) per a large (1.5 'kin') loaf. I am planning on writing a proper article untangling the messy incorrect info about shokupan soonish.)

In Nagoya, Ogura toast - toast spread with Ogura-an, served with butter or whipped cream, is a standard breakfast item. pic.twitter.com/1S7zurCHbV

recently on twitter - Mon, 2020-01-13 12:00
In Nagoya, Ogura toast - toast spread with Ogura-an, served with butter or whipped cream, is a standard breakfast item.

Addendum: I forgot to mention a 3rd type of an or anko, Ogura-an. This is koshi-an (smooth bean paste) into which whole beans cooked in syrup are mixed in. pic.twitter.com/5HLmdjJ9Lq

recently on twitter - Mon, 2020-01-13 12:00
Addendum: I forgot to mention a 3rd type of an or anko, Ogura-an. This is koshi-an (smooth bean paste) into which whole beans cooked in syrup are mixed in.

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