Staff Blog

"DON-BURI" (丼)There are many types of traditional foods prepared and eaten in Japan. For foreigners, there are som...
A Port Market in the Sea BreezeA Port Market in the Sea Breeze A commercial facility with many shops called "Port Market", which...
western Yokosuka (Akiya District)Yokosuka City straddles the Miura Peninsula, with its east coast facing busy Tokyo Bay, and its west...
TOKO-NO-MA (床の間)In this article, we will look at a "special spot" which is located in a traditional Japanese "WA-SHI...
DIY store "HOMES,"During or after a move into a Japanese house or apartment, there may be a need to buy furniture or d...
Japanese Housing ComplexesIn Japan, there are many buildings, of all sizes, which contain multiple dwelling units. They are ca...
Yokosuka's amazing ”Old Faithful" springs, called: HASHIRI-MIZU (走水)In this article, we will take a look at Yokosuka's amazing ”Old Faithful" springs, called: HASHIRI-M...
"The Honch,"After moving to the Yokosuka area, one of the places you are likely to hear about is "The Honch," wh...
The meaning of LDK is: Living (room), Dining (room), and KitchenYokosuka City and the Miura Peninsula are located about an hour's drive south of Tokyo, which is a "...
OMOI-TATSU GA KICHI-NICHI ( 思い立ったが吉日 )Life is full of challenges and situations where one has to figure out what to do. For example, movin...
MATSURI ( 祭り )All over Japan, during different times of the year, large and small festivals occur. In Japanese, a ...
Verny ParkIn Yokosuka City, along the Tokyo Bay waterfront, there is a nice French-themed park, with a seaside...
"Hoppy" (ホッピー.) In this article we are going to introduce a mixed drink, which is very popular in Yokosuka's pubs, o...
OSHI-IRE (押し入れ)Most Japanese dwellings will have one or more rooms which are "traditional style" (和室, WA-SHITSU), w...
"Navy Curry Rice" (海軍カレー Kaigun Curry) In recent years, Yokosuka has turned "Navy Curry Rice" (海軍カレー Kaigun Curry) into one of its main tou...
YATO (谷戸) -- 谷/YA = valley and 戸/TOThe Miura Peninsula, on which Yokosuka City is located, is full of hills and valleys. This type of t...
"Saizeriya"A few months ago, we introduced "FAMI-RESU", which is a Japanese term for "Family Restaurant" (see t...
町内会 CHO-NAI-KAIIn this article we will take a look at a Japanese proverb about cooperation. Japan is a group-orient...
Commodore Matthew Perry and the "Black Ships"There is a large U.S. Navy base located in Yokosuka City. It is officially called: Commander Fleet A...
Gas stoves and stove grillsIn this article, we are going to take a closer look at how a lot of Japanese do their cooking in the...
焼肉屋 (YAKI NIKU YA)Japan is famous for its culinary culture and traditions -- it is a foodies paradise. Being an island...
平和中央公園 ("Heiwa Chuo Koen" or Central Peace Park, in English.) Yokosuka City straddles the Miura Peninsula, with its less-populated west coast facing Sagami Bay wi...
how to live in your Japanese home:laundryThe summer weather in the Yokosuka City and Miura Peninsula areas is warm and humid, and this causes...
New Hinode-Cho House Project (Part 3)July 21, 2022 New Hinode-Cho House Project (Part 3) Our large rental house, intended for U.S. ...
初心忘れるべからず (Shoshin Wasureru bekarazu)The Japanese have a saying which goes as follows: 初心忘れるべからず (Shoshin Wasureru bekarazu). "Shoshin" =...
history of YokosukaYokosuka is the largest city located on the Miura Peninsula, with a population of just under 400,000...
"Coaska Bayside Stores"In addition to the traditional shopping streets, or SHOTEN-GAI (商店街), there are many other stores an...
KAITEN-SUSHI (回転寿司)Sliced raw fish placed on a small cake of rice, or SUSHI (寿司), has become a well-known and popular f...
TATAMI (畳) In a previous article, we described the TATAMI (畳) woven-rush (straw) mat, which is used as flooring...
"pub culture" In England, a place to go after work and relax with friends is a Public House or Pub; in the U.S., t...
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