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Tofu Special Part 2 – How to make Tofu Salad

Tofu is one of those super versatile foods that you can use in almost any recipe and particularly for vegans or vegetarians, it also has a lot of nutritional value and is a perfect substitute for meat. In this post we explain an effortless yet

Join the MariCAR team!

MariCAR is Looking for Tour Guides! Please click here to apply. MariCAR is the most popular tourist activity to do in Tokyo. We provide city tours with customers driving our go-karts on public roads throughout the various districts of Tokyo. We are looking for hospitable

Japanese Tourism Continues ‘Off The Charts’ in 2017

No doubt your senses have come across the infamous tale of booming tourism in Japan, it is something that has been widely reported across media organisations, blogs, governments and more to the point it feels like a broken vinyl. Well ladies and gentlemen, here we

Tofu Special Part 1 – How to Make Agedashi Tofu

As part of our recent introduction to Tofu and its nutritional value, we also hope to impart some typical Japanese recipes to help you enjoy the local cuisine, and today we will be attempting to recreate 揚げ出し豆腐 (あげだしとうふ or Agedashi Tofu). This easy yet tantalising

A More Diverse Community Coming of Age

In 2018, Monday the 8th of January was not only a national holiday across Japan, but also a day to celebrate young adults and welcome them into the Japanese Community. Known as 成人の日 (せいじんのひ or Seijin no hi), or ‘Coming of Age Day’ in Japan, it

The Nutritional Value of Tofu

Tofu (aka 豆腐 or とうふ in Japanese), also known as bean curd, is a popular Asian food staple created by fermenting soybeans. Originating from China some 2,000 years ago or more, it has now become a popular component of both Asian and South East Asian

Free Wifi – Data Access for the Masses

Free WiFi is quickly becoming more and more prominent in Japan, increasingly with the recent influx in tourists as we approach Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics. Restaurant and cafe owners, mobile phone operators and many other venues are slowly realising the benefits of providing free and reliable

Tsukiji Market’s Last New Year in 2018

Tsukiji Fish Market’s final new year auction and the first for 2018 kicked-off yet again last Friday, January 5, with a HUGE 405-kilogram bluefin tuna earning a hefty 36.45 million yen, or almost US$323,000. That represents an average price of 90,000 yen per kilo for

The Earthquake that Never Came!

On Friday, January 5 at 11:02 am, people within central Tokyo and the surrounding districts received a warning about an imminent earthquake, that was both powerful and would cause severe shaking. However, that shaking never happened, and the strong earthquake never came, even as mobile