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Nihonshū Overpour: How to drink when your cup runneth over

If you’ve enjoyed Japanese sake in Japan, chances are you’ve been served at least once in the way shown above: poured until it overflows glass and spills into something strategically placed below. As I explained in my July 26 column … Continue reading

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Understanding the new “above sea level” signs

In my column in The Japan Times on Oct. 22, I wrote about the spate of new 海抜 kaibatsu (elevation over sea level) signage going up all over Japan. Each sign provides the elevation at the spot where the sign … Continue reading

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