Japanese Gyoza Dumplings

Featured Recipe: Japanese Gyoza

Here’s a step by step tutorial on how to make Japanese Gyoza You will need the following 500g ground beef 500g ground pork 1½ – 2 cups chopped Chinese napa cabbage 4 chopped shiitake mushrooms ¼ cup chopped chives 3 finely chopped cloves of garlic ½  teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper 3 tablespoons…

Say No to new Japanese Immigration Procedures

Japan fingerprints foreigners?

Are you ready Starting November 20th 2007 Japan will start to fingerprint and photograph people entering Japan. The fingerprints, photographs and other biometric data of foreign visitors will be stored in a computer for cross-checking with a list of wanted criminals and people who have been deported in the past. Investigative authorities will have access…

Beer Bath

Beer Bath Action

Hakone Kowakien Yunessun in Hakone Japan is offering just about every man’s dream, a kick ass beer bath! Until until December 31 you hit up the spa and enjoy a relaxing bath in a beer mug shaped tub full of beer. I recommend not asking for Miller Lite since it’s an import here and can…

Seiyu and Walmart

Wal-Mart in Japan (aka Seiyu)

Wal-Mart is in Japan. I couldn’t believe it and recently I’ve spotted the “GreatValue” brand that’s owned by Wal-Mart in a few grocery stores here. Sure the brand is generic but they sure do rack the price up here in Japan vs. the United States GreatValue price (uber lame!). I just read that Wal-Mart got…

Airline Review

Airline Review

I took United Airlines for my flight to Japan. I highly recommend them because of customer service and comfort. This was my first time taking this airline and it was my first choice because at the time it was the least expensive option. I’ve flown a few other airlines so I thought I’d give you…