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2007 Newsletter Archives


December - Celebrating New Year’s Day In Japan

The year 2007 is coming to a close and with New Year’s Eve a mere weeks away, most people all ready have their celebratory plans in place. Our Far East friends in Japan also celebrate their new year on January more
November - Holiday Gift: The 2007 Way

For years, holiday gifts and the word debt were synonymous. It was impossible to buy gifts for everyone on your list and not spend hundreds of dollars doing so. This year we’re asking everyone to make one New Year's more
October - Chinese Holidays

The word holiday is generally used to refer to any day set aside by a nation or culture to celebrate a special observance or activity. Some are religious, others are honorary, and while there are a few more
September - The Enlightening Truth

Buddhism is often associated with China, though its inception actually began in India, where Hinduism has always been the primary religion. From the beginning, Buddhism differentiated itself from Hinduism by refusing to more
August - Asian Symbolism

Before words, humans relied on symbols to express their thoughts and emotions. As the world evolved, symbols became iconic representations. It was a way to convey a message without words, and could be interpreted more
July - Noodles: Asian Fast Food

In Western cultures, the term “fast food” conjures up images of hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, and tacos that are good to go. The concept involves the convenience of pre-cooked foods that are available when you are and more

June - Asian Vegetables
Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you. It’s a mantra we’ve all heard since childhood and one that holds true more than ever today. Decades of medical research confirm what many Asian countries have believed for years more

May - Weddings and Marriage in Japan

May has arrived once again. In Japan, this also means wedding season has begun. Spring and autumn are the most common times of year for Japanese marriages, largely due to the weather; the temperature is neither too hot nor too more
April - Bento: The Japanese Lunchbox
At its most basic, the bento (or obento) is a lunchbox. However, the great value placed on aesthetics in Japanese culture makes each box much more. Not only is the food within the bento delicious, but it is also laid out in such a way more
March - Tools of Asian Cooking: The Hibachi Grill

The hibachi is a Japanese cast-iron charcoal grill, used both indoors and out for barbequing and cooking. The word “hibachi” translates to “fire box” or “fire bowl.” While given a Japanese name, the origin is believed to be more
February - How to Make the Perfect Fried Rice

Don’t know what to have for dinner? Take a look in your refrigerator and you will probably find the ingredients to make fried rice, an Asian staple that is both delicious and simple to prepare. This popular dish is the perfectIn fact, day more
January - Asian Desserts: The Tastes and Textures of Japanese and Chinese Sweets

Cake and cookies. Cinnamon rolls and ice cream.  America’s cupboards and freezers are filled with goodies in every variety.  But what wonders would we find in an Asian cupboard?  While we know about noodles and fish, we rarely hear more















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