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Fourth Generation Sushi Chef Goes Global

Our guest is Yoshi Tezuka, the 4th generation sushi chef at Matsunozushi in Tokyo, which was founded in 1910.  Yoshi is not just a great sushi chef, but also a global thinker.  

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Philip Harper: Life & Work of The First Non-Japanese Sake Brewmaster

Our guest is Philip Harper, the brewmaster and managing director of Kinoshita Shuzo in Kyoto, which was founded in 1842.

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What is the Difference Between Japanese and Chinese Tea?

Our guest is Don Mei who is the Director of Mei Leaf, an awesome tea company based in London.  

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Miso, Soy and Samurai: Unique Food Culture of Aichi

Our guest is Kazumasa Nishikawa who is the 4th generation head master of the Nishikawa school of Japanese dancing, which has a history of 170 years.

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Eating Wild in Japan

Our guest is Winifred Bird who is a writer, translator, lifelong cook, and lover of plants, based in northern Illinois.  

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Ramen Forever – An Artist’s Guide To Ramen

Our guest is Yarrow Lazer-Smith, a.k.a. Yarrow Slaps who is a visual artist and hip-hop musician as well as the co-director of SWIM Gallery in San Francisco.    

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Water, Wood, And Wild Things: Life in Rural Japan

Our guest is Hannah Kirshner who is the author of “WATER, WOOD, AND WILD THINGS”, which just came out on March 23, 2021 from Viking.

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Japanese Whisky, Tattoo and Schoolgirls

Our guest is Brian Ashcraft who is a senior writer for the video gaming site Kotaku and a columnist for The Japan Times.

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Coffee Life in Japan

Our guest is Merry White who is the author of Coffee Life in Japan, an absolutely insightful and fascinating book about Japanese coffee as well as unique Japanese culture and society. ...

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Smitten By Japanese Snacks

Our guest is Danny Taing who is the founder of Bokksu.