CULTURE
The Junku Bookstore, an Institution for Japanese Books in France
Having opened in 1977, the shop was the only place in Paris where Japanese books and magazines could be found for some time.
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Ailsa Johnson’s Sparkling Souvenirs from Tokyo
Having been immersed in the culture of Tokyo, the British artist immortalised her memories on paper in a magical, colourful collection.
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FOOD
Recipe for Gyoza Hot Pot by Naoko Takei Moore
In this recipe, the ravioli are cooked in an earthenware pot, whereas usually they would be browned or fried.
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FOOD
Sapporo, at the Roots of Japanese Cuisine
Fish and shellfish, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, wagyu beef... the list of foods that Hokkaido exports to the rest of the archipelago is long.
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Paris, Tokyo: Nobuyuki Nakajima
In the last episode in the series Paris, Tokyo, we meet pianist, arranger and composer Nobuyuki Nakajima, who now works in Paris with singer Jane Birkin.
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ARTS
Hotel Keyforest Hokuto, Where Keith Haring Meets the Jomon Era
The ‘Nakamura Keith Haring Collection’ was established by gallery director Kazuo Nakamura as a place for his personal collection.
DESIGN
Created by oysters, cultivated by humans
It was the Mikimoto jewellery house, in the Ise-Shima region of Japan, that discovered for the first time how to grow a cultured pearl.
FOOD
Whisky on the Red Dot
Close to Kushiro in Hokkaido lies the port town of Akkeshi facing the Pacific Ocean. Some see Akkeshi as the new Holy Land of Japanese whiskey brands.

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