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The Surprising Science Behind the Word ‘Pokémon’

By now, words like “Pokémon,” “karaoke” and “anime” are established terms in modern English. But … are these words English or Japanese? As it turns out, neither! They fall into their own category entirely. “Wasei-eigo” is the Japanese art of making new words out of a combination of existing (usually English) words, and it literally means “Japanese-made English.” Making meaning is never bound by one language. If you like this video, like us on facebook and twitter.


Inside Japan’s Only All-Female Sushi House

In Japanese society, women are not traditionally trained to become sushi masters. Myths persist that women’s hands are too warm for raw fish, their makeup will block their sense of smell and their menstrual cycles affect their sense of taste. Nadeshiko Sushi is challenging all of that with Japan’s first and only all-female sushi restaurant in Tokyo. There, seven women prove it doesn’t take a man to make a mean sushi plate. If you like this video, like us on facebook and twitter.


The Incredible Stories of Popular Japanese Food

In this reel, we get some of the most tantalizing tales from the rich heritage and tradition of Japanese food culture — and the history behind instant ramen! From sushi to sake, we’ve got you covered. Japan has the most amazing traditional food. From puffer fish to ramen, this video shows the patience and determination it takes to make the most simple dish in Japan. It also shows the craze they have on plastic food and instant ramen. From traditional to modern, discover the unique history of Japanese food. If you like this video, share it on facebook and twitter.