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“How far have you guys travelled?” The answers shouted back at the band on stage, that night at the New Cross Inn in London, came thick and fast: “Germany!” “Belgium!” “Czech Republic!”
Getting the train to South East London, I didn’t know what to expect. Finding myself in the middle of a crowd, listening to a band I’d never heard of and sharing drinks with people from all over Europe, it hit me: this was something special.
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A small portion of the population gets offended at everything they don’t like and hide behind a concept that should never have been taken from its social studies context. The mainstream appropriation of “cultural appropriation” transformed a sociology concept steeped in the study of power struggles between oppressed cultures and oppressors and applied it to every supposed misappropriation of cultural signs and symbols by people who, according to the uninformed masses, have no rights to it.
I was told by an orthodox Israeli I met on a hike in the English Peak District that I was a Jew. Which made me feel extremely uncomfortable as I was daydreaming about the bacon cheeseburger I was surely going to order at the pub that night and I was looking forward to a side of chips, not a side of guilt.
Japanese’s sports culture is huge, and part of it has to do with going to the stadium for a day of sporting greatness, fun and, yes, food.
It is an exciting time to be a Japanese sports’ fan. The Rugby Union World Cup will take place in the country this September, and the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics Games are getting ever closer.
One of the most popular summer festivals, Tanabata is coming up fast. With a beautiful story behind it and widespread celebrations around Japan, it is time to get acquainted with the “Star Festival.”
We go further, for longer and we do more whilst exploring this big blue planet that we call home.
Sakura season is here and alongside the weather warming up, there are hanami parties to look forward to, as well as a lot of yummy, sakura food.
If you are interested in NutriCosmetics, the Japanese trend taking over the world, you will know this is not a “new” thing. Food and health are intrinsically linked, something people have known for centuries.
To stay healthy, food has always played a massive role. To be beautiful, we are reminded time and time again that we need to be healthy. As such, the concept of food for health and beauty isn’t revolutionary.
Have you ever felt like you were missing the words to describe a particular taste? It wasn’t sweet, sour, salty or bitter. Could it have been umami?