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?
Everyone knows what wasabi is. Or at least, most of us think we know about the Japanese answer to horseradish.
Bandied about as cure-all, probiotics aren’t just a fad. Good bacteria, probiotics help the gut be healthy, “competing for space and food against harmful bacteria and preventing them from settling in the gut,” as explained on the BBC Goodfood website.
When it comes to health and longevity, Japan could teach us all a thing or two.
The Japanese language of flowers (hanakotoba) might not be in much use anymore, but flowers are still celebrated, even if their secret meanings are mostly lost.
Japan has the last Emperor in the world. No other head of state has a right to the title, which makes Akihito, the current Emperor of Japan, a very special man.