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Hey guys,

Recently I got rid of my JapaneseLanguageFoodCulture.com site. I transferred all the language information from the site to this site hoping my kids will use it to study the Japanese language. Hopefully those of you with an interest in learning Japanese will visit these pages occasionally. And enjoy a few interesting videos showing a bit about Japanese culture.
Japanese Language

These pages explain the Japanese language in the simplest possible terms. After graduating from San Diego State University with a business degree, and after retiring from real estate appraising at age 40, I returned to college and obtained an associates degree in Japanese studies. I was really fascinated with the Japanese writing system and made hundreds of pages of vocabulary and thousands of graphics of Japanese kana and kanji. I transferred all of this from my JapaneseLanguageCultureFood.com site to this site. I am beginning to study the language again and I am hoping my kids will use these pages for their study as well.
Continue learning....
Japanese Food

Japanese food is without a doubt, the best in the world, not to mention the healthiest. The food was high up there on the list of reasons why we moved to Japan. The variety is simply unbelievable. Add to this the fact that my wife Akiko is a fantastic chef makes it all the more better. As with other pages of this Japanese section I plan to add a lot, but for now, please enjoy these delicious videos.
Japanese Food Compilation

Until our travel plans can fully resume, here is a compilation of some of the best foods we ate on our travels around Japan. Hope you enjoy. (actually the creators of the video wrote this)
Street Food Japan

A Taste of Delicious Japanese Cuisine

1. Hashimaki - Okonomiyaki on a stick
2. Takoyaki - Octopus Ball
3. Yakisoba
4. Okonomiyaki
A Day In The Life Of A Sushi Master

From breaking down huge fish to serving guests exquisite sushi, Chef Nozomu Abe from Sushi Noz takes us on a journey through his everyday life. Go behind the scenes to see what it really takes to be a true sushi master, day after day.
Japanese street food - okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki o-konomi-yaki is a Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning "how you like" or "what you like", and yaki meaning "grill". Okonomiyaki is mainly associated with the Kansai or Hiroshima areas of Japan, but is widely available throughout the country. Toppings and batters tend to vary according to region. In Tokyo, there is a semi-liquid okonomiyaki called 'monjayaki.'
Japanese Culture

I plan to write volumes about Japanese culture. For now enjoy these videos which show only a few of the many reasons why we got the F**K out of America and are now permanently residing in Japan.

And yup we spent some bucks and got one of these bidet toilets installed in our home. Cost the equivalent of $1,000 U.S. currency, about the same price as our little farm bus, and has been worth every yen....no shit.
America Vs Japan: Toilets

Public bathrooms in Japan put America to shame.
America vs Japan: Adulting

Our schools should teach basic life skills like Japan does.
America Vs Japan: Gun Control

More countries should follow Japan's lead when it comes to gun control.
America Vs Japan: School Lunches

Japan's unbelievable school lunches are surprisingly educational.
America Vs Japan: Subways

It’s embarrassing how clean Tokyo’s subways are compared to New York’s.
America Vs: Shoes At Home

We may want to reconsider wearing shoes inside our homes.
Why Japanese Are So Thin According to Science

Why are Japanese people so thin? What do people eat in Japan? While the rest of the world is seeing anywhere from 15 to over 30% of its population severely overweight, Japan has managed to keep that number at just 3.6%. When it comes to health tips, it's better to turn to the country with the longest life expectancy and one of the lowest obesity rates on the planet. If you’re ready to find out how the Japanese manage to stay so effortlessly thin, keep our new video!

In Japan, they usually stick to 3 wholesome meals a day that don’t leave them hungry or dealing with sudden cravings. Those who do snack keep it in small quantities and with a lot of moderation.
Also, the secret to Japan’s success begins with their diet, which is pretty carb-heavy and low in saturated fats. Their main dishes of choice include vegetables, grains, fish, and meat. Dairy products and fruits are consumed in moderation. They tend to stay away from foods with excessive amounts of salt and sugar, like burgers and soda.