If you have sampled the traditional sweets of Japan, you might have been surprised how different the tastes – and ingredients that include sweet potatoes, sweet beans and rice - are from Western sweets.
In some respects, it is true that the culture of mottainai has become one of shouganai. Meaning the sentiment that “we should not waste anything”, has turned into a platitude of “it can’t be helped,...
Stretching from forested mountains in the north to the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Hamamatsu is the largest city in Shizuoka and has a long and storied history as both an industrial center and former home of one of the most famous warlords, Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Warrant Officer Tiffany Brown-Howard couldn’t help but lean forward in her chair, engaged as she was in the topic being discussed during a mindfulness class Camp Zama’s Army Community Service hosted here March 8.