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Whole-Fish Sushi Rolls are a Thing

You may know what uni and hamachi are—but do you know what iwashi is? It's the Japanese name for sardine, the small, oil-rich, delicious saltwater fish. Kurazushi, one of Japan’s most popular…

Sweet red bean soup with mochi. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/blue lotus)

Mochi: Delicious Snack or Silent Killer?

The Associated Press reports that in Japan at least 128 people were rushed to hospital in the first few days of 2015 as a result of choking on mochi—the sticky, glutinous rice cakes that…

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Drinkable Hi-Chew Exists, and We Want it Now

If you've never had Hi-Chew, that's all kinds of sad. The super-chewy, fruit-flavored candy is like next-level Starburst. Hi-Chew—or hai-chuu (ハイチュウ)—is available in Japan in approximately one …