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How to wear a summer yukata.

If you ever plan to visit Japan and stay in a traditional inn (ryokan) it’s advisable to learn how to wear a yukata. Yukata are provided at ryokan for all to wear. Yukata are traditional cotton wear for summer. You will see many Japanese wearing yukata in summer, especially at matsuri (traditional festivals).

The most common mistake non-Japanese make in wearing both yukata and kimono is to wear them backwards. NEVER wear Japanese clothes crossed right over left! 

images from Trip Advisor Japan

Following on from the recent scandal in Shanghai that saw expired and tainted Chinese sourced chicken sold to McDonald’s Japan, the company has started serving a healthier alternative.
Nuggets made from tõfu, fish and vegetables. The Tõfu Shinjo Nuggets are served with ginger sauce and priced at ¥249 for four pieces. McDonald’s Japan should have been serving this earlier!  
Tõfu is high in calcium and protein and has a low calorie count.

Following on from the recent scandal in Shanghai that saw expired and tainted Chinese sourced chicken sold to McDonald’s Japan, the company has started serving a healthier alternative.

Nuggets made from tõfu, fish and vegetables. The Tõfu Shinjo Nuggets are served with ginger sauce and priced at ¥249 for four pieces. McDonald’s Japan should have been serving this earlier!  

Tõfu is high in calcium and protein and has a low calorie count.

Gakken publishing has released a Darth Vader themed English-Japanese dictionary in Japan.

At ¥3,131, the Darth Vader English-Japanese dictionary has a Darth Vader cover, Darth Vader binding with embossed Empire symbols, and has a collection of Darth Vader’s English phrases from the movies.

There is a stormtrooper version which is much the same, featuring the same Darth Vader phrases but with a stormtrooper themed cover. 

From Japan Star Wars