KFC now selling bento lunchboxes from exclusive chain of Japanese-style outlets

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People in Japan love fried chicken. It’s so popular it’s become one of the staple ingredients in Japanese bento lunches, where it’s served in small, boneless pieces known as kara-age, and it’s in such high demand that you’ll find queues outside specialist kara-age joints around the country.

World-famous fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken has finally picked up on the popularity of the chicken piece with a new line-up of Japanese-style hole-in-the-wall outlets dedicated to serving up kara-age in a variety of KFC flavours. And that’s not all. They’ll even serve it up in a bento lunchbox too.

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The Zenyaren restaurant in Otemachi offers water jelly for the summer … with chicken inside it!

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In the mood for some cool, refreshing jelly to beat the summer heat? Well, that’s certainly what the clear, Jell-O-like item in the picture here looks like, right? But you won’t find this delicate-looking item in a cafe, or any regular restaurant for that matter, as a dessert.  From the same folks at Zenyaren who brought us “cool yakitori” last year, which were basically chilled chicken skewers in collagen blocks, we now have the “water jelly yakitori“, another visually interesting dish that involves grilled chicken encased in a transparent jelly!

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Japanese team discovers 24 new geoglyphs at Nazca, including llamas

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A team of researchers from Yamagata University in Japan announced this week that they have identified 24 new geoglyphs in Nazca, Peru, site of the UNESCO World Heritage Nazca lines.

The newly found geoglyphs are smaller than their famous peers, but estimated to be several centuries older.

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Book by Tokyo patissier uses Japanese sweets to represent all of the country’s 72 seasons

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One of the many delights about living in Japan is, as many Japanese people will be willing to tell you, the country’s four distinct seasons. Imagine our surprise then when we learnt that there are actually 72 seasons in Japan! An ambitious new project by a Japanese patissier aims to showcase all 72 seasons with traditional Japanese sweets, one sweet per season. The results are stunning and will be sure to please anyone with a sweet tooth or an eye for the visually aesthetic.

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Shizuoka Green Tea Farm

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TUJ students picking their own green tea leaves TUJ students picking their own green tea leaves

TUJ students learning how to make green tea TUJ students learning how to make green tea

TUJ students compiled their leaves and had a chance to cook them as instructed TUJ students compiled their leaves and had a chance to cook them as instructed

TUJ student rolling green tea leaves while the instructor finishes cooking the rest of the leaves. TUJ student kneading green tea leaves while the instructor finishes cooking the rest of the leaves.

TUJ student kneading the green tea leaves after they were finished cooking TUJ student kneading the green tea leaves after they were finished cooking

The farm had a beautiful Japanese tea garden The farm included a beautiful Japanese tea garden

Mt. Fuji seen from the farm's Japanese tea garden. Mt. Fuji seen from the farm’s Japanese tea garden

The tea garden included lots of beautiful scenery. The tea garden included lots of beautiful scenery.

More beautiful scenery from the tea garden More beautiful scenery from the tea garden

Pathway in the tea garden. Pathway in the tea garden.

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