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Umamimart @ Pecha Kucha 1/24 (SF)

Yoko and I have been invited to give a presentation at the world-renowned Pecha Kucha forum next Tuesday 1/24 in San Francisco. The theme is "chaos", and we will be speaking about our experiences in Japan last year in regards to food and radiation. In...

Radiation + Japan: Drinking Water

After spending three weeks in Japan, the subject of radiation in the water remains a mystery to me. People young and old all had differing opinions about it, and tap water vs. bottled water was a hot topic. When I first arrived in Tokyo, I didn't...

Radiation + Japan: Interview with Tadaaki Hachisu, Egg Farmer (Saitama) *This is a part of an ongoing exclusive series on Umamimart, Radiation + Japan. Please check out these other posts and videos for more: Testing of Food in Japan, By Yoko Kumano Interview with Washio, Bar Owner (Tokyo), By Yoko Kumano

Radiation + Japan: Testing of Food in Japan (Video)

Radiation + Japan: Interview with Washio, Bar Owner (Tokyo) Washio is one of my favorite nomiyas (watering hole) in western Tokyo. I spent an afternoon with fisherman, enka singer, bar owner extraordinairre Taro Washio and captured it all on video. For more enka pleasure, please watch this amazing music video by superstar Jero.

Radiation + Japan: Testing Report and Thoughts

By Howie Correa Within half a day of arrival from Ireland, I was excited to be heading out of endless Tokyo to visit a radiation testing facility at Natural Harmony, a produce distribution site in Chiba. It was a trip that seemed to be...