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SIRO-A: Kawaii & Kakoi! (Cute & Cool!)

SIRO-A Review: Kawaii & Kakoi!

In London until 11 January 2015 - back and ‘re-booted’ for the 3rd year running – SIRO-A clearly have a winning formula.  A fusion of mime, dance and puppetry, with lasers and music, from Japan?  Well, I expected the precision-timed action.  I also anticipated mesmerisation by technology.  … [Read More...]

Chash Tea 2014

Dan Rook: Chash Tea ‘Leaf Excutive’

“If ‘Tea Makes Everything Better’ shouldn’t we be drinking better tea?”.  Good point, well made.  Dan Rook of Chash tea has a clear mission. Sourcing and carefully selecting the world’s finest tea and infusions by  taking the … [Read More...]

Conversation Skills: Key to Making Friends!

Top 3 Ways to Speak in Japanese

Are you learning Japanese?  It is so important to create your own opportunities to practice speaking, that is, natural conversation. After all, purpose for language is essentially communication.  Enjoyable, meaningful conversation … [Read More...]

Hyper Japan 2014 Round Up

HYPER JAPAN 2014 Round Up

Bringing Japanese pop culture all together into one fantastic festival, HYPER JAPAN 2014 (July 25-27) is a must for the Japan enthusiast!  The festival is held over three days at  Earls Court One, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA … [Read More...]

Japanese Courses at Morley College

Monika Hinkel: Art from Japan Specialist

London is the best place for Japanese art in Europe, according to Monika Hinkel, Japanese art specialist, who will  offer courses from September at the wonderful Morley College, Waterloo.  Courses will include: Japanese painting … [Read More...]

‘Slammin Salmon’ (lightly seared salmon sashimi, spicy gochujang sauce, romaine, cucumber, pickled mango, red onion)

‘Hai St Kitchen’ Review: Bank / Monument

Why? For a quick lunch meeting with a friend in the City. Described a ‘Japanese urban-casual’, Hai St Kitchen is a newcomer to London with a stateside branch already popular in Phildelphia. It offers an intriguing concept I was … [Read More...]