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Trip to Japan

June 12, 2017 • Posted in Japan, San-J Family,

One of the wonderful things about being a regional sales manager for San-J International is having the opportunity to visit the country of Japan. In April, Dan Kettman, our Midwest regional manager,...

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Memories and Celebrations of Sakura, Japanese Cherry Blossoms

April 05, 2017 • Posted in Cook, Eat, Japan, Mindful, San-J Family,

In Japan, cherry blossoms are praised for more than just the arrival of spring. Also known as sakura, cherry blossoms are symbolic of the beauty and mortality of life, paired with optimism of a fresh...

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A Springtime Guide to Growing Asian Vegetables

March 21, 2017 • Posted in Cook, Eat, Japan, Mindful, San-J Family,

It's time for Spring gardening! For the past two years, we've been living in suburban Las Vegas, Nevada. Our Spring gardening this year is a modest patio garden, with our essential Asian herbs and...

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New Year Holiday Traditions in Japan

December 27, 2016 • Posted in Cook, Eat, Japan, San-J Family,

New Year is the most celebrated holiday in Japan. It's full of tradition, customs, and events. Schools are out for about two weeks total before and after New Year and most companies also close their...

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Secrets of Washoku Event

December 15, 2016 • Posted in Japan, San-J Family,

Fermentation is a critical process to brew our Tamari soy sauce. I had the opportunity to talk about fermentation at a recent event, Secrets of Washoku. It was held by The Japan Information & Culture...

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Soy Sauce 101

October 18, 2016 • Posted in Cook, Eat, Japan,

Born and raised in Japan, soy sauce is something that was always on our family table. It was used in almost every dish and was a part of my life, just the like air you breathe. So I never paid...

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