Tagged with NHK World

Interview with May J.

Interview with May J.


Another very interesting person I was lucky enough to meet and interview – thanks to the lovely people at NHK World – was J-pop (Japanese pop) singer-songwriter, TV host, and Japanese voice of Disney’s Frozen film, May J. Let’s get straight on to the interview, shall we? First question is nice and easy – can … Continue reading

Interview with Michael Booth!

Interview with Michael Booth!


Last week I reviewed Sushi and Beyond: What the Japanese know about cooking, and I was lucky enough to speak to the author himself at HYPER JAPAN back in July. So, it’s a bit overdue but here’s my interview with Michael Booth! First question – tell me a bit about yourself. I’m a journalist and food … Continue reading

Book review: Sushi and Beyond

Book review: Sushi and Beyond


If you think you know ‘pretty much everything’ about Japanese food, and you aren’t actually a Japanese chef, you probably haven’t read Sushi and Beyond: What the Japanese know about cooking by Michael Booth. You might be familiar with your sushi, don and okonomiyaki, but what about chanko nabe, nagashi somen, sogi giri or the secret to … Continue reading