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Five reasons to drink your sake warm

By Hiroko Shimbo The dogma about sake today is that high-quality versions must be served chilled, but that is a total misconception. In fact, there are many quality sakes that are best enjoyed warmed. It’s true that sake, a traditional Japanese rice wine, was once consumed warmed if its quality was not good enough to… Keep Reading


Japan’s suicide forests

By: Stephanie Almazan Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan, is a natural wonder that beckons 200,000 to 300,000 climbers a year. Adventurers are eager to conquer the mountain’s snow-capped peak—a high point in anyone’s life. But lurking in Mount Fuji’s shadow is a sinister attraction with its own set of visitors who arrive but… Keep Reading

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