Journeys in Japan

English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.

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Airs on: Japan NHK World (2010 - now)
Runtime: 30 minutes
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary

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Toyama: A Food Culture Rich in Umami

Episode 2018-04-24; Apr 24, 2018

Kombu (kelp) seaweed has been an essential ingredient in the Japanese diet for over a thousand years. It is used to make the savory dashi stock that underpins all Japanese cuisine. It also cooked in many dishes to add essential minerals and umami. Th

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