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Vegan or vegetarian? Love Japanese food? then read on...

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I love Japanese food. But then who doesn't? (OK I've heard that some people don't, but I simply have to conclude that they are wrong :-) ). But what if you love Japanese food and are vegetarian or even vegan? I've heard many people comment on how difficult it can be to find vegetarian/vegan restaurants in Japan, despite the wealth of amazing food options. Our friend 'Tokyopony', a self-proclaimed 'lover of all things Japanese', had exactly this problem when she first visited Japan a few years ago. But inspired by her visit, she has spent the last few years at home developing her own cooking skills, to create an enormous variety of amazing Japanese-inspired vegan dishes. Since 2013 she has been sharing pictures and...

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Japan’s wild, creative Harajuku street style is dead. Long live Japanese style

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Quartz magazine recently published an interesting article on the closure of leading Japanese street fashion magazine FRUiTS, following their acceptance that the world famous Harajuku-centric street fashion culture simply isn't what it once was. Quartz talks with FRUiTS founder Shoichi Aoki and photographer Daphne Mohajer about the change in youth fashion and the evolution of fashion retail in Harajuku - “People wear a lot less vintage, there is less of a sense of eclecticism and much more mainstream fast fashion,” Mohajer says. “They look good, but they look familiar.” That’s not to say that Tokyo, and Harajuku specifically, has lost its sense of style. Creative fashion is still more part of the culture in Japan than, say, in the US, and...

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