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Kintsugi Restored Bowl

Piecing it Together

A traditional Japanese art that restores broken pottery, kintsugi can sometimes mend more than the pieces it puts back together.

Grilled Octopus Anticucho

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio offers Peruvian and Japanese fusion cuisine using sustainably-sourced seafood.

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Wrestling the Ramen Dragon

Pacific Rim Magazine staff takes on the Giga Dragon eating challenge at Ramen Takanotsume in Vancouver’s West End.

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Creating Space

Expensive studio rent in large cities makes artists come up with creative solutions in both design and concept.

Scientist Faces Fallout

Death threats have not deterred a scientist from reporting data about negligible Fukushima radiation on the BC coast.

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MYST

Popular dishes, drinks, and desserts from China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, and more, all in one restaurant.

Dynamite Rool

Torafuku

Bold and innovative Pan Asian food delights the senses in Vancouver’s new Main Street hot spot.

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Film in the Pacific Rim: A Brief History

The nations of the Pacific Rim have a rich history of producing films that are recognized and beloved around the world.

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A Modern Take on Japanese Classics at Zipang Provisions

The blending of Japanese comfort food and Western cuisine results in an innovative culinary adventure for Vancouver diners.

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Stress for Success

With short recruitment periods and a strict etiquette to follow for young Japanese people looking for work, the job hunt can be a stressful period in their life and can even lead to thoughts of suicide.

Yayoi Hirano

Carving New Traditions

Vancouver audiences welcome experimental plays by local Japanese theatre companies.

An illustration of the Fukushima nuclear power plant

The Daiichi Dilemma

Fears of radioactive contamination remain as Fukushima attempts to rebuild.

Cosplay Reaches Across Borders

Cosplay – the act of dressing up as a character from popular culture – has worldwide popularity.

The Lost Kaiju

A cinematic mystery uncovered.

Creating Canadian Sake

Local sake expert challenges conventional sake production.

Invasive Debris

Troublesome foreign species wash into West Coast waters.

A Storied House

Historic Joy Kogawa House builds community through its writer-in-residence program.

Jams from Japan

Discovering Japanese indie music.

Crafted Creatures

The art of Japanese crochet: Amigurumi.

Aftershocks

Japan 2012: one year after the disaster and the clean-up effort continues.

Digging Up the Past

Uncovering the pivotal role of the Japanese in B.C.’s logging industry.

Carving a Niche

An ancient art form through a modern lens.

Sister Cities an Ocean Apart

Numata and Port Hardy: a tale of two towns and their kinship.

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