Japan’s Population. 127.77million people. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Whats_japans_population-2008
Buddhism. A religion and philosophy dating to the sixth century AD widely popular in Asia.
Shinto. Japan’s native religion.
Koichi Kobari. The owner of the Honmura An restaurant in Tokyo and owner of the former Honmura An restaurant in New York City.
Haruko Satoh. A scholar and author
Hanami. The spring ritual of picnicking, drinking, and singing songs under blooming cherry trees.
Tabearuki. A Japanese expression which means “Wandering the streets to find new restaurants”.
Tea ceremony. A ritualized traditional way of preparing and serving tea.
Izakaya. A type of Japanese bar and restaurant which serves food to accompany saki and other drinks
Saki. A fermented drink made from rice.
Karaoke. A form of entertainment in which amateur singers sing along with recorded music (and/or a music video) using a microphone and public address system.
Oxygen Bar. A retail service for customers to inhale oxygen.
Sushi Bar. A restaurant which serves portions of vinegared rice topped with fish, meats or vegetables.
Honmura An. A restaurant famed for its soba noodles.
Soba. A type of thin Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour.
Otaku. A Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly anime and manga.
Manga. Japanese comic books.
Anime. The animated movies derived from Manga.
Rice paper screen. A type of traditional Japanese room divider which uses translucent rice paper to diffuse natural light.
Sayonara. Japanese for “good-bye”.