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Radio Interview For “Living In Japan” (NHK World Japan)

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I have an announcement to make this time.
That is, I was interviewed by NHK WORLD JAPAN for their radio program “Living in Japan” and went to the studio to participate in the recording!!!


“Living in Japan” is a program that provides hints and tips for foreigners who are living or planning to live in Japan, as well as for those who are interested in Japanese culture.

– Radio Webside
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/livinginjapan_pr/

– My InterviewRadio: Jan 2nd 2022 On air
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/radio/livinginjapan/202201020600/

In the recording, I talked about topics such as “How to start cooking Japanese food” and “Easy & Delicious dishes to cook during this season” etc. Since it was a radio program, my favorite song and its episode will also be introduced in the program.

It was my first time to record a radio show, but the MCs Kevin (YouTuber&Influencer) & Ruth (Company Consultant CEO) created a fun atmosphere, so I was able to enjoy the show and finish it.

The episode I was interviewed in will be aired on January 2, 2022 (SUN) at 1:10 pm Japan time. The program will be broadcast on the NHK World’s Free App, Radio, and Website and archived on On Demand, so don’t worry if you missed it!
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/radio/livinginjapan/

I’m also very excited to see how the show turns out.❤️

The Season of Delicious Adzuki Red Beans

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It’s getting so cold in the morning and evening that I can almost feel my white breath coming out. Winter is coming little by little. At this time of year, Adzuki red beans are especially delicious. The other day, I made a pudding with soy milk and leftover sweetened Adzuki red bean paste called Anko. (I used agar-agar, so the texture may be more of a jelly than a pudding.)

It’s very easy to make! Put the 1 cup of soy milk and a half cup of grainy Anko in a small saucepan and heat it up a little, then add the 1g of agar-agar powder (or 10g of Gelatin powder, if you prefer) and let it dissolve. Be careful not to overheat at this point! Turn off the heat, transfer to a container, wait until it comes to room temperature, and then put it in the refrigerator. Spoon as much as you like, place on your favorite dish, top with Kuromitsu (or molasses) and Kinako soybean powder.

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YUCa’s Diary : Week 26, 2021

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Happy weekend! My family and I went to the Roppongi area. I like the Roppongi area because there are imported food supermarkets that I love and there are some parks that children can enjoy. For lunch, we ate Hitsumabushi and went to a cafe. My daughter goes back and forth between me and my husband. And eat well, eat well. She ate her favorite egg pudding and was in a good mood from beginning to end. Recently, she has been able to eat with her own spoon and fork, which has made me easier.

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YUCa’s Diary : Week 25, 2021

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Home-style rice crackers.Kengo and I made home-style (easy!) rice crackers by combining the trial production of new recipes and activities with children.

First, we combined steamed Japanese rice and ingredients found in the kitchen, and put in a microwave for several minutes. And it’s done! Too easy?!

3 Kinds:
– Tenkasu (tempura batter) and aonori seaweed + soy sauce
– Black sesame seeds and cheese + salt
– White sesame seeds, cheese and dried shrimp + sesame oil and soy sauce

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YUCa’s Diary : Week 24, 2021

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Happy Weekend! My family and I visited Roppongi Hills and had lunch at our new favorite spot. We sit at the terrace seat and enjoyed the food and the sunshine. We had this beautifully sunny day today here in Tokyo. it’s still rainy season and rainy days will be back next week. Have a wonderful weekend & new week, everyone!!!

Big size hamburger for Lunch. Kengo ate his own cheese burger!


Then, we had the strawberry sherbet ice cream for dessert! Why not?

YUCa’s Diary : Week 23, 2021

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After strawberry, it’s Melon time! Recently, my mother sent us this beautiful Japanese melon. Everyone (except me!) in my family seems to be not good at melons, so I have to create recipes so that they can be eaten deliciously.
いちごの後は、メロンの時間です!実家から母がメロンを送ってくれました。我が家では私以外、メロンが苦手のようなので、美味しく食べられるようにレシピを考えなきゃ。それが私の仕事です。

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YUCa’s Diary : Week 22, 2021

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Weekend has come! I visited Ariake area with my family and enjoyed the sunny day.
This week, my son will be 6 years old. Wow, 6 years old?! Still can’t believe. Especially, when I watch my YouTube videos, he is still 2 to 4 years old.
Anyway, I am so happy to be his mother and learn, experiment and try new things together everyday. And, I feel thankful that he helps me out and plays with his super energetic little sister Sui-chan. I want him to make various friends and spend fun time at his kindergarten. Oh, one more thing! Eat more veggies!!! 😉

YUCa’s Diary : Week 21, 2021

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I usually work from home almost every day. I go outside several times a day because of children’s private schools and kindergarten pick-ups, but I still go back and forth on the same road. That’s why, on weekends, it’s a good habit for me to go out with my family, mainly in Tokyo, and I love it. I try to eat foods that I don’t usually eat when I’m on the go, and things that I don’t make myself. That’s because I think it’s important to get new stimuli by staying outside my comfort zone.

This habit also applies to my children (especially my daughter Sui-chan). She is very interested in food and seems to like trying to taste anything, so I try to feed her as much as possible.


YUCa’s Diary : Week 20, 2021

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Happy Birthday, Luigi!
Luigi became 7 years old recently. Kengo and I made easy and healthy birthday cake for him. (Technically, for Mario and Luigi.) We used sweet potato, broccoli, tofu and soy yogurt. As a final touch, Kengo put special cookies for dogs on top! They ate all of them! So happy.


Luigi is always scared and cowardly, but has a very adorable personality. Sometimes the gestures and behaviors are like cats. In my family hierarchy, I always chase after my brother Mario because I want to escape from the bottom. It’s hard to get into a fight with Mario, but he must be desperate every day.


Such a Luigi is already 7 years old. I may think that he is a puppy forever, but I want to be careful about his health and let him spend his precious time.

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