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Why Do Japanese People Love to Eat Bacteria?

The microorganism that produces the sour taste in yogurt is all the rage in Japan, and fear of Covid-19 has propelled sales of probiotics into overdrive.

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avatar for Mark KennedyMark Kennedy

Mark Kennedy is a native of Chicago who has spent more than 20 years living, studying and working in J...

avatar for Yasu MatsunoYasu Matsuno

Founder of Japan Insider (Previously known as Ryu Tokyo). Japanese-born entrepreneur. Spent his life around...

avatar for Kristen BarrettKristen Barrett

Kristen is a Michigan-born, LA-based writer. She studied abroad in Japan during college and taught English ...

avatar for Kevin MurasakiKevin Murasaki

Kevin Murasaki grew up moving back and forth between Chicago and Yokohama, Japan. Known as a "hafu", Kevi...

avatar for Christian DakinChristian Dakin

Christian Dakin is a south Georgia-born writer, designer, and translator currently based out of Tokyo, Ja...

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Born in England, Julian is a writer, videographer & musician living in Tokyo. When he's not drinking cop...

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