• Gus posted an update in the group Group logo of VegetarianVegetarian 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Disclaimer: I know this post doesn’t really belong on this page, but as of the time of writing there was nowhere appropriate. Hopefully we can move it once there’s a place for it to go!

    Dogs in Japan

    People coming to visit Japan from a Western country might be surprised by Japanese animal welfare standards – after all, Japan is an Asian c…[Read more]

  • Gus posted an update in the group Group logo of VegetarianVegetarian 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    Foods NOT to avoid
    I just realised this blog has been mostly doom and gloom, so let’s add a little positivity. This post will mention some delicious food you can buy when out and about, safe in the knowledge that it’s Gus Certified Vegan (a certification that you can trust as much as you would trust any stranger on the internet).

    ポテチ Potato ch…[Read more]

  • Gus posted an update in the group Group logo of VegetarianVegetarian 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Useful online stores

    One thing that makes up for the relative absence of veg*n products in Japanese supermarkets is the extreme value and efficiency of the Japanese postal system. We’re often able to find the food we need in online stores based in Japan, paying less money than we would in a regular store. And because of the speed of delivery, w…[Read more]

  • Gus posted an update in the group Group logo of VegetarianVegetarian 10 months ago

    Restaurant Guide

    Veg*n tourists coming to Japan will have a hard time finding somewhere to eat. Residents here know that the only way to survive for an extended period of time is to stock up your kitchen and get cooking, but if you’re only stopping by for a few days it may not be worth the effort finding a hostel or AirBnB with a kitchen. Plus, y…[Read more]

  • Gus posted an update in the group Group logo of VegetarianVegetarian 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    Survival Japanese

    In this post I’ll list a few words and phrases to keep a veg*n, as well as our our furry (/feathery/scaley) friends, alive in Japan. This list is non-exhaustive! There are definitely things not mentioned here that you can’t eat, and need to be conscious of!

    ~が食べられませ  ~がたべられません ~ga taberaremasen can’t eat
    This means “ c…[Read more]

  • Gus posted an update in the group Group logo of VegetarianVegetarian 11 months, 1 week ago

    Avoiding hidden non-veg*n ingredients
    Generally, veg*n awareness in Japan compares unfavourably to the West. That is to say, Japanese people generally know stuff all about what it means to be vegetarian, let alone vegan. So to succeed as a veg*n in Japan, we need to arm ourselves with as much knowledge of Japanese food and language as we can. In…[Read more]

  • Gus posted an update in the group Group logo of VegetarianVegetarian 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    When I first came to Japan, I knew very little about how to find vegan food. I couldn’t speak Japanese, and even if I were able to, I didn’t know what hidden ingredients were likely to render a vegan-looking dish non-vegan. Thankfully, I knew about a service called Happy Cow.

    Happy Cow is a platform for finding vegan, vegetarian, and v…[Read more]

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