Kansai Scene Magazine


Please sir, can I not have some more?

Feature : Our food is supposed to nourish us. It also helps determine our quality of life and helps define us both culturally and as individuals. Yet it seems that eating is becoming a risky activity - food manufacturers manipulate our food. When they are not filling it with fat and sugar, they contaminate it deliberately with additives or accidentally with viruses or pollutants. Marketers manipulate our perceptions of our food, persuading us that crud is good. Fast food outlets proliferate making towns from San Bernadino, where the first McDonalds opened, to Osaka look similar. This month KS takes a look into the food pail and decides not to ask for seconds.

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:: Online Articles


Golden arches over the rising sun
Japan's taste for Western-style fast food

:: culture

Eat yourself lucky
The secrets of Japan's traditional New Year food

:: health

The new banana republic
Taking in the south slowly

:: update

Who are you people?
Faces on Japanese bank notes

:: special

Kansai at your feet
Stepping on street art

:: travel

Kuala Lumpur on the cheap
More fun for your bucks in KL

:: places

Back to the farmhouse
Hattori-Ryokuchi Koen

:: Kansai Listings


Up to date cinema listings guide so you always know what's on, where and when!

:: ART

Best exhibitions & listings


Best events & listings


Best gigs & listings


All the hot picks

:: Also in this month's mag

:: dRink

Foreplay, Amemura

:: food

La Perse, Shinsaibashi

:: GouRmET GiRl

Chinese @ Ajito

:: lAnGuAGE

Talking dirty

:: nEWs

News roundup


Don't put that food in your mouth!
Food scandals


Fooling with our food
Natural vs. manufactured food

:: TREnd

Hooked on hip-hop
Mums and dads get down street


Japan's handicrafts go high-tech
For shopping lovers

:: sTYlE

Time for Christmas
Themed watches for gifts


A nice, long march
Tokai Shizen Hodou

:: PRoFilE

Dotting the dragon's eye
Russ Hewick, Dragonfly Tours