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Mid-summer Japanese Outdoor Event

It’s been a while… now let’s dine!

Together with our friends at Yamamori, we would like to invite you to their outdoor garden for an evening to catch up and enjoy great Japanese food.

Open to the IJA members only.

Date: Wednesday, 23rd June 2021
Time: From 6.30 PM
Venue: Yamamori Sushi, 38/39 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1

Tickets: €40 per person. Drinks are not included.
Bookings: RSVP by 20th June by email: info@ija.ie
*Spaces are limited so early booking is recommended.
*Please note that cancellations should be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Opened in 1995, the award-winning, family-run restaurant group has three restaurants and three bars in Dublin city centre each offering their own unique style of Japanese dining. Yamamori sources the best quality food ingredients in Ireland and directly from Japan, including variety of Japanese craft sake, craft beer and whiskey.

Taste Japan | Online Travel Talk

Our friends at Unique Japan Tours would like to invite you to an online travel talk ‘Taste Japan’. You will learn about different aspects of affordable and higher-end Japanese cuisine and hopefully, pick up some practical knowledge about how to try out experimenting with a taste of Japan in your own home, too. Webinar is free of charge and open to everyone.

Date: Thursday, 10th December 2020
Time: 10 AM (Dublin/London time)
Pre-registration is essential: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O2zYRh1vR4iRN4SPSjkcsw 


  • Ronnie Lim, Hotel Okura Tokyo

Ronnie represents Okura Nikko Hotels and is based in their London Global Sales Office where he has established a great working relationship with Unique Japan Tours.  During the Taste Japan webinar, Ronnie will provide a summary of the portfolio.  He will be joined by his colleagues in Tokyo to give a live showcase of the flagship hotel; The Okura Tokyo where the hotel re-opened after a full makeover.  In addition to luxurious bedrooms, the tour will also feature Sazanka – a teppanyaki restaurant on level 41, giving diners a captivating experience with views of Tokyo.

  • Frank Striegl, 5AM Ramen

Frank is a Filipino American born in Tokyo and raised on ramen. He consumes over 350 bowls of ramen a year, operates a blog called ‘5 AM Ramen’ and runs ramen tours for visitors to Japan. Alongside the growth of Japan’s inbound tourism, he thought ramen-focused tours would be a lot of fun and a great way to introduce ramen to a global audience.

  • Junko Hamilton, Japanese Cooking Instructor

    With many years of delivering Japanese cookery workshops to English speaking participants, Junko san will enlighten us with some tips that we may be able to try at home even before we get to Japan.

  • Mizuki Kamakura, Japan Travel SpecialistMizuki San will outline the ‘Taste of Japan’ tour itinerary and outline the inclusions and features of this carefully crafted food-orientated tour of Japan.


  • Darina Slattery, Managing Director of Unique Japan Tours

Darina will introduce each speaker and facilitate some Q&A from the zoom audience, and also clarify any points made with reference to the services that Unique Japan Tours can offer in Japan.

For more information and to register for this webinar: https://www.uniquejapantours.com/taste-japan-online-travel-talk/

Seeing Japan through the journey of Umami and ‘Washoku’ | Online Webinar


We are delighted to support UCD Japan Fair 2020 this year and together with UCD Japan and UCD Centre for Japanese Studies would like to invite you to an online webinar ‘Seeing Japan through the journey of Umami and ‘Washoku”.

This session will share the secret of how dashi and umami were discovered and the role of Washoku in a healthy life.

Date: Friday, 23rd October 2020
Time: 1-2 PM
Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/seeing-japan-through-the-journey-of-umami-and-washoku-tickets-124466495639


Why is Japanese food tasty and healthy?

Ana San Gabriel (Assoc. General Manager, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.) will share the secret, explaining how dashi and umami were discovered in Japan and the role of the Japanese Traditional diet (Washoku) in healthy and sustainable dietary patterns.

Until June 2010, Ana San Gabriel was a senior researcher of the Physiology & Nutrition Group at the Institute of Life Science of Ajinomoto Co, Inc., Kawasaki where she worked as a researcher since 1997. During this period, she investigated the expression and function of amino acid receptors in the stomach. From 2010 she became manager at the Public Communications Department. A graduate of the Veterinary School of La Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, she received a Masters in Nutrition from the Pennsylvania State University.

Dr San Gabriel’s research interests include the study of the umami taste, and the taste of other non-protein amino acids, the molecular mechanisms involved in their sensing, and their multiple functions of umami substances in food and the gastrointestinal tract (gut chemical sensing).

She is also a founding member of the Association of Spanish Scientist in Japan (ACE Japon) and Scientific Affairs Representative of the Non-profit organization Umami Information Center and the International Glutamate Information Service.

She has been invited as speaker to many international scientific conferences and special lectures about chemical sensing.

For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/seeing-japan-through-the-journey-of-umami-and-washoku-tickets-124466495639

‘Once in a lifetime’ experience at Ichigo Ichie, Cork

Ichigo Ichie – one of the best Japanese restaurants in Ireland and recipient of prestigious Michelin Star award, was our absolute favorite when we decided to organise an exclusive dining experience and a special night out for our members and friends.

On 8th November we set off to Cork to experience a unique ‘once in a lifetime’ Japanese haute-cuisine by Chef Takashi Miyazaki. His kaiseki multi-course tasting menu with elaborately prepared dishes that represent the seasons, promised to bring everybody on an amazing taste journey through Japanese cuisine, and this promise was well exceeded on the night.

Every dish was a flavour-filled edible art on the plate, and we all were able to admire the effort that was put into every single detail to introduce us to new unusual food textures and combinations of ingredients.

We all had an amazing evening and we truly enjoyed the hospitality of Chef Miyazaki and his team. Here is a little insight to our evening through photos.

We would like to thank Mr. Hiro Ino, IJA Council, for organising this wonderful event.

Photos: Donagh Morris & Hiro Ino

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