In a very eventful week, the news that dominated the headlines and on-air news programs even more than the Kyoto Animation studio arson tragedy or the House of Councillors election, was the firing of a comedian/TV show host called Hiroyuki Miyasako by his management agency, Yoshimoto Kogyo. It exposed a host of problematic issues with the Japanese entertainment industry.
My name is Makiko Itoh (伊藤牧子; more about me on my personal site). I have been writing about Japanese food and cooking since 2003, when I started my first food site Just Hungry. At the time, Just Hungry was one of the very few food blogs dedicated to Japanese food. In 2007 I started another site, Just Bento, which is dedicated to bento box meals.