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Announcement: Knives and Stones is Heading to the US!

Announcement: Knives and Stones is Heading to the US!

Posted by James Zhang on 12th Oct 2019

I am excited to announce that Knives and Stones is launching the US operations. It has been a lot of hard work at the background to pull it off, but it is finally a reality. Our website www.knivesands … read more
Travelling Cheap Utilitzing Frequent Flyer Program

Travelling Cheap Utilitzing Frequent Flyer Program

Posted by James Zhang on 5th Oct 2019

As you probably know, I travel a lot. Domestically I often attend trade shows, meeting with distributors, and internationally I frequently trave to Japan (obviously), as well as China and the US. … read more
​Don’t buy a JR Pass, it is a rip off

​Don’t buy a JR Pass, it is a rip off

Posted by James Zhang on 12th Aug 2019

I go to Japan too often, I can't remember how many times exactly, but I can tell you in 2018 was 6 times and 2019 is 5. Many of you ask me what is my tip of travelling in Japan. Here is one today.&nbs … read more
Where to buy Shigefusa in Japan?

Where to buy Shigefusa in Japan?

Posted by James Zhang on 11th Aug 2019

About Tsubame-Sanjo (燕三条) While most of us only know about Sanjo (Kanji: 三条) being a major handmade kitchen knife center in Japan (along with Sakai and Echizen). There are many big names in ter … read more
​Japan trip, July 2019, Day 4: from Sanjo to Tokyo

​Japan trip, July 2019, Day 4: from Sanjo to Tokyo

Posted by James Zhang on 9th Aug 2019

We stayed at the Crowne Plaza Niigata. I don’t know, but at 5800yen (tax inclusive) per room per night is CHEAP by any measure (a similar hotel in Tokyo would probably quadruple the cost). It is … read more