Local girl becomes Japanese star

Maria Lopez is a fifteen year old girl from Almeria who is rapidly becoming a Japanese pop star under the stage name Yami Tabby. She has just released her first Japanese pop album which is rapidly rising up through the charts. Yami says she has always been fascinated by Japanese culture and started learning the language at the age of seven so she could watch Japanese cartoons. She became so proficient at the language that Continue reading Local girl becomes Japanese star

Almería’s museum given top marks by influential Chinese guide book

The Museum of Almería has been declared a “Top Choice 2015” by the Lianorg Guide, an influential Chinese guidebook which helps Chinese & Japanese tourists plan their Western holidays. The award was given based on feedback by tourists to the Museum during 2014, as well as a visit by the local representative of the guide, who praised the Museum’s hard work in putting up information in both Chinese & Japanese. Director Arturo del Pino said Continue reading Almería’s museum given top marks by influential Chinese guide book

Asahi Japanese restaurant, Almeria

Sushi! Is there any better two tone rallying cry? Sadly, sushi is difficult to obtain even in Garrucha. Plus the Spanish government, in a nasty move, made it illegal to sell raw fish – it has to be deep frozen for at least 24 hours before serving. Which does change the taste a tad. But I love it. So, sometimes, when in Almería, we pop into Asahi Japanese Restaurant, which is just a bit further Continue reading Asahi Japanese restaurant, Almeria

Yamato Sushi (Granada)

  Yamato (Granada)   Japanese Sushi Restaurant Yamato, Granada   I love sushi. Wonderful stuff. While the Palacio Imperial do a good hash of serving up the basic stuff, it never really satisfies me. So I always try to mix a trip to Alcampo with a visit to the Sushi restaurant just down the road (forget it’s name, it’s just in front of the Tryp Hotel two roundabouts down).   But whenever I’m in Granada Continue reading Yamato Sushi (Granada)