boston.com your connection to The Boston Globe

Red sun over Boston

Despite their small numbers, Japanese in Boston can find businesses and services that cater specifically to them, while serving non-Japanese patrons as well. Many employ bilingual staff members. A sampling:

Japonaise Bakery and Cafe
1020 Beacon St., Brookline, and at the Porter Exchange in Cambridge, 617-566-7730

Japanese Language School of Greater Boston
361 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, 781-641-2370

Japan Society of Boston
1 Milk St. #2, Boston
617-451-0726

Showa Women's Institute
420 Pond St., Jamaica Plain
617-522-0080

(All are published monthly, written in Japanese.)

The Boston Kawara Gazette
Focuses on childhood education and features essays on the topic. Geared for an older audience.

J magazine
Focuses on entertainment, celebrity interviews, restaurant reviews, community news, and event listings.

Takara
Introduces readers to events and places in New England, and has event listings as well as information about restaurants and local attractions.

Cherry Market
349 Newbury St., Boston
617-267-0205

Lotte Market
(Korean and Japanese), 297 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
617-661-1194

Mirim Oriental Groceries
(Korean and Japanese), 152 Harvard Ave., Allston, 617-783-2626

Reliable Market
45 Union Square, Somerville
617-623-9620

Super 88
(Chinese and other Asian, including Japanese), 1095 Commonwealth Ave., Boston; 101 Allstate Road, Dorchester; 50 Herald St., Chinatown; 617-787-2288

Village Food Land
(Korean and Japanese), 200 Washington St., Brookline, 617-232-0800

Sea to You Boston
(sushi-quality seafood), 212 Northern Ave., South Boston, 617-350-0130 Public hours Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon

Asagao.com
(Think Craig's List in Japanese)

Mikasa Global Realty, LLC
617-731-2494

Nippon International Realty Corp
617-536-1792

Urban Realty Group
617-566-4555

Amnet
617-236-0017

H.I.S. International Tours
617-247-6373

IACE Travel
617-424-0140

Boston International Travel
617-713-0070

Kachi Video
(Korean and Japanese), 156 Harvard Ave., Allston, 617-782-8874

Kotobukiya
Porter Exchange, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
617-354-6914

ADAM SMITH

SEARCH THE ARCHIVES