Did the world’s happiest country also create the world’s spiciest food? We find out in Tokyo

We try Bhutan’s fiery national dish at an off-the-beaten-track restaurant in Tokyo.

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Two Years on, Japan Remembers Disaster Aid from The US, Taiwan and Bhutan

On 8 March 2013, in the second round of the World Baseball Classic, Japan beat Taiwan 4-3. It was a close-fought game, but the real hot topic on the day was the large number of Japanese spectators holding up handmade signs to express their gratitude to Taiwan for humanitarian aid given in response to the catastrophic March 11, 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, which devastated northeastern Japan.

The gesture was organized beforehand through social media. Japanese fans reasoned that “a lot of Taiwanese people will be watching the game,” and so it would be a great opportunity to get the message across by showing simple words of gratitude on placards, broadcast on Taiwanese TV.

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