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Just a bigger dorm room for the summer

At the moment my life is rather full of excitement in many ways; there’s the book of course, my mother had major surgery just today (in Japan), my father is almost ready to go home after many months in the hospital and a physical rehabilitation center (in the U.S.). But the part that is having the most immediate affect on daily life around here is the fact that I’ve just moved to a new house, which at the moment has no kitchen. continue reading...

News about The Just Bento Cookbook

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News about The Just Bento Cookbook (and yes, that’s the official title now!) It’s even available for pre-order on all the Amazons! continue reading...

Menu For Hope VI: Just Bento Offers A Bento Goodies Package Plus

menuforhopevi.jpgOnce again, Just Bento is proud to offer a great raffle prize for the annual Menu For Hope fund raising event, which will benefit the United Nations World Food Programme.

This year it’s really personal: A hand-selected (by me, of course) box of bento boxes and accessories directly from Japan, plus…a signed copy of my upcoming book, The Just Bento Cookbook! continue reading...

And the winner of the Manga Cookbook is...

The winner of a copy of The Manga Cookbook is…

..Keanna! Congratulations! I’ve emailed you, but if you didn’t get the email let me know.

Product Review Policy

From time to time, you may see a review of a bento related product, service or book on this site. Unless specifically stated otherwise, all reviewed items have been purchased, and not received for free. Any review of a product that has been sent to us is clearly labeled as such. We also give away all such review items in reader giveaways, or offer them as contest prizes. continue reading...

A problem with logging in on Just Bento and Just Hungry

A problem has cropped up in the last couple of days with login on Just Hungry and Just Bento. Previously, you were able to log into either site, and you’d be logged in on the other. This is not working as it should at the moment.

The workaround for now is to log in separately to either site. If you have a problem logging in, please let me know (via the contact form for the offending site) and I’ll try to fix it manually. Sorry for the inconvenience! continue reading...

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And the winner of the 501 Bento Lunch Boxes book is...

The winner of the random drawing for the 501 Bento Lunch Boxes book is….

red the opinionated from Portland, Oregon! Ms. red, please email me at maki at makikoitoh dot com to claim your prize!

Look for another giveaway on Just Bento or Just Hungry soon!

Bento planners now available in Portuguese, English, German

One thing I love about the Just Bento community is how international it is. Now thanks to Momoko * Bárbara, we have Portuguese versions of our Weekly Bento and Menu Planners, in addition to the original English and German. Many thanks to Momoko * Bárbara, as well as Antje who made the forms that much easier to adapt to other languages!

If you'd like to tackle other language versions of the forms, just let me know!

* Weekly Bento Planner page
* Weekly Menu Planner page continue reading...