Last week we talked all about Swedish Night -- this week, it's Japanese Night. We've pulled together some amazing Japanese recipes and soundtrack ideas just like last time, to transport you in space and time to a Tokyo dance party.

Japanese cooking is so full of amazing flavor that it's sometimes hard to believe that most of it is actually pretty good for you. If there's anything we've learned from planning these internationally-themed nights, it's that every culture has a great meatball they want you to try, and music they want you to dance to. While the Swedes brought us their creamy, beef meatballs, the Japanese are partial to a ginger-spiked chicken variety. Remember dancing to Swedish pop anthems last week? This week, it's all about Japanese garage rock.

Because we know you're dying to know how to say "cheers" in Japanese: kanpai!

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  • Iced Mint Green Tea

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/iced-mint-green-tea_n_1061563.html" target="_hplink">Iced Mint Green Tea</a> recipe</strong> Leave out the sake and you've got a cooler for the kids as well!

  • Spicy Tuna Cups

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/spicy-tuna-cups_n_1057799.html" target="_hplink">Spicy Tuna Cups</a> recipe</strong>

  • Smoked Salmon And Avocado Hand Roll With Quinoa

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/smoked-salmon-and-avocado_n_1057303.html" target="_hplink">Smoked Salmon and Avocado Hand Roll with Quinoa</a> recipe</strong>

  • Japanese Chicken Meatballs (Tsukune)

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/japanese-chicken-meatball_n_1062477.html" target="_hplink">Japanese Chicken Meatballs (Tsukune)</a> recipe</strong>

  • Japanese Cucumber Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/japanese-cucumber-salad_n_1049240.html" target="_hplink">Japanese Cucumber Salad</a> recipe</strong>

  • Spicy Miso Soup

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/spicy-miso-soup_n_1057719.html" target="_hplink">Spicy Miso Soup</a> recipe</strong>

  • Quick Miso Ramen Soup With Broccoli And Carrot

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/quick-miso-ramen-soup-wit_n_1056854.html" target="_hplink">Quick Miso Ramen Soup with Broccoli and Carrot</a> recipe</strong>

  • Rice Noodle & Edamame Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/19/rice-noodle--edamame-sal_n_1610227.html" target="_hplink">Rice Noodle & Edamame Salad</a> recipe</strong>

  • Lemony Broccoli Tempura Spears

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/lemony-broccoli-tempura-s_n_1059176.html" target="_hplink">Lemony Broccoli Tempura Spears</a> recipe</strong>

  • Crisp Sushi-Rice Cakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/crisp-sushi-rice-cakes_n_1061031.html" target="_hplink">Crisp Sushi-Rice Cakes</a> recipe</strong>

  • Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/japanese-chicken-scallion_n_1049182.html" target="_hplink">Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl</a> recipe</strong>

  • Miso-Glazed Tofu With Pan-Seared Shiitakes And Asparagus

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/miso-glazed-tofu-with-pan_n_1057195.html" target="_hplink">Miso-Glazed Tofu with Pan-Seared Shiitakes and Asparagus</a> recipe</strong>

  • Green Tea-Poached Pears With Matcha Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/green-tea-poached-pears-w_n_1049902.html" target="_hplink">Green Tea-Poached Pears with Matcha Cream</a> recipe</strong>

  • Soundtrack Ideas -- Shugo Tokumaru

    Shugo Tokumaru's "Parachute" is a great, soothing way to start dinner.

  • Soundtrack Ideas -- Shonen Knife

    The girls of Shonen Knife will help get everyone in a dancing mood with "It's a New Find."

  • Soundtrack Ideas -- The Mops

    It is almost impossible not to sing along to "I'm A Mops," by 1960s garage rock group The Mops.

  • Soundtrack Ideas -- The 5.6.7.8's

    The 5.6.7.8's are probably best recognized as the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke6KUtcG9jY" target="_hplink">surf rock band from the film "Kill Bill"</a>. We think their grungy anthem "I'm Blue" is a perfect track for dancing off dinner's calories.


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