But in reality, Japan has an amazing outdoor tradition and Japanese climbers have put up some pretty outrageous alpine ascents around the world. They also make some of the sweetest outdoor gear via brands like Snow Peak and Evernew (who, by the way, make the BEST titanium pots money can buy). Taking full advantage of this is Yusuke Kurosawa, who throws together what look to be masterpiece-level camp meals (rum french toast!) and it looks like he gets out there, way out there, on the regular. While I can't read Japanese, his blog speaks for itself through amazing photos and definitely features some Japan-only camp cooking goodies that I wish I could track down over here.
Definitely seems like the kind of dude I'd want to run into out there.