Japanese use the metric system and their own brand of cup size, called go (which I used to think was only used to measure rice). This is all a pain when trying to write for a varied, international audience.

Thankfully, the spoons are internationally the same. What a coincidence! Who would have thought that Oda Nobunaga ate with the same size spoons as Shakespeare? For your reference, 1 tablespoon is 15 ml and 1 teaspoon is 5 ml.

Here, however, are basic metric-US conversions and Japanese-US cup conversions. These are by no means exact! Numbers are rounded, but really awfully close.

(Note: I'll add to this as measuring difficulties come up.)

Japanese metric US
1 go (Japanese cup) 200 ml (milliliters) 7/8 cups
  240 ml 1 cup
  100 ml 1/2 cup
  1 liter 1/4 gallon
  0 Celcius 32 Farenheit
  100 C 212 F
  190 C 375 F

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