As funny as this may seem, Japanese is also my favorite flavour other than a flavour of reminiscence. I could eat sushi, ramen, beef rice bowl (gyuudon) and curry rice everyday - which I did while living in Japan. Sorry, I am not quite sure with the second question but I do agree that Japanese food can be very sweet especially desserts and pastries like taiyaki. If you are a fan of raw fish, sashimi pairs well nicely with sake or whisky, fried chicken in bite sizes (karaage) or pork cutlets in fried batter is a well-loved delicacy among the locals in Japan (great with beer!), Omurice (Omelette and rice) with gravy is also a well-loved dish among travelers around the world, and of course ramen or yakisoba is a quick option for a nice and warm bowl of noodles in Japan.