Japan Beats France On 3-star Restaurants

Japan beats France on 3-star restaurantsJapan has overtaken France for the number of restaurants with three Michelin stars, according to the latest guide to the nation’s western cities to be released on Friday.

Japan is now home to 29 establishments that hold the highly coveted three-star rating, against 25 in France.

Shimane City Gears Up To Cash In

Shimane city gears up to cash inA western Japanese city known for a loach-scooping comic dance is gearing up to cash in on a rare opportunity to promote tourism after Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's remark on the mud-loving fish brought the city of just 43,000 unexpected into the limelight.

Nepal Festival Yoyogi Park

Nepal festival Yoyogi ParkNepal Festival 2011 will be held in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday Sept 17 and Sunday Sept 18.

Design Festa At Tokyo Big Sight 2011

Design Festa at Tokyo Big Sight 2011Design Festa is a biannual international art event, and everyone can exhibit as long as it is original. This year, 8,500 artists will be exhibiting, buying and selling their works in a variety of mediums at more than 3,000 booths at Tokyo Big Sight.

Try 'udon' For True Taste Of Japan

Ayao OkumuraA Japanese culinary expert is adamant that thick "udon" noodles so beloved in Japan originated in this country, not China.

Ayao Okumura, a food expert specializing in traditional Japanese cuisine, recently released "Nihon Menshoku Bunka no Sensanbyakunen" (The 1,300 years of noodle-eating culture in Japan) from the Rural Culture Association Japan.