Unified college and university entrance examinations are underway for high school students and graduates across Japan.The two days of tests...
A Japanese government survey shows about 80 percent of respondents support maintaining the death penalty.The Cabinet Office conducted the survey...
Members of a high school rugby club in western Japan have performed a Haka dance to encourage students who will take the unified university entrance exam this weekend.The event was held for about 300 third-year students at a high school in the city of Oita on Friday, the day before the start of exams.
Public health experts in Japan say a new coronavirus is unlikely to cause a pneumonia outbreak in the country, but that the elderly and people with chronic diseases could develop serious symptoms if infected.The National Institute of Infectious Diseases on Friday held a media briefing on the virus believed to be the cause of pneumonia in China.
A former senior official of the Air Self-Defense Force has been arrested for allegedly leaking confidential data on US early warning aircraft to a Japanese trading house.58-year-old Sou Kanno is a former colonel and section chief at the ASDF's Air Development and Test Command.
The International geological organization has decided to name a geological age represented by a 770,000-year-old stratum discovered near Tokyo "Chibanian."A group of scientists, including those at Ibaraki University and the National Institute of Polar Research, filed a request with the International Union of Geological Sciences to register the stratum as a site representing a geological age.
Japan's Air Self-Defense Force aerobatic display team began practice on Friday, to prepare for a ceremony to mark the arrival of the Olympic torch.The torch will be lit in Olympia, Greece, on March 12 and transported to Japan by plane.
A huge Olympic symbol monument has been unveiled in Tokyo Bay, six months before the city hosts the 2020 Games.The five-ring monument arrived at the sea at Odaiba Marine Park, one of the Olympic venues, on Friday morning. It measures 33 meters long and 15 meters high and will remain on a barge until the end of the Games.
The second round of lottery sale for Tokyo Paralympics tickets for residents in Japan has begun on the official ticketing website.A promotional event was held in Tokyo on Wednesday, attended by Tokyo-born canoeist Monika Seryu and US archer Matt Stutzman, who won a silver medal…
The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has released ticket designs.All 84 designs were unveiled at an event in Tokyo on Wednesday.
BRISBANE, Australia--Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and Madison Keys won quarterfinal matches Friday at the Brisbane International.Osaka beat Kiki Bertens 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, Kvitova defeated qualifier Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-2 and Keys beat fellow American Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-1…
Tokyo Olympic athletes beware--particularly larger ones.The bed frames in the Athletes Village at this year's Olympics will be made of cardboard. Sturdy cardboard.
LAUSANNE--No taking a knee at the Olympics. No hand gestures with political meaning. No disrespect at medal ceremonies.The International Olympic Committee published guidelines Thursday specifying which types of athlete protests will not be allowed at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Editor's note: The theme of Gohan Lab is to help people make simple, tasty "gohan" (meals).
Those yet to experience the pleasure of Peruvian dishes may be surprised to learn that restaurants in Lima were named the world's sixth and seventh best last year. Two eateries in the country's capital earned spots on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list compiled by a British magazine last year, proving Peruvian cuisine is something not to be missed if you're...
International guests at Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony have been served Japanese cuisine at a court banquet.The first of four "Kyoen-no-gi" banquets started just after 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday at the Imperial Palace.
In a mansion standing in a prime location in Milan, a servant polishes silver tableware while a personal chef shows off his skills for the epicurean family that calls it home. It's not a scene from a film, but a snippet out of the daily life that chef Tetsuo Ota experienced in his early 30s. At that time, Ota, who is…
Although it was not quite in season yet, the freshly parboiled bamboo shoot tasted amazingly sweet. The subtle tang in the aftertaste suggested the arrival of spring. Rice cooked with large pieces of bamboo shoots, complete with the vivid young leaf buds of Japanese pepper, is also a feast for the eyes.
Kujo green onions grow lushly on a patch of land in a residential area in Kyoto's Ukyo Ward. The field is owned by Genichi Nagasawa, 65, a farmer who produces Kyoyasai (heirloom vegetables of Kyoto) as well as daikon radish, turnips and other produce through organic farming.
Greengrocer Koji Ueda has been espousing the virtues of "Kyo-yasai," heirloom vegetables of Kyoto, for about 50 years. He tells customers how the Shogoin turnip, the Kujo green onion, the Kamo eggplant and the mibuna potherb mustard taste and offers tips on the best ways to cook them in front of his store.