Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has answered questions from reporters about a dinner meeting his support group held for some of...
Investigative sources say Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri told police how she obtained the drug that led to her arrest.The actress...
The Okinawa prefectural government has established a taskforce for the rebuilding of Shuri Castle, which was destroyed by fire last month.Governor Denny Tamaki appointed six personnel from the prefectural office to the team on Monday. The taskforce will report directly to the governor.
Investigative sources say Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri has admitted using other illegal drugs as well as MDMA for a long time.Sawajiri was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of possessing the synthetic drug MDMA at her apartment in Tokyo. She reportedly told police she used the drug.
A Japanese government agency has announced the first winners of a new award that was set up to boost the number of woman researchers in the country.The Japan Science and Technology Agency, or JST, held an awards ceremony in Tokyo on Sunday. JST President Michinari Hamaguchi handed out certificates to the winners of the Brilliant Female Researchers Award.
Japan's Defense Minister Taro Kono has repeated his request for a wise response from South Korea regarding an intelligence-sharing pact between the two countries.Kono, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and South Korea's Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo held talks in Bangkok on Sunday. Kono and Jeong had met earlier in the day.
The Japanese national baseball team has won the Premier 12 championship for the first time, beating South Korea 5-3 in the final.This was the second edition of the tournament, which is held once every four years.
A group of athletes from South Sudan is in Japan to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics more than eight months before the Games get underway.Three athletes, one para-athlete and a coach arrived in Maebashi City north of Tokyo on Thursday.
Olympic gold medalist Mizuki Noguchi will become the first Japanese runner of the torch relay for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games.The Games' organizing committee announced on Monday that it has chosen Noguchi, the winner of the women's marathon at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
The Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament opened on Sunday in the city of Fukuoka, southwestern Japan.One of the wrestlers drawing much attention is Takakeisho, who has just returned to the second-highest rank of Ozeki. He started the tournament with a win.
The president of the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics says it will be hard to hold the men's marathon on the games' final day as scheduled, due to doping tests and athletes' long traveling distances.He also says there will also be major changes…
World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont has praised Japan as the host nation of the world cup tournament, saying the people have been magnificent and warm hosts.South Africa beat England in the final in Yokohama on Saturday. It's the second country to win a third World…
Next year's Olympic marathon and race walk events are being moved from Tokyo to the northern city of Sapporo.The move is aimed at avoiding the extreme summer heat, with the International Olympic Committee saying temperatures will be five to six degrees cooler in Sapporo.
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.
The fish cooked slowly in low-temperature oil is served on the plate like a spring bouquet with vegetables that vary in aroma and texture. "Confit of splendid alfonsino with seasonal vegetables" is a dish that mirrors the spirit of Tadashi Michino, whose career spans 40 years. The 64-year-old is the chef of Michino Le Tourbillon, a French restaurant in Osaka.
Tadashi Michino immerses himself fully in his ideas while creating each dish and has earned the trust of his fellow chefs. However, Michino, 64, chef of Michino Le Tourbillon, a French restaurant in Osaka, lost his way and went through tough times in his 50s.