NHK's latest poll shows 57 percent of respondents say they will definitely vote in Sunday's Upper House election, or have...
Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono says the country must take a step in case a Japanese company suffers damage from...
Japan's top government spokesperson has described the South Korean President's criticism of Japan's tightening of restrictions on some high-tech exports to the country as unfounded.Moon Jae-in commented on Monday that it is unprecedented and unwise for Japan to connect a dispute over history with economic matters. He warned that the action runs counter to the development of bilateral ties.
Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya says Japan has no plans to dispatch the Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East to join a US-proposed coalition designed to ensure safety of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz.Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, said on July 9 that Washington is engaging with a number of countries to see…
NHK has learned that Japan's Foreign Ministry has refused to issue a passport to journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who was freed last year after being held hostage in Syria.The journalist said he received a notice from the ministry earlier this month that it will not issue a passport to him.
South Korean plaintiffs seeking damages for wartime labor plan to soon begin court procedures to sell assets seized from Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.The plaintiffs include women who say they were forced to work for the Japanese firm during World War Two. Last November, South Korea's Supreme Court finalized lower court rulings awarding them compensation.
Japanese tennis sensation Shintaro Mochizuki has risen to number one in the international junior rankings after winning the boys' singles title at Wimbledon.The International Tennis Federation released the junior world rankings on Monday.
The relay torches for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have gone on display at the Tokyo metropolitan government building.The exhibit began on Wednesday, exactly one year to the day when the Tokyo leg of the torch relay will get underway.
The July Grand Sumo Tournament opened on Sunday in the central Japanese city of Nagoya.Yokozuna Grand Champion Hakuho returned to the ring after skipping the May tournament due to an injury.
Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics say at least 90 percent of people who won the chance to buy tickets in a lottery last month have paid for their tickets.The organizing committee said on Friday that a total of 3.22 million tickets have been sold.
Sources say the organizers of next year's Tokyo Olympics may hold 2 more ticket lotteries after many people came up empty in the first one.In the first lottery, millions of people are believed to have accessed the 2020 Olympic Games ticketing website before online applications…
Former Japan national team manager Akira Nishino will coach Thailand's national soccer team with an eye to the World Cup in 2022.The Thai football association announced on Monday that Nishino had accepted the offer to become the new head coach of the Thai team.
Prefectures across Japan began accepting applications from the public on Monday, to run in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay.The four companies sponsoring the relay have already been accepting the applications.
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.
With golden hair tied together, round glasses and a black chef's coat, Tadashi Michino works with brisk efficiency at his restaurant. The 64-year-old chef, with 40 years of experience, runs Michino Le Tourbillon, a French restaurant located in the Fukushima district west of Osaka Station where redevelopment is under way.