Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the country will make further contributions to the international community.Abe and his wife hosted...
Japan's Emperor and Empress have held a tea party for royalty visiting Japan from abroad to attend the enthronement ceremony...
The operator of the Hokuriku Shinkansen says it will operate nearly 90 percent of its bullet trains from Friday, when it resumes services on its entire route.The Shinkansen line connects Tokyo and the city of Kanazawa in central Japan, via Nagano.
NHK has learned that a former deputy mayor of a town in central Japan that hosts a nuclear power plant had received huge payments from at least three companies in the nuclear plant business.Eiji Moriyama gave cash and gifts worth about 3 million dollars to executives of Kansai Electric Power Company, which operates the Takahama nuclear plant in Takahama, Fukui…
The Japanese government will consider how to ensure the stability of Imperial succession once the series of ceremonies to mark Emperor Naruhito's accession this autumn has been completed.The government plans to hear from experts individually rather than set up a panel. It wants to create a non-confrontational environment in which it can consider all opinions.
People in Japan and around the world have witnessed a series of events marking the new Emperor's accession. Emperor Naruhito took the throne in May, and on Tuesday, dignitaries from Japan and other countries celebrated his enthronement.After exchanging congratulatory greetings with the Imperial couple, they attended the first of four court banquets marking the occasion.
The members of Japan's national rugby team have looked back on their performance in the World Cup, one day after failing to reach the semifinals.Head coach Jamie Joseph and the 31 players held a news conference on Monday in Tokyo.
Japan's national rugby team has dropped two places to eighth in the global rankings after being defeated by South Africa in a World Cup quarterfinal on Sunday.The international rugby governing body, World Rugby, is updating the rankings after each match during the event in Japan.
The International Olympic Committee says it is considering moving the marathon and race walking events for next year's Tokyo Olympics to the northern Japanese city of Sapporo.The IOC announced this on Wednesday, citing cooler conditions expected in the city in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.
In the Rugby World Cup, Japan has beaten Scotland 28-21, advancing to the knockout stage for the first time.The final match of the preliminary round took place at International Stadium Yokohama on Sunday.
In Rugby World Cup action, the final eight teams advancing to the knockout stage have been decided.The last match of the preliminary round took place on Sunday.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has congratulated Japan's national rugby team on reaching the knockout stage of the World Cup for the first time.Abe tweeted that the players defeated one of the world's top teams by believing in themselves and never giving up. He also wrote…
In the Rugby World Cup, Japan beat Scotland 28 to 21 on Sunday, advancing to the knockout stage for the first time.Japan finished at the top of Pool A, and will face South Africa in the quarterfinal to be held at Tokyo Stadium on October…
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.