A Japanese government committee has decided on the route of a parade scheduled for October to celebrate the enthronement of...
Umbrellas have proven to be futile in Japan -- as a fierce band of wet weather pounds the country's Pacific...
Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono has urged South Korean President Moon Jae-in to exercise leadership in solving the bilateral issue of wartime labor.Kono was speaking to reporters in Tokyo on Tuesday, a day after the Japanese government asked South Korea to agree to establishing an arbitration panel in line with a 1965 bilateral agreement. The request came as South…
Japanese weather officials have warned that torrential rains will hit swathes of central and eastern Japan, including Tokyo, on Tuesday.The Meteorological Agency says unstable atmospheric conditions and warm, humid air have led to rain cloud formations. Heavy rain warnings were focused on the Tokai and Kanto-Koshin regions.
Japanese weather officials have warned that torrential rains will hit Pacific coastal areas of eastern Japan on Tuesday.The Meteorological Agency says unstable atmospheric conditions and warm, humid air have led to rain clouds forming above the central coastal region of Tokai.
Japan's foreign minister plans to meet his South Korean counterpart to push Seoul to agree to set up an arbitration panel over the wartime labor issue.Taro Kono is scheduled to meet with Kang Kyung-wha on the sidelines of an international conference in Paris on Thursday.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says US President Donald Trump will offer a trophy to the winner of the 15-day sumo competition currently taking place in Tokyo.Abe was speaking at a meeting of Liberal Democratic Party executives on Monday.
US pro golfer Tiger Woods is eager to play in next year's Tokyo Olympics.Woods won a comeback victory at the Masters last month. He spoke to reporters in New York on Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is planning to form a harbor squad to respond to emergencies during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.The Tokyo Bay area is expected to host the athletes' village, and be the site of many events.
Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori says he hopes to play doubles as well as singles matches at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.NHK interviewed Nishikori on Sunday ahead of the Italian Open.
Japanese comedian Naomi Watanabe has attended an event in Tokyo to promote the start of online applications for tickets to the 2020 Olympics.The application period for the Tokyo games began on 10 a.m. on Thursday.
In Japan's sumo, yokozuna grand champion Hakuho will sit out the next competition because of injury.The third of the year's six grand sumo tournaments will open in Tokyo on Sunday.
Online applications for tickets for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo have begun.The official website for the ticket sales started accepting applications at 10 a.m. Thursday Japan time. The tickets are being sold through a lottery system.
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.