Japan's Defense Ministry is ramping up construction on a controversial US military facility in Okinawa. Work is now underway on a new part of the planned site.Workers have been pouring sand and dirt into the sea to reclaim land off the coast of Nago City.
After 40 years, Japan's official development assistance to China is coming to an end now that China is the world's second largest economy. The two nations are instead aiming to work together as equal partners in providing economic support to other countries.At a summit last October, the leaders of both nations agreed to stop commitments to assistance for new…
Japan's government has revealed that on March 14 it officially selected multiple experts to consider a new name for the era of the nation's next emperor. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga's announcement on Sunday suggests that the selection process is now in the final stage.The government will decide the new era name on April 1 by holding a meeting of…
Japan's top government spokesperson has expressed reservations about disclosing who will come up with the name for the country's new era, which begins when Crown Prince Naruhito becomes Emperor.The government plans to announce the name of the era on April 1, one month before the Crown Prince ascends to the throne. Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate the day before…
Sumo grand champion Hakuho clinched his 42nd title in the spring tournament in Osaka on Sunday. The Mongolian yokozuna beat another grand champion, Kakuryu, in the final bout.Hakuho finished with a perfect record. Rank-and-file wrestler Ichinojo followed with 14 wins and one loss.
Japanese baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki of the US Major Leagues' Seattle Mariners has announced his retirement.The 45-year-old outfielder held a news conference after the second of the two-game Opening Series against the Oakland Athletics finished in Tokyo on Thursday.
Japanese baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki of the Major Leagues' Seattle Mariners has announced his retirement.The 45-year-old held a news conference after a game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday in Tokyo.
NHK has learned that Japanese Major Leaguer Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners has told team officials he intends to retire.The 45-year-old veteran is scheduled to hold a news conference after his team's match against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday in Tokyo.
NHK has learned Japanese Major League Baseball superstar Ichiro Suzuki intends to retire. Ichiro is 45 years old and currently plays for the Seattle Mariners.
The Olympic torch for the 2020 Tokyo Games features a design based on a cherry blossom.The organizing committee for the Games unveiled the torch on Wednesday, about one year ahead of the start of the torch relay.
The chief of Japan's Olympic Committee says he is resigning. The announcement comes as French authorities investigate his role in helping Tokyo secure the 2020 Games.On Tuesday, Tsunekazu Takeda announced he would step down when his term expires in June.
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.
When some foreign embassies in Tokyo began looking for a cook, they didn't have to look far for someone who could prepare their native dishes. They turned to Yuriko Aoki, a cooking expert on the world's local dishes, who was spreading information about international cuisine.
Recipe books collected from around the globe, some written in Cyrillic and Arabic, line the bookshelf of Yuriko Aoki, a cooking expert on the world's local dishes. She refers to the books, including an instructional tome with hand-drawn illustrations and a beautiful volume resembling a photo album, to recreate local flavors and introduces them through events and the media.
When Akihiro Iio removes the wooden lid of one of the 2-meter-high tanks, a sour aroma with a hint of sweetness and bloom rises out in a storehouse. Since 1893, his family has been operating the Iio Jozo vinegar brewery here in Miyazu, Kyoto Prefecture.
A familiar aroma wafts from Iio Jozo, a vinegar brewery in Miyazu, Kyoto Prefecture, that stands by the seaside near the Amanohashidate sandbar, considered one of Japan's three most scenic views. Akihiro Iio is the fifth-generation proprietor of the brewery that has been producing vinegar for 125 years. The company makes all of its rice vinegar from pesticide-free rice.