Officials in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo, have culled about 800 pigs after swine fever was detected at a hog farm.The...
A survey shows that Japan's public spending on education as a percentage of GDP was the lowest among OECD countries.The...
Japan's two-time Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu has won the Autumn Classic International in Oakville, Canada, marking a victorious start to the 2019-2020 season.Hanyu came out on top in his free skate on Saturday, after winning the short program on Friday.
Japanese cellist Haruma Sato has been awarded the top prize in an international music competition in the German city of Munich.The 21-year-old Sato became the first Japanese to win in the cello category in the ARD International Music Competition on Friday.
Tokyo police will put into place special terror-prevention measures at the Marathon Grand Championship taking place on Sunday. It is being done in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The MGC is a qualifier for next year's Olympics. It will take place on the planned route for the Olympic marathon, except for the start and finish points.
Efforts to restore electricity to parts of Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo that were left in the dark this week after a powerful typhoon continue. But for many people, it could be two weeks or more before power is fully restored. About 140,000 households are still without electricity.Members of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force have been busy clearing roads.
More than 5,000 people gathered at the Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday to see off 29 members of Japan's rugby team. It will take part in the World Cup that starts in the country on September 20th.Captain Michael Leitch said he wants to fight with a special feeling as the event will be held on home turf, and...
The Japan Olympic Museum will open in Tokyo on September 14. Members of the media were given a preview on Monday.The museum, operated by the Japanese Olympic Committee, is located near the main stadium for next year's Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo.
Tokyo's Haneda Airport will add 50 new international flights per day ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The new schedule will start next March.Twenty four of the new routes will serve cities in the United States.
Japan's squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup was announced on Thursday. The 31 members include captain Michael Leitch and hooker Shota Horie.The players aim to book a spot in the final eight of the competition that kicks off on September 20 in Japan.
The Rugby World Cup trophy has been brought to the summit of Japan's highest peak, Mt. Fuji, ahead of the tournament that begins in the country next month.The Webb Ellis Cup arrived in Japan in June and has been on a nationwide tour that includes…
Paralympic athletes have joined efforts to promote next year's Tokyo Games after the start of online applications to buy tickets.The official website for ticket sales in Japan went live on Thursday.
Japan's government is promoting private lodgings for tourists who will visit during the Olympic and Paralympic games next summer.The Tourism Agency hopes that municipal governments will make more use of a lodging scheme for special events.
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.