A Japanese woman has been fatally stabbed by her husband when she was going to a court that would mediate...
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Police have arrested a cattle farmer in Tokushima Prefecture, western Japan, in connection with the attempted smuggling of premium wagyu beef cattle eggs to China.Earlier this month, police arrested Yusuke Maeda, a restaurant owner in Osaka, for trying to take about 360 straw-like containers with fertilized eggs and sperm of wagyu beef cattle to China last June, without going through…
Temperatures rose across Japan on Wednesday, with the mercury topping 20 degrees Celsius in central Tokyo for the first time this year.Daytime highs were 21.5 degrees in central Tokyo and 20.8 in the southwestern city of Nagasaki. The temperatures are usual for April and May.
The Tokyo District Court plans to hold the first hearing for Nissan Motor's former chairman Carlos Ghosn in September.Ghosn has been indicted for underreporting his executive compensation in Nissan's securities reports, in violation of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act. He is also charged with aggravated breach of trust.
Wednesday marks the twenty-fourth anniversary of the sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Bereaved families of the victims mourned at one of the stations targeted.Members of the cult released the toxic substance inside rush-hour subway trains in central Tokyo on March 20, 1995. Thirteen people died and about 6,300 others were…
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 chief of Japan's Olympic Committee has said he will resign in June. Tsunekazu Takeda has been under investigation by French authorities related to Tokyo's winning bid for the 2020 Games.
The head of the International Olympic Committee has mourned the death of a Japanese "super" fan who had attended every Summer Games since 1964.Thomas Bach posted a message in the IOC's official twitter account on Monday, along with a photo of Naotoshi Yamada attending the…
A Japanese man who was a keen supporter of the Olympics has died. Naotoshi Yamada was 92 years old.His Tokyo-based company says he died of heart failure on March 9.
Tuesday marks exactly 500 days until the start of the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.The opening ceremony will be held at the new National Stadium in Japan's capital on July 24 next year.
Japanese speed skater Miho Takagi has set a new world record by winning the women's 1,500-meter race at a World Cup event in the US state of Utah.Takagi finished with a time of one minute and 49.83 seconds in Sunday's race in Salt Lake City.
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.