NHK has learned that a water polo test event for the Olympics scheduled to open on Saturday in Tokyo will be canceled.Officials say relevant personnel are unable to travel to Japan for the event due to anti-coronavirus measures.
Preparations are underway to hold test events for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Games starting next month, and five of the events are likely to include international athletes.The purpose of the test events is to identify any problems by putting on events in the same venues where the Olympic Games will be held.
Takanashi Sara has set the all-time record for podium finishes in World Cup ski jumping.The Japanese star finished second in an event in Russia on Friday. She landed a pair of solid jumps, both 94.5 meters. Austria's Marita Kramer came first.
Japan's professional baseball teams started their regular season on Friday, with some anti-coronavirus measures in place and many foreign players absent.The 12 teams of two leagues will return to a normal 143-game schedule this season, including 18 interleague games. Last season the number of…
The Olympic flame has begun its journey across Japan, after a year-long delay caused by the global pandemic.This relay will be unlike any before it, traveling through all 47 prefectures, but under tight anti-coronavirus measures.
The Olympic torch started its journey across Japan on Thursday morning after a yearlong delay. That's because the Tokyo 2020 Games were postponed due to the global pandemic.The torch relay will travel through all 47 prefectures and be carried out under tight anti-coronavirus measures.
The Olympic torch started its journey across Japan on Thursday, one year after the Tokyo 2020 Games were postponed due to the coronavirus.The torch relay will travel through all 47 prefectures and be carried out under tight anti-coronavirus measures.
The Japanese minister overseeing the government's COVID-19 vaccination program says Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has effectively reached agreement with US...
Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide says the government will clarify its greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030 by next Thursday...
Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures have confirmed their highest new infection counts of the coronavirus since the second state of emergency was lifted last month.The capital reported 759 new cases on Saturday. An official says the pace of increase is accelerating.
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and US President Joe Biden have wrapped up a summit in Washington. They issued a joint statement reaffirming the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.It is the first time leaders from the countries have touched on Taiwan in a statement in over 50 years.
Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has addressed Indo-Pacific security in remarks to a US think tank. Suga referred to China's increased assertiveness in the region and said Japan will not concede on universal values such as democracy and human rights.Suga spoke online at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The speech followed his in-person summit on Friday with US…
A Japan-US joint statement by their leaders has referred to "Taiwan" for the first time in more than five decades.The statement, released after a summit between Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and US President Joe Biden on Friday said, "We underscore the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and encourage the peaceful resolution of the cross-Strait issue."
When cooking steak at home, lean meat is a recommended choice. Parts labeled as "beef round" ("momo") or "rump" ("rampu") are lean meat fit for steak. While the round is simple and light, the rump covering the hip to the rump is richer and softer.
The bubble tea craze has taken Japan by storm — so much so that it was even one of the symbols featured by a doll maker in Tokyo who represented Japan’s trending topics through ornate hina dolls. It comes as no surprise, then, that tapioca was named the country's Dish of the Year in 2019.
Those yet to experience the pleasure of Peruvian dishes may be surprised to learn that restaurants in Lima were named the world's sixth and seventh best last year. Two eateries in the country's capital earned spots on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list compiled by a British magazine last year, proving Peruvian cuisine is something not to be missed if you're…
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.