Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump held talks in France on Sunday. They are believed to...
A minor eruption has occurred at Mount Asama in central Japan. The mountain straddles Nagano and Gunma prefectures.The Meteorological Agency...
A German long jumper with a blade-type prosthetic leg has demonstrated his skills at an event to mark one year until the opening of the Tokyo Paralympics.Markus Rehm and other top athletes took part in the event held by the organizers of the 2020 Games in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Sunday.
Many people are visiting the site of last month's arson attack on a Kyoto Animation studio on Sunday, ahead of the removal of an altar.Mourners are visiting the altar to pray for the dead and injured, as well as leave flowers and other offerings.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will open in Japan on August 25, exactly one year from Sunday. Preparations are well under way but concern remains over how to mitigate the punishing summer heat.Athletes from around the globe will compete in 540 events across 22 sports, including two new sports -- Badminton and Tae Kwon Do.
Final preparations are underway in the Japanese city of Yokohama which will next week host a three-day conference on economic cooperation between Japan and African countries.The Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD, has been held on a regular basis since 1993. Japan has been leading the conference which is co-hosted by the United Nations and other organizations.
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.
The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics has released a video of soccer superstar Andres Iniesta playing blind soccer.The committee asked the former member of Spanish national team, who now plays for Vissel Kobe in Japan's top league, to help promote the Paralympic sport…
A French athlete was taken to hospital for suspected heatstroke after the women's triathlon Olympic test race in Tokyo on Thursday. It has shown that Tokyo's severe summer heat may be a major obstacle for athletes to compete in the 2020 Games.In Thursday's event…
Online applications for an additional ticket lottery for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have begun.The official website for the ticket sales started accepting applications at 2 a.m. on Thursday. Applications can be made only in Japan.
Rookie golfer Hinako Shibuno has returned to Japan after her victory at the Women's British Open.The 20-year-old became the first Japanese golfer in 42 years to win a major golf title overseas.
Japanese rookie golfer Hinako Shibuno has won the Women's British Open with 18-under. The 20 year old is only the second Japanese to win golf's major title and the first to do so in 42 years.It was her first overseas competition. She has won two…
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.