White Fish With Cream, Vermouth Has Plenty Of Heart And Soul

White fish with cream, vermouth has plenty of heart and soul

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.

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Home - Style Baked Beans Dish From A Land Of Gourmandise

Home-style baked beans dish from a land of gourmandise

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.

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Izumo Hopes New English Website Will Woo More Foreign Tourists

Izumo hopes new English website will woo more foreign tourists

IZUMO, Shimane Prefecture--It's "the land of the gods," and home to Izumo Taisha shrine, where all Japan's deities are said to assemble each October, but this city still isn't on the radar for most foreign tourists.

To convey the charms of the city connected to a myriad of myths and legends, Izumo's city government created "Ancient Japan, Izumo," its first English-language website, and enlisted two foreigners to write for it.

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Lisa's In And Around Tokyo: Musashino Clean Center - - City Goes Trendy With Its Trash Disposal

Lisa's In and Around Tokyo: Musashino Clean Center--City goes trendy with its trash disposal

All I can say is "wow, wow and wow!" My socks were knocked off visiting a waste disposal site. Yes, a waste disposal site--you know, the place where they do what they do with our garbage?

News flash for governments and businesses with NIMBYs giving them headaches: You need to go to Musashino Clean Center (MCC). This facility opened my eyes to a whole new way of seeing and dealing with "inherently undesirables."

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Japanese Garden At Shimane Art Museum Ranked No. 1 - - Again

Japanese garden at Shimane art museum ranked No. 1--again

YASUGI, Shimane Prefecture--The garden of an art museum here was rated as Japan's best for the 16th straight year by a popular U.S. gardening journal.

The Journal of Japanese Gardening, aka Sukiya Living Magazine, selected the Adachi Museum of Art's garden from among more than 900 around Japan in 2018, museum officials announced.

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High Hopes: Yokohama's Skywalk Set To Reopen This Year

High hopes: Yokohama's Skywalk set to reopen this year

YOKOHAMA--The Skywalk footpath beneath the Yokohama Bay Bridge will open as early as March for the first time in nine years in anticipation of increased visitors eager to watch cruise ships.

The city government intends to promote the observation deck as a sightseeing spot where visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Yokohama Port and passenger vessels up close.

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Former Akb48's Takajo Aki Marries Pro Soccer Player Takahashi Yuji

Former AKB48's Takajo Aki marries pro soccer player Takahashi Yuji

It's been reported that former AKB48 member Takajo Aki (27) and Takahashi Yuji (25) professional soccer player for Sagan Tosu, tied the knot on February 15. 

On her SNS account, Takajo commented, "Please excuse me for this personal matter, but today, I have registered my marriage with Sagan Tosu's Takahashi Yuji-san. By supporting each other as husband and wife, I hope to build a cheerful and peaceful family. I am still very immature, but please continue to support me." Takahashi wrote a similar message on his SNS account. 

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Keyakizaka46 Show Their Feminine Side In Pv For 'nobody'

Keyakizaka46 show their feminine side in PV for 'Nobody'

Keyakizaka46 have unveiled the PV for their new song "Nobody" via their official website. 

"Nobody" can be found in the TYPE-A version of the group's eighth single "Kuroi Hitsuji" to be released on February 27. Directed by Toshi Atsunori, the PV begins with the members dancing gracefully. They continue to show their feminine charm throughout the PV. You can check out the PV on their official website here. 

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One Ok Rock To Tour Europe In May

ONE OK ROCK to tour Europe in May

ONE OK ROCK will hold a European tour called 'EYE OF THE STORM UK & EUROPEAN TOUR 2019' in May.

The band just released their new album "Eye of the Storm" on February 13. To coincide with this album's release, they are scheduled to tour North America from February 19, then join Ed Sheeran on his Asian tour from April 4. Their European tour will consist of 13 shows in ten countries. 

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Four Members Of Hinatazaka46 Become Exclusive Models For Women's Magazines

Four members of Hinatazaka46 become exclusive models for women's magazines

Hinatazaka46 members Kato Shiho, Sasaki Kumi, Sasaki Mirei, and Takamoto Ayaka have been selected as exclusive models for four women's magazines. 

This makes a total of five members to become exclusive models as Kosaka Nao is already an exclusive model for 'Seventeen' magazine. Kato will appear in 'CanCam,' Sasaki Kumi in 'Ray,' Sasaki Mirei in 'non-no,' and Takamoto in 'JJ' starting with the April edition which will hit shelves at the end of the month. 

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Nogizaka46's Eto Misa Announces Graduation

Nogizaka46's Eto Misa announces graduation

Nogizaka46 member Eto Misa has announced her graduation from the group. 

Eto revealed that she had been thinking about graduation since about a year ago. On her blog, she wrote, "Once I part, I think I will realize how lucky I was to be working in such a favorable environment. However, I decided to look forward and do my best as myself."

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One Ok Rock To Guest In Ed Sheeran's Japan Concerts

ONE OK ROCK to guest in Ed Sheeran's Japan concerts

It's been revealed that ONE OK ROCK will guest in Ed Sheeran's Japan concerts to be held on April 9 at Tokyo Dome and April 23 at Kyocera Dome Osaka. 

Taka (Vo) and Ed Sheeran have been friends from before, and when Ed appeared on a TV show last year, he mentioned that Taka is his "good friend" and hoped that they would perform together someday. The upcoming Tokyo and Osaka concerts are a part of his world tour 'Ed Sheeran DIVIDE WORLD TOUR 2019,' and ONE OK ROCK is scheduled to guest in all ten of the shows in Asia. 

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