Police Beef Up Security Around Imperial Palace

Police beef up security around Imperial Palace

Tokyo police on Monday stepped up security around the Imperial Palace ahead of this week's abdication and accession ceremonies.

Explosive detection dogs were seen searching for suspicious objects in the square in front of the Palace. They can even find devices that are buried.

'mingei'-style Miso-flavored Curry With Wagyu Beef

'Mingei'-style miso-flavored curry with wagyu beef

Although he was a fast runner, Ichiro Abe failed in his quest to make the Olympic track and field team, and he later ran into business-related debt problems.

But now, for 20 years, he has run Takumi Kappo, a regional-cuisine restaurant that was opened as part of the "mingei" (folk craft) movement in Tottori.

Tottori Beef Hotpot Dish Said To Be Origin Of 'shabu-shabu'

Tottori beef hotpot dish said to be origin of 'shabu-shabu'

Philosopher Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961) discovered the beauty in miscellaneous daily utensils created by anonymous craftsmen in the waning days of the Taisho Era (1912-1926).

More than 90 years later, "mingei" (folk craft) is garnering attention once again.

Police Beef Up Property Protection In Flood Areas

Police beef up property protection in flood areas

Japan's National Police Agency has sent additional patrol units to western parts of Japan to protect property left empty by flooding.

The goal is to prevent burglaries of houses and shops, especially in Okayama and Hiroshima prefectures.

Beef Ramen

Beef ramenGet slurping with this Japanese classic. Top with a soft boiled egg and fresh chilli for an authentic touch.

Oishii / Wrapper's Delights: Onigiri Rice Balls With A Basted Beef Coating

OISHII / Wrapper's delights: onigiri rice balls with a basted beef coatingNow that early summer is upon us, cooking expert Hatsue Shigenobu introduces a simple recipe for onigiri rice balls wrapped in meat. You use sushi vinegared rice mixed with Japanese pickles to make the onigiri rice balls, which are wrapped in beef. You then pour sauce over the top and cook them. The light and refreshing flavor of sushi rice and the salty-sweet taste of the meat are well balanced. It is also a filling dish.

Teriyaki Beef Skewers With Japanese Fried Rice

Teriyaki beef skewers with Japanese fried riceTeriyaki beef skewers add even more flavour to this easy Japanese fried rice.

INGREDIENTS
2 teaspoons honey
2 tablespoons salt-reduced soy sauce
1 tablespoon mirin
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
600g thick piece beef rump steak, trimmed, thinly sliced into long strips
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 red capsicum, finely chopped
2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely grated
2 green onions, thinly sliced, plus extra to serve
150g snow peas, trimmed, thinly sliced
450g packet 90-second microwave brown rice or 3 cups cold cooked brown rice
50g baby spinach
Lemon wedges, to serve

Miso Beef Skewers With Edamame Salad

Miso beef skewers with edamame saladEdamame salad is the perfect side to these Japanese miso beef skewers. Marinate them before your next barbecue and you'll be in flavour heaven.

INGREDIENTS
2 teaspoons white miso paste
3 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
500g rump steak, trimmed, cut into thin strips
1 red onion, cut into wedges
3 teaspoons salt-reduced soy sauce
150g (3/4 cup) raw buckwheat
300g frozen edamame, blanched, podded
1 large carrot, peeled, coarsely grated
200g grape tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup chopped combined fresh coriander and parsley

Japanese Beef And Bean Stir-fry

Japanese beef and bean stir-fryLook forward to leftovers with this simple Japanese beef and bean stir-fry.

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons mirin seasoning
3cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely grated
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
850g thick beef rump steak, trimmed, thinly sliced
2 x 270g packets Hakubaku Udon Noodles
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 bunches asparagus, trimmed, halved lengthways
2 cups frozen edamame, thawed, peeled
4 green onions, thinly sliced