Jr Hokkaido To Roll Out Versatile Express Trains From Fall 2020

JR Hokkaido to roll out versatile express trains from fall 2020

SAPPORO--Financially troubled Hokkaido Railway Co. (JR Hokkaido) is jumping on board new multipurpose express trains to help improve the company's management.

JR Hokkaido unveiled the design and other outlines for the train cars, which will be introduced from next year.

Kelp Coating Gives Richness, Japanese Touch To Venison Dish

Kelp coating gives richness, Japanese touch to venison dish

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.

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.

Dish// To Hold First Overseas One-man Live In Shanghai

DISH// to hold first overseas one-man live in Shanghai

DISH// will hold their first overseas one-man live on February 15 in Shanghai. 

The live will be a part of an event for promoting youth exchange between China and Japan. It will be held at the Bandai Namco Shanghai Culture Center. Fans can look forward to what kind of performance the band will carry out at their first one-man live overseas. 

A Wintry Vinegar Stir-fry Dish Of Pork, 'nira' And Daikon Radish

A wintry vinegar stir-fry dish of pork, 'nira' and daikon radish

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.

Tottori Kiln Plate Brings Out The White In Red Flounder Dish

Tottori kiln plate brings out the white in red flounder dish

Ichiro Abe, the proprietor of Takumi Kappo, gains inspiration for his menus from the fresh fish and vegetables he sees at the market every morning and even from the dishes he hopes to use.

They include a black bowl produced at the Engoji Kiln in Tottori Prefecture that is simple yet profound, as well as a Yamane Kiln round plate that is a soft opaque white.

Basque Country Chili Pepper And Salt Seasoning For Any Dish

Basque Country chili pepper and salt seasoning for any dish

All kinds of seasonings are a passion of Yoshiaki Takei, editor of the website "Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun," who enjoys overseas travels that allow him to experience local life through cooking.

He visits markets and stores; chats with the proprietors; learns where and how ingredients are grown and how they should be cooked.

Dish// Member Kobayashi Ryuji Withdraws From Group

DISH// member Kobayashi Ryuji withdraws from group

DISH// member Kobayashi Ryuji (B, Rap) has withdrawn from the group. 

On the group's official website, Kobayashi's withdrawal as well as his terminated contract with his agency were announced. According to the announcement, he made the request to withdraw from the group. 

A Fairly Swift New Year's Dish Of Simmered Chicken Wings

A fairly swift New Year's dish of simmered chicken wings

The passing of Christmas Day usually marks the end of the year's business for Masahiro Kasahara, proprietor of the Japanese cuisine restaurant Sanpi-Ryoron in Tokyo's Ebisu district. But his work in the kitchen does not stop there.

Over five days, he makes about 120 "osechi-ryori," sets of traditional Japanese New Year's dishes that keep well. He presents them to people to convey his gratitude.

Dish// To Hold Live Event Tour In Spring

DISH// to hold live event tour in spring

This spring, DISH// will hold a live event tour tentatively titled "DISH// Live Event Tour 2018 Spring."

The band announced this on January 1 at their one-man live at Nippon Budokan. The upcoming tour is scheduled to kick off on April 1 at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO and wrap up on June 23 at Sendai Rensa for a total of 9 shows. Members of their fan club "Saragumi GOLD" will be able to enter a lottery to purchase tickets beginning January 14. 

Oishii / Cheerful Meat Loaf A Cozy Year-end Dish

OISHII / Cheerful meat loaf a cozy year-end dishIn this column, chefs and cooking experts share recipes that are easy to prepare at home.

In Japan, meat loaf is sometimes presented as a year-end gift. If you serve a meat loaf that you have made yourself, you’ll have even more to talk about at the dinner table.