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.
KADOMA, Osaka Prefecture--Once-retired Daisuke Takahashi drew the loudest applause at a gala exhibition here on Dec. 25, a day after he won silver in the men's competition of the Japan Figure Skating Championships.
It was his first appearance in five years at the event, and the crowd and organizers showed their appreciation for the return of the former world and national champion.
Gaming controllers over the years have undergone various design changes. There are reasons for this, such as being more ergonomic, or maybe catering to the needs of gamers, or maybe going in a completely new direction (like the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons). However there are some classic controller designs that are still popular even today.
A good example of this would be the Nintendo GameCube controllers which until today, are still very popular amongst gamers, so much so that the folks at Hori have announced that they will be releasing GameCube-style controllers this coming October. As you can see in the image above, the controllers will be available in three different colors themed around different Nintendo franchises.
TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE have revealed the PV for their new single "kiss wa Agenai" to be released on June 20.
"kiss wa Agenai" is labeled as a "Sweet Summer Pop" song. In the PV, the girls show their "positive" and "negative" sides. In the "positive" scenes, they act cheerful and girly, while they can be seen as provocative and alluring in the "negative" scenes.
Besides teaching Japanese cuisine in Tokyo's Akasaka district, Naoyuki Yanagihara frequents libraries to read documents from the Edo Period (1603-1867). He believes that studying the originality and ingenuity of his forerunners will show him the path he should take.
"I try to learn the changes in the ingredients and cooking procedures and make use of them today," the 39-year-old cooking expert says.
Once upon a time, the most popular type of miso in Tokyo was something called "Edo sweet miso."
With a proud history dating back to the Edo period, Edo sweet miso is an essential component of Edo-style dishes such as Yanagawa nabe, a hot pot dish made with pond loach. Even now, it is cherished by miso afficionados such as professional chefs, despite the dominant presence of miso from the Shinshu region in today's market.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The brand-new Nissan Kicks becomes the newest entry in the fast-growing affordable compact crossover market when it hits Nissan U.S. dealerships in June 2018. Kicks also becomes the sixth member of the Nissan crossover and SUV lineup, which has experienced record sales in recent years.