The Nagoya Omotenashi Busho-tai shows off its latest recruits at Nagoya Castle in Naka Ward on April 4. (Chieko Hara)
Samurai warlords resurrected in Nagoya
NAGOYA--Tears were shed and sobbing was heard after three fearsome samurai warlords announced they would leave the battlefield to pursue fame and fortune in show-biz.
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Luca Catalfamo, the head chef of Casa Luca, in Yokohama on May 21 (Kazuo Takagi)
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YOKOHAMA--Japan's national noodle-soup dish is to get a Mediterranean twist with an Italian becoming the first foreign head chef to open a restaurant at the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum.
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Nahoko Uehashi (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
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Filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa delivers a speech after winning the Best Director award in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival on May 23. The jury president, Isabella Rossellini, is standing to his left. (Noriki Ishitobi)
Japanese filmmaker takes home best director award in Un Certain...
CANNES, France--Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa won the Best Director award for his new film "Kishibe No Tabi" (Journey to the Shore) in the Un Certain Regard section at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival here on May 23.
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The style of hamburger favored by Fusako Holthaus (Photo by Masahiro Gohda)
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Fusako Holthaus has been preparing American-style dishes to be enjoyed at home since the 1970s.
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