February 08, 2016
YOKOHAMA--Once most popular with office workers during weekday lunch hours and families on weekends, Yokohama's famed Chinatown is evolving to meet the demands of its new...
January 21, 2016
Food products that should have been discarded but were resold by a waste disposal company include items from leading convenience stores and supermarkets.
January 21, 2016
TOYOHASHI, Aichi Prefecture--Crowds of hungry passengers are feasting on a seasonal hot pot dish being offered on a special wintertime trolley here, leaving tickets in short...
December 13, 2015
Although agreeing to some food exemptions for a scheduled consumption tax rate hike in 2017, the ruling coalition on Dec. 12 failed to resolve major issues that will arise from ...
December 03, 2015
HIGASHI-OSAKA, Osaka Prefecture--An 8-year-old boy trying to help his grandmother created the blueprint for a device that can help eliminate the hassle, aggravation and...
October 31, 2015
MILAN--Featuring stunning computer-graphic images of Japan and elegant “washoku” (traditional Japanese cuisine), the Japan Pavilion captured the gold prize for best...
July 02, 2015
An American expat has reached a milestone in his quest for the perfect ramen dish by publishing a guidebook featuring reviews of his top 50 noodle shops in Tokyo.
June 30, 2015
GUANGZHOU, China--Authorities seized a vast amount of frozen “zombie meat” up to 40 years old after a nationwide clampdown on meat smuggling gangs, according to local media ...
June 15, 2015
KYOTO--As Paul McCartney sang, "Let it be." That, in a nutshell, sums up his vegetarian philosophy.
May 02, 2015
MILAN--Japanese food manufacturers are planning to cook up a storm at Expo Milano 2015, which opened here May 1.
May 02, 2015
TAIPEI--Japan has urged Taiwan to scrap its plan to tighten restrictions on food imports from Japan, but Taipei demanded that Tokyo first address a food-labeling scandal.
April 22, 2015
ITAMI, Hyogo Prefecture--When organizers cooked up a special exhibition on bug eating at the Itami City Museum of Insects here, they didn't envision the public's appetite for...
April 17, 2015
HONG KONG--Taiwan said April 16 it will further tighten regulations on food imports from Japan after forged place-of-origin labels allowed entry of banned products from...
April 15, 2015
A cake-cutting ceremony at a wedding could become a thing of the past.
April 09, 2015
MIYAZAKI--An orangutan named "Happy" is so friendly toward the chimps in a neighboring cage at this city's zoo that he passes them morsels of food as gifts.
March 11, 2015
Four years after the onset of the nuclear accident, the ratio of consumers who are reluctant to purchase food products produced in Fukushima Prefecture declined, a Consumer...
March 09, 2015
While the fact that Japan fought on the side of the Allies in World War I is mostly forgotten today, the influence that German prisoners of war had on Japanese cuisine and...
February 28, 2015
Editor's note: Hokkaido is attracting attention for its world-class food items. This series introduces readers to delicious foods from the northern Japanese island and the...
February 24, 2015
Although there is less call for their services, a number of Tokyo-based citizens groups continue to monitor radioactivity levels to assuage those still not convinced that the...
December 18, 2014
The long-anticipated relocation of Tokyo's Tsukiji market is being fast-forwarded to November 2016 in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.