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.
December 08, 2014
After Prime Minister Shinzo Abe postponed the planned second stage of the consumption tax hike from October next year to April 2017, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its ...
November 22, 2014
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...
November 11, 2014
Editor’s note: This is the third in a 10-part series of articles on the Tsukiji Outer Market in Tokyo, which is located next to the Tsukiji fish market, one of the largest of ...
November 10, 2014
Despite the district’s fame for its fresh fish, stores in Tokyo's Tsukiji market have created a dish that includes a wide variety of local delicacies--except sashimi.
October 02, 2014
Consumers are more reluctant than ever to buy products from Fukushima Prefecture, even though more than three years have passed since the nuclear disaster.
September 25, 2014
SENDAI--In the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, many people snapped photos of their makeshift meals, as food became a precious and...
September 18, 2014
Japan's leading farm cooperative will begin exporting premium ingredients to be used in traditional "kaiseki" multicourse meals to Japanese restaurants overseas.
September 05, 2014
Young Shinobu Sakamoto was ashamed of his father's job, which was to slaughter beef cattle at a food processing center. When Shinobu was asked about his father's line of work...
August 18, 2014
Japan’s food self-sufficiency rate for fiscal 2013 stood at 39 percent on a calorie basis, remaining unchanged for the fourth consecutive year. There is no prospect for the...