June 23, 2014
SHANGHAI--Animal lovers clashed with local residents celebrating an annual dog-eating festival in China’s southern city of Yulin on June 21, state-media said.
June 13, 2014
The Japanese eel has been named an endangered species on an international conservation list, raising fears for the future of the delicacy that has been enjoyed in Japan since...
May 17, 2014
The European Union will allow imports of Japan's famed "wagyu" beef, including the hugely popular Kobe beef, in June, according to sources.
May 15, 2014
WAKAYAMA--In an event designed to teach children to be grateful for their food, preschoolers in this city’s Nishihama district were treated to the spectacle of a chef...
April 19, 2014
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
March 22, 2014
In the mass famine that shook North Korea in the 1990s, people took extreme measures to survive.
February 13, 2014
Japan’s exports of agricultural, marine and other food products in 2013 soared 22.4 percent from the previous year to 550.6 billion yen ($5.4 billion), topping the previous...
January 08, 2014
Hundreds of millions of people mainly in Asia could be displaced by the end of this century as global warming causes sea levels to rise, according to a report by a special U.N. ...
January 01, 2014
Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles on Japanese “washoku” cuisine, which was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in December.
January 01, 2014
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles on Japanese “washoku” cuisine, which was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in December.
December 30, 2013
A frozen food producer is recalling up to 6.3 million packages possibly tainted with pesticide after customers complained of strange odors emanating from the products.
December 24, 2013
SHISUI, Chiba Prefecture--Sake brewer Iinuma Honke Corp. is daring to try to change the drinking habits in the vodka-loving nation of Mongolia, pitching its mainstay Kinoene...
December 17, 2013
A documentary film focusing on the daily routine of a family that runs a slaughterhouse and butcher shop is currently playing in Tokyo and Osaka after winning praise from...
December 07, 2013
Two years of steady groundwork and promotion by the agricultural ministry were influential ingredients in "washoku" (traditional Japanese cuisine) being added to UNESCO’s...
December 05, 2013
BAKU, Azerbaijan--UNESCO formally decided to add traditional Japanese “washoku” cuisine to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list at a meeting of its Intergovernmental...
December 05, 2013
In the skilled hands of Okitsugu Kado, a knife transforms vegetables into sculptural art so realistic, they're scary.
December 04, 2013
Shoppers browsing in supermarkets around the world would once have been reassured by a “Made in Japan” tag.
November 30, 2013
Editor's note: This series showcases what we are calling "kawaii" (cute) items locally made in the iconic Japanese city. The series runs on Fridays and Saturdays.
November 06, 2013
The nation’s largest department store operator admitted to cheating customers by falsely labeling restaurant menus, part of a growing scandal that has sparked consumer...
October 24, 2013
I read somewhere that when eating wild eels, people sometimes found themselves biting into fishhooks. I also read that is why when wild eels started to become scarce, some...