Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on July 3 apologized for recent remarks critical of the media and Okinawa Prefecture by several...
Former Social Democratic Party leader Makoto Tanabe passed away on Thursday at a hospital in Gunma Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo...
Two major newspapers in Okinawa Prefecture on Thursday rapped some lawmakers of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party for calling for pressure to be applied on media critical of the government, including the two papers.
Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako arrived in Tonga on Friday to attend the coronation of the South Pacific island nation's new king, on what is the princess's first overseas trip since 2013.
The June weather report released by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) revealed a delay in the northward movement of this year's rainy season front, resulting in 2.3 times the average amount of June rain falling in the southern Kyushu region -- where the front stagnated. The figure became the highest since data began to be recorded in 1946.
At the Okazaki city fire defense headquarters here, the Red Salamander is patiently engaged in preparations.If called upon, it is ready for action. The Red Salamander is an all-terrain disaster-fighting vehicle that can rumble over rough terrain resulting from an earthquake to moving through water in a tsunami-struck area.
Japan ace Kosuke Hagino will likely not compete in the upcoming aquatic world championships after suffering an injury at the national team's training camp in France, the Japan Swimming Federation announced on Thursday.
Yuya Fukui, who turned down the Yomiuri Giants when they drafted him out of high school, spurned the Central League champs again on Thursday, going eight impressive innings for the Hiroshima Carp in a 3-2 victory.
Soccer fans react after an own goal by England during their FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinal soccer match against Japan, at a public viewing event in Tokyo on Thursday morning.
Wallaby star Israel Folau said on Thursday he will play for Japanese club NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes at the end of the Australian season.The fullback re-signed with the Australian Rugby Union and NSW Waratahs on Wednesday for three more years but on a flexible contract…
It was a long fight for Yoko Gushiken to find life after boxing. Or rather, to find his life was all about boxing, after all.It took his induction last month into the International Boxing Hall of Fame - an honor only two other Japanese have…
Toshiaki Endo, the minister for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, showed eagerness on Wednesday to hold part of the sporting events in Fukushima Prefecture, which was damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Sue Bird scored 17 points and rookies Jewell Loyd and Ramu Tokashiki combined for 25, including seven in the last three minutes as the Seattle Storm ended a five-game losing streak with a 74-69 win over the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday night.
Suetomi's "fuyaki senbei" crackers are meant to represent small balloons.And the light, fluffy Kyo Fusen crackers from long-established confectionery Suetomi are quite ephemeral as they rapidly melt away in the mouth.
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.Brian MacDuckston, a 37-year-old English teacher from San Francisco, first came to Japan in June 2006 and has since devoured the popular Japanese dish in more than 1,000 ramen joints across the...
Ingredients 200g chicken breast fillets, trimmed 180g soba noodles (2/3 of packet) 200g snow peas, trimmed, halved diagonally 200g packet Japanese teriyaki tofu, cut into 2cm cubes 3 green onions, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
As the last in the series showcasing some of his most memorable recipes, Kenichi Chen, the 59-year-old owner of the Szechwan Restaurant group, introduces a favorite that combines an interesting mix of Chinese egg soup and Japanese "soba" (buckwheat noodles).
Ingredients 60ml (1/4 cup) salt-reduced soy sauce 1 tsp wasabi paste 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tbs mirin 1 tsp sesame oil 500g trimmed rump steak, thinly sliced into long strips 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, sliced 200g green beans, trimmed, sliced 150g (2 cups) cooked brown rice 20g pickled ginger 75g baby spinach leaves 1 red onion, cut into 2cm…
If schoolgirls think your product is "sweet" and snap it up, then you are on to a winner.That's something that "melonpan" maker Shiro Mikami, 51, has discovered.He had his doubts four years ago when a high school girl suggested he cut open his freshly baked melon-like bread and stuff in some vanilla ice cream.
Ingredients 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 500g tuna, skin removed, cut into 1cm cubes 1/3 cup loosely packed finely chopped fresh chives 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons mirin 20 yellow witlof leaves
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