On July 1, a leap second was inserted just before 9 a.m. for the first time in three years, and...
About nine months after 57 people were killed and six went missing in a major volcanic eruption on Mount Ontake...
A program encouraging staff to start and end their work days early went into effect at government ministries and agencies July 1.Called "yukatsu" -- combining the words for "evening" and "activity" -- the program encourages workers to begin work between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m., an hour to two hours earlier than usual, so that they can leave early and enjoy…
Go player and holder of the Honinbo title Yuta Iyama, 26, won the 70th best-of-seven series against Kyudan-rank Keigo Yamashita, 36, on June 30, to defend his crown.Iyama finished with four wins and one loss in the match to capture the title for the fourth time in a row. The final game ended after the 200th move with a resignation…
Japan's government ministries and agencies have shifted their summer work hours to start and finish 1 or 2 hours earlier.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the change is to enhance recreational time for workers.
Japan's transport ministry has asked the operators of Shinkansen bullet trains to strengthen security measures following a fire suicide by a passenger.A 71-year old man traveling along the Tokaido Shinkansen line on Tuesday doused himself with a flammable liquid and fatally set it alight.
Japan coach Norio Sasaki admitted the champions had not lived up to his expectations in Wednesday's 2-1 win over England, but said they still deserved to be in the Women's World Cup final for the second tournament in a row.
Defending champions Japan will meet the United States in the final of the Women's World Cup for the second tournament in a row after a dramatic 2-1 defeat of England in the semifinals on Wednesday.
Boston closer Koji Uehara made it four saves in four straight games when he finished up the Red Sox’s 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from Wimbledon due to a left calf injury, the Wimbledon official site posted on Wednesday, quoting him as saying, “In the fifth set in my last match it was hurting too much.”
Kurumi Nara advanced to the second round of Wimbledon for the second straight year after her opponent, Magda Linette of Poland, withdrew because of a leg injury in the third set of their match Tuesday.
Facing the Yomiuri Giants for the first time in eight years, Hiroki Kuroda cruised through eight innings. But what looked like a sure shutout for the Hiroshima Carp right-hander suddenly turned into a shocking loss.
FC Tokyo supporters who filled Ajinomoto Stadium chanted Yoshinori Muto’s name at the J.League’s first-stage finale on Saturday. They were bidding farewell to the young star who is set to join German side Mainz 05 after the end of the stage.
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
Ingredients 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste) 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 carrot, peeled, cut into matchsticks 1 x 10cm piece white radish (daikon), peeled, cut into matchsticks 65g (1 cup) bean sprouts, trimmed 1 baby wombok (Chinese cabbage), cut into 8 wedges 1/2…
Kenichi Chen has been in the culinary field for nearly four decades, ever since he began his apprenticeship at the restaurant run by his late father, Kenmin Chen, who has been described as the “Chinese cuisine genius.”
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