Nobuko Hara

For Nobuko Hara's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Bonding over Slow Food

May 25, 2007

Bonding over Slow Food

Greek cuisine could set a trend in Slow Food and healthy eating in the same way that Japanese cuisine has in low-fat food if the Mediterranean nation succeeds in a worldwide push to promote the hearty fare. To that end, the government flew Konstantinos ...

Bordeaux breaks the bank

Jan 7, 2007

Bordeaux breaks the bank

Heralded as an exceptional vintage, premier crus 2003 Bordeaux wines are now on the market, much to the delight of wine enthusiasts — albeit at surprisingly high prices that may rather dilute that delight. “In fact, consumers will have to pay 50 to 100 ...

Aug 15, 2005

Scholar troubled by Japan's direction

Few intellectuals in Japan today are as deeply committed to peace and democracy as Rokuro Hidaka is. The 88-year-old sociologist is a witness to Japan’s aggression in China and, during the war, even went as far as proposing that Japan withdraw its troops from ...