Tsukiji: Still a fish in troubled waters

Oct 5, 2016

Tsukiji: Still a fish in troubled waters

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Director Naotaro Endo first started filming “Tsukiji Wonderland” in 2014, and it had been partly intended as a farewell to Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market, which faces a makeover and move after serving sellers and buyers for 80 years. When the film was made, the market ...

Nov 24, 2015

Ono, Matsuno to vie for Ishin leadership

Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) general council head Jiro Ono and party leader Yorihisa Matsuno filed Tuesday to run in the party’s leadership election Dec. 5. Issues facing the major opposition party include the proposed creation of a unified parliamentary group with the ...

Master sushi chef Jiro warns of raw deal from overfishing

Nov 5, 2014

Master sushi chef Jiro warns of raw deal from overfishing

Acclaimed sushi maestro Jiro Ono, who in May served up delicacies for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama, has warned of an imminent sea change in the availability of ingredients due to overfishing. “I can’t imagine at all that sushi in ...

Musician Kuwata, sushi chef Ono among autumn decorations recipients

Nov 2, 2014

Musician Kuwata, sushi chef Ono among autumn decorations recipients

Southern All Stars frontman Keisuke Kuwata and world-renowned sushi chef Jiro Ono are among the 755 recipients of this year’s autumn decorations, government officials said Saturday. The Medal with Purple Ribbon, for contributions to academia, the arts and sport, has been awarded to eight ...