Global elites sample sushi, sake at Japan Night in Davos

Jan 19, 2017

Global elites sample sushi, sake at Japan Night in Davos

More than 500 guests sampled Wagyu beef and sushi made with Uonuma Koshihikari rice Wednesday at an event to promote Japan’s produce on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Dishes featuring yellowtail and scallops were also served at Japan Night, ...

Chef group working to bring 'washoku' to Japan's school lunches

Jan 6, 2017

Chef group working to bring 'washoku' to Japan's school lunches

Chefs specializing in washoku (traditional Japanese dishes) are trying to help schoolchildren appreciate flavors passed down through generations in their school lunches. In March 2014, the year after washoku was added to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, eight chefs launched a group ...

Sep 13, 2016

Suntory to lecture on Japanese cuisine at premier U.S. chef college

Food and beverage giant Suntory Holdings Ltd. announced plans Monday to offer lectures on Japanese cuisine at the Culinary Institute of America. Suntory aims to spread the popularity of Japanese food as part of its cultural contribution activities. The cuisine is increasingly in demand ...

Jun 4, 2016

N.Y. chef Bouley named Japanese cuisine ambassador

Renowned New York chef David Bouley, whose downtown restaurants include the kaiseki (traditional multi-course cuisine) mainstay Brushstroke, received the honorary title of Japanese cuisine goodwill ambassador on Friday.

Mar 7, 2016

Yayoi debuts first U.S. 'teishoku' eatery in Palo Alto

Japanese restaurant chain operator Plenus Co. on Friday opened its first Yayoi-brand store in the United States, offering teishoku set meals in Palo Alto, California. Plenus, which is headquartered in Fukuoka, aims to expand its U.S. footprint to offer authentic teishoku amid a boom ...