Tochigi ramen voted Japan's best highway rest area food

Sep 27, 2016

Tochigi ramen voted Japan's best highway rest area food

Yuzushio ramen, a speciality from Tochigi Prefecture, won top prize in the country’s first contest of dishes served up at the nation’s michi no eki (highway rest stations). The “Michi-1 Grand Prix” rated 20 food items from michi no eki in 18 prefectures. The ...

Japan's first hydro plant wins U.S. award for 125-year history

Sep 13, 2016

Japan's first hydro plant wins U.S. award for 125-year history

Japan’s first commercial hydroelectric plant has won a coveted Milestones award by a U.S.-based organization for its contribution to local modernization, the Kyoto Municipal Government and Kansai Electric Power Co. said. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, which recognizes historic achievements in the ...

Kyoto State Guesthouse begins year-round access for tourists

Jul 21, 2016

Kyoto State Guesthouse begins year-round access for tourists

The Kyoto State Guesthouse opened to the public on Thursday, marking the start of year-round access to the luxurious facility that is used to host foreign heads of state and other government guests. The Japanese-style complex, which features ikebana, giant tapestries and other traditional ...