Ministry looks to issue 'black belts' in Japanese cuisine

Jul 2, 2015

Ministry looks to issue 'black belts' in Japanese cuisine

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry plans to establish a system to certify chefs who cook Japanese food abroad. The system will grade chefs on their cooking skills, sanitary knowledge and understanding of food culture and issue “dan” ranks like martial arts schools do ...

Ochikeron

| Apr 3, 2015

Ochikeron

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Ochikeron, a Tokyo-based YouTuber, has transformed her kitchen into a studio as she uploads Japanese cooking videos introducing easy and quick-to-prepare recipes for viewers. She began her YouTube channel, which now has close to 600,000 subscribers, right after the Great East Japan Earthquake — ...

Chefs from eight countries battle to win Japanese food contest

Jan 30, 2015

Chefs from eight countries battle to win Japanese food contest

Chefs from eight countries participated in a Japanese cooking contest Friday in Kyoto to see who could had the best offerings in “washoku,” or traditional Japanese cuisine. A total of 110 people from 27 countries and regions applied to compete in the event, which ...

Roppongi Hills cooks up ideas for kids

Jul 29, 2014

Roppongi Hills cooks up ideas for kids

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Cooking with others is a win-win situation. It not only can help foster family togetherness but it also teaches children that preparing food is not simply a chore, it’s a useful activity that can be fun. This summer, the Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo ...

Recipe site whips up English version

Aug 20, 2013

Recipe site whips up English version

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Authentic recipes of homemade meals that are rarely tasted at Japanese restaurants are a subject of interest to many outsiders. For those who want to know what’s cooked daily in the kitchens of ordinary Japanese households and even want to know how to cook ...