Oct 31, 2015

House Foods to make Ichibanya a subsidiary

House Foods Group Inc. said it will spend about ¥30.1 billion on raising its equity stake in curry restaurant operator Ichibanya Co. to 51 percent from 19.5 percent. House Foods said Friday the tender offer for Ichibanya shares will be launched Monday for ¥6,000 ...

Apr 18, 2014

MSDF armada masses; first order is curry contest

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One key mission of a group of 15 Maritime Self-Defense Force warships, including four of the nation’s six state-of-the-art Aegis destroyers, is generating a nationwide buzz on the Internet. The ships will gather Saturday at the MSDF base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. Why so ...

'Curry town' to host a festival

May 10, 2013

'Curry town' to host a festival

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The city of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, is known by many as “curry town.” The port city claims that the curry rice dish that is commonly consumed in Japan spread from its kitchens, as it had a close connection to the Imperial Japanese Navy, which ...