JR East to sell boxed 'ekiben' meals in Paris

Feb 6, 2016

JR East to sell boxed 'ekiben' meals in Paris

East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) said it will start selling ekiben (train station boxed meals) in Paris on March 1 to help promote Japan’s food culture, which has grown popular in France. JR East said Friday it will open an outlet at Paris ...

Grand Central launches Japan Week

Mar 21, 2013

Grand Central launches Japan Week

In a push to promote Japanese tourism and culture, the bustling Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan began hosting Japan Week on Tuesday, with food, drinks and nine kinds of “ekiben,” or boxed lunches sold at train stations. The meals, whose name is shorthand for ...