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 ...

Right gut bacteria may protect against malnutrition

Feb 19, 2016

Right gut bacteria may protect against malnutrition

Manipulating what kinds of bacteria live in the gut might lead to a new way to treat millions of children suffering chronic malnutrition, says new research that suggests the right microbes can help get the most out of a poor diet. Researchers culled intestinal ...

Feb 18, 2016

Flies threatening Florida's fruit industry have been eradicated

A type of fruit fly that all but shut down south Florida’s $1.6 billion agricultural industry when it was discovered in the state last year has been “successfully eradicated,” authorities said Wednesday. Officials quarantined 97 square miles (250 sq. km) of farmland after the ...

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 ...