Local fare on menu at Oita fest

Aug 22, 2013

Local fare on menu at Oita fest

by Magdalena Osumi

To enhance the taste and healthfulness of local delicacies, residents of Oita are said to dip fish in sauce flavored with a locally grown, mildly sour Kabosu lime juice. This weekend, people in Oita will get a chance to savor the summer abundance of ...

Sep 23, 2011

To the brink of worst case

More than six months since the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant started, people not directly affected by it appear to be gradually losing their acute concern about the crisis. Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s recent interviews with mass ...

Aug 2, 2011

Reform of prosecution

The Supreme Public Prosecutors Office on July 8 announced reform of the special investigation squads, which exist at the district public prosecutors offices in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. The reform was prompted by recent irregular events involving investigators of such squads, which have contributed ...

Jul 26, 2011

Ensure food safety

On July 8, radioactive cesium in excess of the provisional government limit was detected in beef from a cow shipped from Minami Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, to a Tokyo slaughterhouse. Later beef from 10 other cows from the city was found to have been contaminated ...