Yoshinoya to revive pork bowls after four-year hiatus

Mar 31, 2016

Yoshinoya to revive pork bowls after four-year hiatus

Yoshinoya Holdings Co. said Wednesday that it will resume selling butadon (pork-on-rice dishes) from April 6 more than four years after the dishes were removed from its menu. Yoshinoya, which runs gyudon (beef-on-rice bowl) restaurants, is expanding its menu in a bid to halt ...

Aug 31, 2015

Muslim man on hunger strike after immigration gives him pork

The immigration control office in Yokohama erroneously provided a Muslim man in detention with pork, contrary to the dietary doctrine of his religion, prompting him to launch a hunger strike, officials said. The man, who was being detained for deportation procedures, found bacon in ...

May 27, 2015

Health ministry to ban restaurants from serving raw pork

The central government will ban restaurants from serving raw pork starting in mid-June, following a similar ban in 2012 on beef liver, the health ministry said Wednesday. Restaurants have increasingly turned to pork after the ban on raw beef liver. The ministry said it ...

Sep 10, 2014

Japan, U.S. see little progress in TPP farm tariff talks

Japan and the United States made only “very limited” progress in two days of working-level talks over Tokyo’s proposed exceptions to tariff abolition for key farm products under the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a Japanese official said Wednesday. “We were not able to make as much ...