Dec 29, 2013

Small firms lack contingency plans for major earthquake in Tokyo

While major businesses are prepared to keep their head offices running if a huge earthquake strikes Tokyo, smaller businesses are lagging with their contingency plans, posing a threat to the supply chains of the big manufacturers. The Central Disaster Management Council says there is ...

Preparation gives Kyoto chef a winning touch

Dec 19, 2013

Preparation gives Kyoto chef a winning touch

by Akira Takahashi

Kenji Miura, chef at the French restaurant Beaux Sejours in the Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto, is known for his refined preparatory work that has made the 48-year-old a winner in domestic and international cooking contests. Miura headed a team of six Japanese chefs in ...

Apps helping couples organize their big day

Oct 15, 2013

Apps helping couples organize their big day

by Shinichi Tokuda

Marriage is a major event in one’s life but preparing for it can be bothersome. To help couples make their preparations easier, many wedding service companies in Japan are now offering computer software and smartphone applications to make organizing the big day easier. The ...