Tochigi ramen voted Japan's best highway rest area food

Sep 27, 2016

Tochigi ramen voted Japan's best highway rest area food

Yuzushio ramen, a speciality from Tochigi Prefecture, won top prize in the country’s first contest of dishes served up at the nation’s michi no eki (highway rest stations). The “Michi-1 Grand Prix” rated 20 food items from michi no eki in 18 prefectures. The ...

Kumamoto ramen chain serves up bowls for evacuees

Apr 21, 2016

Kumamoto ramen chain serves up bowls for evacuees

About 1,000 people formed long lines in the cold night air Monday at a shelter in the quake-hit town of Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture, to get a warm bowl of ramen noodles. “Thank you,” one evacuee said with a smile. Another said: “This will keep ...