Restaurant industry opposes total smoking ban ahead of 2020 Olympics

Jan 12, 2017

Restaurant industry opposes total smoking ban ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japanese restaurant industry groups on Thursday voiced opposition to a total ban on smoking in restaurants following moves to further combat passive smoking ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. At a meeting in Tokyo of industry organizations, participants expressed concern that a ...

Danish supermarket offers fresh take on expired food

Nov 27, 2016

Danish supermarket offers fresh take on expired food

A supermarket in Copenhagen selling surplus food has proved to be so popular it recently opened a second store. After launching in the gritty inner city district of Amager earlier this year, the Wefood project earlier this month drew a long line as it ...

Taiwan's tea entrepreneurs brew up new twists on tradition

Aug 21, 2016

Taiwan's tea entrepreneurs brew up new twists on tradition

Cheap instant “bubble tea” has become one of Taiwan’s best-known culinary exports. Now a new wave of entrepreneurs hopes a high-end modern take on traditional brews will also be sipped worldwide. Taiwan has been producing tea for more than 200 years, and a cup ...

McDonald's Japan returned to profitability in January-June half

Aug 9, 2016

McDonald's Japan returned to profitability in January-June half

McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) is reporting a group net profit of ¥158 million for the January-June half, returning to profitability after years of slumping sales triggered by food safety scandals. The Japanese unit of the global fast-food chain posted a group operating profit of ...

Jun 22, 2016

Diners at Michelin-starred Japan eatery get food poisoning

A Michelin-starred restaurant in Japan has been ordered to shut temporarily after 14 people got food-poisoning on a fancy Japanese-style meal. The Kanagawa Prefectural Government said officials were investigating after six men and eight women complained of diarrhea and stomach pains after eating at ...