Yoshinoya aims to beef up 'udon' noodle restaurant business

Dec 30, 2015

Yoshinoya aims to beef up 'udon' noodle restaurant business

Yoshinoya Holdings Co. President Yasutaka Kawamura has highlighted the group’s intention to enhance the operations of its udon noodle restaurant subsidiary Hanamaru Inc. In an interview, he said if Hanamaru achieves about half the sales of gyudon (shredded beef on rice) restaurant operator Yoshinoya ...

Fukuoka awash with hina dolls, hidden temples

Mar 14, 2015

Fukuoka awash with hina dolls, hidden temples

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My daughter, having a little girl’s predilection for princesses, turns out to be an excellent spotter of kids in kimono. “Look Mama, another one!” she whispers to me and my friend Elaine excitedly, as we make our way down the back alleys of Yanagawa, ...