Luxury train begins second phase of service in Nagasaki

Nov 1, 2015

Luxury train begins second phase of service in Nagasaki

A luxury train dubbed Aru Ressha (“a certain train”) and operated by Kyushu Railway Co. began the second phase of its service in Kyushu on Sunday. The elegant gold- and black-colored train, officially titled JR Kyushu Sweet Train, will make round-trip runs mostly on weekends between Sasebo and ...

Leading Tokyo restaurants rise in global top-50 ranking

Jun 2, 2015

Leading Tokyo restaurants rise in global top-50 ranking

Japan-based restaurants rose in the ranks of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, which was announced Monday evening in London. Restaurant Narisawa, overseen by chef Yoshihiro Narisawa in Tokyo’s Minami-Aoyama district, placed eighth on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, up from last year’s ...

Japan holds its own among Asia's best

Mar 24, 2015

Japan holds its own among Asia's best

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A day before Asia’s 50 Best 2015 awards ceremony earlier this month, chef Mitsuharu Tsumura (affectionately known as Micha) was up and about making ceviche, a cured seafood dish, at a Peruvian ceviche master class. The Peru-born Japanese chef was in Singapore with members ...

Japan's top chefs grapple with sustainable eating

Mar 6, 2014

Japan's top chefs grapple with sustainable eating

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After the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in Singapore last month, chef Yoshihiro Narisawa was in high spirits, despite the late hour and the tropical February heat. His Tokyo restaurant, the eponymous Narisawa in the Aoyama district, had been named Best Restaurant in ...

Why it matters where our food comes from

| May 31, 2013

Why it matters where our food comes from

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The latest trend in fine dining has nothing to do with molecular gastronomy or pan-Latin fusion: Sustainability is the new order of the day. At the influential World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in London last month, the organizers presented their first Sustainable Restaurant ...