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43 articles published


National Sep 18, 2017

Sydney sees its first Japanese food and beverage expo

Food and drink manufacturers from 15 prefectures showed off their wares Monday at the first-ever Japanese Food and Drink Showcase and Masterclass in Sydney. Sponsored by the Japanese External Trade Organization, the expo was a chance for Japanese exporters to network with Australian restaurateurs. "Although Australians ...

Foreign part-timers at Japan's convenience stores rising

National Sep 18, 2017

Foreign part-timers at Japan's convenience stores rising

The number of non-Japanese part-time workers employed at the three major convenience store chain operators reached about 44,000 in August, a major increase from just 10 years ago. The figure, an estimate based on data provided from franchised outlets of Seven Eleven Japan Co., FamilyMart ...

Wakayama zoo celebrates baby panda Yuihin's first birthday

National Sep 18, 2017

Wakayama zoo celebrates baby panda Yuihin's first birthday

A birthday party for 1-year-old female panda Yuihin was held Monday at Adventure World theme park in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture. Zoo workers gave Yuihin a birthday gift of a pink ice cake shaped into a "1." Yuihin, weighing 26.6 kg, has grown well and already has ...

Pop-up Tokyo restaurant highlights dementia awareness

National Sep 18, 2017

Pop-up Tokyo restaurant highlights dementia awareness

Diners have no complaints about the service at a pop-up restaurant in central Tokyo where the 17 waiters and waitresses all suffer from dementia. The Restaurant of Order Mistakes — a play on the title of a classic Japanese children's book, "The Restaurant of Many ...

Ozeki Goeido takes sole lead at Autumn sumo tournament

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 18, 2017

Ozeki Goeido takes sole lead at Autumn sumo tournament

Ozeki Goeido won his eighth straight bout at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday to take sole lead and secure his status in sumo's second-highest rank. Goeido (8-1), who would have faced demotion with a losing record in the 15-day event, appeared uncharacteristically cautious ...

Kubo scores first goal of season

Soccer Sep 18, 2017

Kubo scores first goal of season

Japan striker Yuya Kubo netted his first goal of the season to help Gent win 2-0 at Oostende in the Belgian first division Sunday. Kubo opened the scoring in the 31st minute at Versluys Arena after Oostende keeper Mike Vanhamel came out to challenge Mamadou ...