Eduardo Martinez
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Located in Tokyo's trendy Harajuku district, Bepocah serves traditional Peruvian fare with a 'personal touch.'
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 7, 2024
The rising appeal of Peruvian-Japanese Nikkei cuisine
After 150 years of ties, restauranteurs and members of the Peruvian-Japanese community are also reflecting on how their culinary traditions have evolved.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2023
Short film festival celebrates 25th anniversary with a post-pandemic focus
Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia will showcase 270 works and, for the first time in three years, the festival is bringing filmmakers back to Tokyo for the event.
Japan Times
May 7, 2023
Japan faces uphill battle to ensure food security
The war in Ukraine and subsequent shocks to global supply chains served as another reminder of Japan's vulnerability to external conflicts.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 5, 2023
Silkworm sashimi, soy sauce locusts: Japan's edible insect metamorphosis
Companies are investing, chefs are creating and restaurants are opening, but will diners bite on insect cuisine?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 8, 2022
Life goes on for people in Japan with HIV, but health care issues persist
More than 33,500 people in Japan were living with HIV or AIDS at the end of 2021, according to a health ministry committee.
Japan Times
Nov 11, 2022
Nearly 60% in Japan unaware or unclear about relaxed mask guidelines
The survey found that 18.4% of respondents had no knowledge the guidance, issued in May, even existed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 4, 2022
Monkeypox challenge for Japan is not just disease but stigma, too
The WHO has stressed the disease is not only transmitted through sex, and that anybody, regardless of sexual orientation, can be infected.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 7, 2022
Record number of women and LGBTQ election hopefuls run to shake up Japan politics
Out of 545 candidates, 181 women are campaigning in the triennial elections, attempting to win one of the 125 seats up for grabs in the 248-seat Upper House.
Japan Times
May 17, 2022
Japanese aid for Indian islets carries China 'strategic overtone,' experts say
The u00a54.02 billion ($31 million) in aid comes as Japan and India have been promoting a 'free and open Indo-Pacific.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jan 18, 2022
Tokyo same-sex partnership plans highlight road ahead for LGBTQ rights
If proposals go ahead, more than half the country could be covered by agreements providing for some form of inclusive relationship certification.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Nov 21, 2021
Christmas tree dress brings festive spirit to Tokyo hotel
What if, instead of dumping your Christmas tree on the curb after you're done with it, you could wear it out for an evening or two?


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on