Kate Krader
For Kate Krader's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Daniel Calvert accepted the award for Asia's best eatery on behalf of Sezanne, a French restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 31, 2024
Tokyo's Sezanne reigns supreme as Asia's best restaurant
Against the best restaurants Asia has to offer, Japan captured nine of the top 50 spots.
The pandemic forced Rene Redzepi and Noma to adjust their 2023 pop-up from autumn to spring. Later this year, the restaurant will be returning to Kyoto to execute its preferred fall menu.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 6, 2024
Rene Redzepi is bringing Noma back to Kyoto this fall
One of the world's best chefs just can't seem to stay away from Japan's ancient capital.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Top 5
Feb 23, 2023
Tokyo’s luxury sushi restaurants go casual with budget spinoffs
Don't feel like shelling out ¥50,000 for a dinner? You're not the only one. High-end sushi restaurants are offering more affordable options at satellite spots.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 4, 2019
Husband-wife trading duo bets big on sake's future in U.S.
When Yumiko Munekyo was a vice president at Nomura Holdings Inc. in 2011, she would take clients to upscale sushi spots around Manhattan. They'd invariably order junmai daiginjō, the highest grade of sake and also usually the priciest, but not always the most interesting or appropriate.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Oct 14, 2017
Shake Shack experiments with automated order kiosks in U.S.
Beloved burger chain Shake Shack recently announced plans to use automated kiosks in lieu of employees to take orders at its new Astor Place location in New York.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 10, 2017
When it comes to restaurants, people steal the darndest things
Since time immemorial, silverware has found a way to walk out of dining rooms. But the golden age of modern restaurant theft occurred in the early 2000s.


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