Katsuhiko Osamura

For Katsuhiko Osamura's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Ex-diplomat an ambassador for Portuguese food

National Dec 8, 2006

Ex-diplomat an ambassador for Portuguese food

A former Portuguese diplomat has settled in Japan and is now a new type of ambassador -- one for his country's cuisine. Eduardo Mira Batista, 50, says his restaurant, Portugalia, which opened in July in Osaka's busy Kita Ward, is the first to offer authentic ...

National Jul 5, 2002

Philosophy molded from Bizen pottery

Beads of sweat form on the forehead of Chizuru Akiya, 34, as she loads pine into a kiln under the watchful eye of her teacher, American potter Donna Gilliss. "That was good timing," Gilliss said, remarking on the pace of the fire being stoked. "High temperatures ...