Adaptation vital in changing world

| Jan 21, 2015

Adaptation vital in changing world

by Sayuri Daimon

Kiyoshi Kurokawa, a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and former chairman of the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission, says the world is currently experiencing the most dramatic shift since the Industrial Revolution in the 18th ...

| Jan 21, 2015

New concerns appear on Global Agenda 2015

Based on a survey of almost 1,800 experts from the World Economic Forum's Network of Global Agenda Councils, as well as other communities within the forum, on what they believe will preoccupy leaders over the coming 12 to 18 months, the Outlook on the ...

| Jan 21, 2015

Exhibition examines Swiss design

Venue: Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery Date: Through March 29 As one of the events that cap the yearlong commemoration of 150 years of Japan-Switzerland relations, this exhibition titled "Swiss Design" traces the country's design from the 19th century to today, showcasing Swiss contributions to products, ...

Carrying on 'washi' paper tradition

| Jan 21, 2015

Carrying on 'washi' paper tradition

"Washi," or traditional Japanese handmade paper, was officially added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list last November. It is a remarkable accomplishment that the nation's traditional culture has achieved such recognition for the second year in a row, following the inclusion of "washoku" traditional ...

Spreading culture through cuisine

| Jan 21, 2015

Spreading culture through cuisine

by Mayumi Koyama

"One of the easiest and most effective ways to understand a culture is through its food," said Yoshiko Nishihama, owner of Zurich's Nishi Shop, a store specializing in Japanese imports and an affiliated company of Japan Restaurant Bimi in Zurich. "That's why, as representatives ...

Sake: Best drink for 'washoku'

| Jan 21, 2015

Sake: Best drink for 'washoku'

by Makiko Itoh

What are good alcoholic beverages to enjoy with "washoku," traditional Japanese cuisine? While beer, shochu and even whisky and wine are popular choices, the best match by far is sake, the national beverage of Japan. After all, washoku has been developed over many centuries ...