Pork, potatoes, pottery Kagoshima's mainstays

National | PREFECTURAL FARE Mar 15, 2003

Pork, potatoes, pottery Kagoshima's mainstays

by Eriko Arita

Kagoshima Yurakukan, a local-specialities complex taking up three floors of a building in Tokyo's Yurakucho district, has been attracting health-conscious consumers with its products from Kagoshima Prefecture. Takuro Matsunami, manager of the food shop on the first floor, said consumer trends regarding food have changed ...

Miyazaki's Tokyo foothold a success story

National | PREFECTURAL FARE Mar 8, 2003

Miyazaki's Tokyo foothold a success story

by Nao Shimoyachi

Shuji Yoshida, joint owner of Miyazaki Konne, is all smiles when asked how things are at the Miyazaki Prefecture satellite shop. In Tokyo's Shinjuku district, the bright, glass-walled store matches the image of the generally warm-weather prefecture and welcomes between 3,000 and 5,000 customers a ...

Kumamoto citrus in Ginza air

National | PREFECTURAL FARE Mar 1, 2003

Kumamoto citrus in Ginza air

by Kaho Shimizu

Shoppers on Sotobori Street, in Tokyo's fashionable Ginza shopping district, may have been surprised by a sweet scent of citrus hanging in the air. The refreshing smell can be traced to the first floor of Ginza Kumamoto-kan and its huge pile of "banpeiyu" which are ...