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Each floor of the Osaka Science Museum shows scientific principles in action. For example, kids can place their hands on the massive cords of metal wire used in industrial power cables, and then operate hand cranks and treadmills to see if they can generate ...

Review excerpt: The core of Tofuya Ukai's premises is a 200-year-old sake brewery transplanted from Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture, massive polished beams, thick-walled warehouse, and all. You are greeted by kimono-clad staff, then ushered through winding passages, past a miniature sake museum with ancient vats and ...

Such is the enlightened policy of Fuglen, the newly opened Tokyo offshoot of one of Oslo's coolest coffee shops. It's in the back streets of Tomigaya, Shibuya Ward, on the site of the short-lived but equally stylish Koz Cafe. Not that you'd recognize it ...

Reivew excerpt: Unusually, Chef Tsuneo Yokota's standard omakase (chef’s special) menu starts out with a simple green salad at Tempura Yokota, just enough to wake up your appetite and taste buds and to occupy you while the condiments are prepared: grated daikon to go ...

The man in charge of the open kitchen is Fumio Yonezawa. The chef, who spent several years at the New York main restaurant, executes the light Asian accents of the Jean-Georges signature dishes with considerable aplomb.

Afuri does wafu ramen for the new generation who prefer quality, flavor and a certain finesse. The broth is light, made with dashi stock and spring water from Tanzawa. The noodles are adorned with thick slices of juicy cha-shu pork that are grilled to order ...

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