Japan's top barista ready to defend title

Food & Drink Mar 23, 2016

Japan's top barista ready to defend title

A 27-year-old woman crowned as Japan's best drip coffee barista is preparing to defend her title against the country's top brew makers. Yuka Takahashi, who beat all comers at last year's Japan Hand Drip Championship, will participate in a preliminary round of the 2016 tournament ...

Expert calls for competition in renewable energy feed-in tariff system

National Oct 15, 2014

Expert calls for competition in renewable energy feed-in tariff system

A member of an advisory panel to the industry ministry is calling on the government to introduce market competition in its feed-in tariff scheme to promote renewable energy by giving preferential treatment to solar power suppliers offering low-priced electricity. Kenji Yamaji, who heads a subcommittee ...

National Dec 10, 2013

Japan aims to double farm exports by 2020

The Abe administration says it will double agricultural exports to \1 trillion by 2020, strengthening the farm industry despite the threat of fierce competition once Japan opens its markets more to foreign products under free trade accords.