Firms promote Japanese cuisine at export fair in Chiba

Oct 11, 2017

Firms promote Japanese cuisine at export fair in Chiba

A three-day trade show featuring Japanese food opened Wednesday in Chiba, aiming to help expand exports of farm and fisheries products at a time when washoku (Japanese cuisine) is gaining popularity overseas among health-conscious consumers. More than 1,000 buyers from 66 countries and regions are ...

Orthorexia: When 'healthy eating' ends up making you sick

/ Oct 8, 2017

Orthorexia: When 'healthy eating' ends up making you sick

People, it seems, have never been so afraid of their food — and, say some experts, an obsession with healthy eating may paradoxically be endangering lives. Twenty-nine-year-old Frenchwoman Sabrina Debusquat recounts how, over 18 months, she became a vegetarian, then a vegan — eschewing eggs, ...

Bigeye tuna prices surging in Japan amid short supply, tightened catch rules

Oct 8, 2017

Bigeye tuna prices surging in Japan amid short supply, tightened catch rules

Wholesale prices for popular frozen bigeye tuna, widely seen at supermarkets and kaitenzushi (conveyor-belt sushi restaurants) throughout Japan, are surging amid poor catches and tough international fishing regulations. Wholesalers and retailers are concerned that low-priced tuna will become unavailable in the country. Bigeye tuna has ...

/ Oct 6, 2017

Pocky, Pretz, KitKat go upmarket in Japan to woo adults

Major confectioners have drawn keen interest by upgrading their popular candies with a bit of a gourmet twist. These limited-edition sweets, typically geared toward adults, are made with special ingredients and sold at select locations, including department stores. Many people treat themselves to the snacks perhaps ...

Sep 18, 2017

Sydney sees its first Japanese food and beverage expo

Food and drink manufacturers from 15 prefectures showed off their wares Monday at the first-ever Japanese Food and Drink Showcase and Masterclass in Sydney. Sponsored by the Japanese External Trade Organization, the expo was a chance for Japanese exporters to network with Australian restaurateurs. "Although Australians ...