Japan Pavilion wins best exhibition prize at world expo

National Oct 31, 2015

Japan Pavilion wins best exhibition prize at world expo

The Japan Pavilion received the gold prize for best exhibition Friday at Expo Milan 2015, on the eve of the six-month event's final day. Under the theme of "Harmonious Diversity," the exhibition showcased Japan's traditional culinary culture, including foods cooked with fermentation methods, as well ...

Zen cuisine offers food for thought in Milan

Food & Drink Oct 25, 2015

Zen cuisine offers food for thought in Milan

Vegan cuisine from a Zen Buddhist temple in Japan was sampled Saturday at the Japan Pavilion in the food-themed world exposition in Milan. Ryuju Muramatsu from Eiheiji in Fukui Prefecture, one of the Soto Zen school's two head temples, demonstrated how to make one of ...

Japan's food diversity key theme at Milan expo

National Apr 28, 2015

Japan's food diversity key theme at Milan expo

by Kayo Mimizuka

Most people would think of sushi, tempura and ramen when it comes to Japanese food, but advocates of the nation's cuisine say its culinary culture has many more unique dimensions. Now this diversity will be on display for six months when the northern Italian city ...

Venice Biennale lays down the past

Style & Design Jun 16, 2014

Venice Biennale lays down the past

by Julian Worrall

The Venice Architecture Biennale, first staged in 1980 and recurring every two years, has grown to become the world's largest and most influential gathering of architectural thought leaders. The event has come to be seen as providing a global snapshot of contemporary practice and ...