Apr 14, 2015

Government calls Taiwan's food-labeling move 'regrettable'


The government on Tuesday called Taiwan's plan to tighten regulations on Japanese food imports because of fears of radioactive contamination "extremely regrettable." The top government spokesman called on Taipei to use what he called "scientific findings" in drafting its rules. "So far we have explained safety ...

Jul 29, 2014

Kyushu bonito makers set up shop in France


A group of traditional "katsuobushi" dried bonito flake makers in Kyushu will set up a factory in France and start production next year, hoping to bring to Europe the the key ingredient for soup stock and dishes in Japanese cuisine. Participating in a food exhibition ...

Jun 24, 2014

Japanese pavilion to showcase 'food for women' at Taipei expo

The Japanese pavilion at this year's Taipei International Food Show will focus on foods that government officials claim are "preferred by women." The Interchange Association, which acts as Japan's de facto mission in Taipei in the absence of official diplomatic relations, said the number of ...

Second wave of 'washoku' wets London

Apr 17, 2014

Second wave of 'washoku' wets London


From small, independent "izakaya" and pop-up ramen bars to high-end Japanese fusion restaurants and takeaway sushi chains, Japanese food can increasingly be found all over London. While it is not yet as popular in Britain as in the United States or Asia — particularly outside ...

Oct 21, 2013

'Oishii Japan' food fete held in India

Food-related events highlighting Japanese cuisine kicked off Friday in New Delhi and in Mumbai, following the opening ceremony for "Oishii Japan" at the Japanese Embassy in Delhi on Thursday evening. The fair — organized by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry in cooperation with the ...