National Apr 14, 2015

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

by Reiji Yoshida

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 ...

National Jul 29, 2014

Kyushu bonito makers set up shop in France

by Singh Supriya

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 ...

National 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 ...