Tag - meat



Workers prepare processed crickets at Hygente Technology in Shinjo, Yamagata Prefecture, in November.
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Apr 8, 2024
Next-gen protein sources explored as meat replacements in Tohoku
While proponents tout the benefits of edible insects and plant-based meat, getting consumers to change their eating habits remains an uphill task.
A woman grills a piece of beef at a barbeque restaurant in Yokohama. Greenhouse gas emissions from food amount to a third of all human-caused emissions.
Jan 28, 2024
The complicated balance between health and climate in the Japanese diet
In Japan, people with higher-emitting diets also tend to eat healthier, raising questions for the health- and environment-conscious consumer.
A hamburger using boar meat
Jan 7, 2024
Japanese ministry promotes game meat consumption
The amount of game meat used at restaurants in Japan rose by 1.6-fold to 2,085 tons in fiscal 2022 from six years earlier.
Turkey and other meat at a grocery store in Chicago
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
Nov 26, 2023
Eat less meat is message for rich world in food’s net-zero plan
The global food systems’ road map to 1.5 Celsius is expected to be published by the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization next month.
Beyond Meat plant-based burger patties for sale at a plant-based grocery store in Hong Kong in June 2019.
Jul 21, 2023
The coming disruption of animal production
It will be easier to persuade people to avoid meat from animals if they can eat meat and other animal products that taste like those they know, but do not require raising animals.
Japan Times
Jul 21, 2023
The coming disruption of animal food production is almost here
It will be easier to persuade people to avoid meat from animals if they can eat meat and other animal products that taste like those they know but do not require raising animals.
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2023
To all those lab meat skeptics: Please, just stay out of the way
Europe is doing it again — stigmatizing scientific innovations, such as with lab-grown meat, that will be crucial to our future food supply.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 9, 2023
Japanese firm launches foie gras alternative using chicken liver
NH Foods uses a production technique that uses chicken liver, which typically sees a drop in demand during the cold season, to mimic the distinct taste and texture of the pricey delicacy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 2, 2023
Japanese researcher pushes the boundaries of lab-grown 'real' meat
Numerous hurdles will need to be overcome before such meat is commercially available, including technological, social and legal barriers.
Japan Times
Jan 29, 2023
Disappearing barbecues show global beef demand is under pressure
Even as inflation cools, all signs point to continued pressure this year, especially in some of the world’s most carnivorous nations.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 25, 2023
Lab-grown meat moves closer to American dinner plates
Executives at cultivated meat companies are optimistic that meat grown in massive steel vats could be on the menu within months after one company won the go-ahead from a key regulator.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Nov 21, 2022
Prized marbled wagyu at crossroads as industry shifts focus to fat quality
With the graying of the population and increasing health consciousness, a growing number of consumers are preferring lean meat.
Japan Times
Oct 10, 2022
Kishida vows measures to boost wagyu exports
In Kirishima, Kishida attended the prize-giving ceremony of a national wagyu contest, dubbed the Wagyu Olympics, which brought together 440 cattle from 41 prefectures.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 11, 2022
Meat ads go on the chopping block in the Netherlands
A thick, juicy burger, a prime cut of marbled steak — both off the menu when it comes to advertising in one Dutch city outside Amsterdam.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Aug 21, 2022
In a tense political moment, Taiwanese cuisine tells its own story
Taiwan's political standing often overshadows its culinary identity. These chefs and restaurateurs are trying to change that.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Longform
Aug 8, 2022
What will it take for Japan to embrace plant-based meat?
With consumers nationwide becoming more health-conscious, soy-based alternatives to animal-based sources of protein appear to be growing on Japan.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2022
Cutting China’s pork prices means reining in millions of farmers
A surge in the cost of China's staple meat has officials worried about inflation, which grew faster than expected in June.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / THE RECIPE BOX
Jul 10, 2022
Recipe: Laotian lettuce wraps
Light and fresh, this Southeast Asian favorite works as a party snack and a full meal.
Japan Times
Jul 10, 2022
From the Andes to Akasaka, Maz stands apart
With Maz, Tokyo gains a stunning jewel of Peruvian cuisine.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2022
Recipe: Panfried ginger pork
Savory pork and fresh ginger as a way to beat the heat? According to Japanese culinary tradition, yes.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan