National Jul 12, 2016

Taiwan, city of Gotemba sign banana deal

Taiwan's Council of Agriculture and Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, have signed a letter of intent to cooperate on the city's school lunch program in a new cooperation model meant to strengthen ties between the two sides. Gotemba Mayor Yohei Wakabayashi said Tuesday he hopes the cooperation ...

No brown bagging it for students

Reference | EXPLAINER Jan 27, 2009

No brown bagging it for students

by Natsuko Fukue

Safe, healthy, tasty. That's the goal of "kyushoku" (school lunches) that are distributed nationwide. Although the government originally introduced school lunches to help specific children mired in poverty, they spread to schools nationwide after World War II in order to improve health and to teach ...