Japanese food fad lifts ceramic grinding disks

National | CHUBU CONNECTION Nov 7, 2016

Japanese food fad lifts ceramic grinding disks

Ceramic grinding wheels produced by Noritake Co. in Nagoya, usually used to cut or grind metal and glass, are gaining unexpected attention thanks to the increasing popularity of Japanese food in other countries. Demand for grinding wheels is expected to expand at home and abroad ...

Agency issues warning over children swallowing Setsubun beans

National Feb 2, 2016

Agency issues warning over children swallowing Setsubun beans

Ahead of Setsubun on Wednesday, the day to celebrate the beginning of spring, the Consumer Affairs Agency has warned parents to guard against small children accidentally swallowing soybeans. People customarily throw and eat roasted soybeans on Setsubun to drive away evil spirits and invite good fortune. However, ...