DNA provides farmers with a faster way to improve tea cultivation

National Nov 7, 2020

DNA provides farmers with a faster way to improve tea cultivation

Domestic researchers have succeeded in predicting the amounts of functional components such as caffeine and catechins that are contained in Japanese tea, based on the genetic information of young tea leaves. Researchers from Shizuoka University and others were able to predict the component levels in ...

Coronavirus putting traditional Japanese customs on hold

National Mar 7, 2020

Coronavirus putting traditional Japanese customs on hold

The spread of the new coronavirus across Japan is forcing many people to temporarily abandon some of the country's traditional customs. Amid fears of infection, many are refraining from drinking powdered green tea from shared bowls during tea ceremonies. Meanwhile, Kochi Prefecture on Thursday called on ...

Kirin Beverage recalls 4.3 million bottles of green tea

Business / Corporate Nov 19, 2019

Kirin Beverage recalls 4.3 million bottles of green tea

Kirin Beverage Co. has announced a recall of about 4.3 million bottles of Kirin Nama-cha Decaf green tea because some bottles may have not been sealed properly. The lips of some bottles may have been damaged during the manufacturing process, Kirin said Monday. Subject to the ...