Tag - wasabi



A research has found that hexaraphane — a component found in wasabi — helps improve the episodic and working memories of elderly people.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 26, 2023
Wasabi effective in improving memory of elderly: study
In addition to known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, new research indicates improvements in episodic and working memories.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Jan 27, 2019
The last 2018 concept winners
Now 2019 is in full swing, On: Design takes a final look at a few of 2018's end of year noteworthy prizewinners.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Dec 8, 2018
Yuzu is Britain's in-vogue citrus fruit
The Japanese yuzu citrus fruit has become so popular and expensive in Britain that people have started to grow their own.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2017
Okinawa salt beef wasabi chips: For those who like heat in the summer
Sometimes, you have to stack as many signs of summer onto your product as possible. Snack producer Yamayoshi is celebrating the hotter months of the year with a special-edition potato chip tied to Japan's southern islands. Their Okinawa salt wasabi beef offering hit store shelves at the start of last week and, as the name implies, adds a tropical twist to their signature spicy, beef-flavored chip. This limited-run creation (¥220) is only found in convenience stores, and is around for the next two months.
Japan Times
Oct 3, 2016
Osaka sushi chain sorry for spiking foreigners' orders with excess wasabi, denies ill intent
A sushi chain in Osaka Prefecture has apologized for serving fish with excessive wasabi to foreign customers but denied that any ill intent or discrimination was behind the stunt.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 24, 2016
English wasabi could put the heat on Japanese chefs
Wasabi, according to the late food writer Shizuo Tsuji, grows best on the banks of cold, clear streams.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 18, 2016
Nursery school employee held for allegedly force-feeding boy wasabi-laced chicken
A nursery school employee who appeared to take sadistic pleasure from allegedly force-feeding a small boy fried chicken covered in the pungent condiment paste wasabi, was arrested on assault charges Thursday.
Japan Times
Mar 17, 2015
Wild wasabi proves a warrior ingredient in many a dish
The pungent green wasabi is native to Japan, as its botanical name Eutrema japonicum indicates.
Japan Times
Oct 14, 2014
Wasabi crafts sounds of old Japan into something new
Wasabi "Wasabi 2" (Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation)


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores