First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Mar 24, 2017

First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Myanmar's first Japanese food court opened this week in Yangon under a joint venture between Tokyo-based trading giant Sojitz Corp. and local retail chain City Mart Holdings. Dubbed "Tokyo Dining City," the facility has six restaurants that bring together the authentic culinary arts of Japan ...

New digital exhibit on Japanese cuisine filling visitors' senses

Mar 1, 2017

New digital exhibit on Japanese cuisine filling visitors' senses

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An exhibition in downtown Tokyo is offering unique opportunities to experience washoku (Japanese cuisine) using the five senses in interactive digital displays that allow visitors to follow the scent of soup stock and actually taste traditional dishes. "The Mysterious Restaurant of the Food God" highlights ...

Global elites sample sushi, sake at Japan Night in Davos

Jan 19, 2017

Global elites sample sushi, sake at Japan Night in Davos

More than 500 guests sampled Wagyu beef and sushi made with Uonuma Koshihikari rice Wednesday at an event to promote Japan's produce on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Dishes featuring yellowtail and scallops were also served at Japan Night, held ...

Chef group working to bring 'washoku' to Japan's school lunches

Jan 6, 2017

Chef group working to bring 'washoku' to Japan's school lunches

Chefs specializing in washoku (traditional Japanese dishes) are trying to help schoolchildren appreciate flavors passed down through generations in their school lunches. In March 2014, the year after washoku was added to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, eight chefs launched a group called ...

Jun 4, 2016

N.Y. chef Bouley named Japanese cuisine ambassador

Renowned New York chef David Bouley, whose downtown restaurants include the kaiseki (traditional multi-course cuisine) mainstay Brushstroke, received the honorary title of Japanese cuisine goodwill ambassador on Friday.