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Japan to extend best-before dates for pork to help exports

Business Jul 16, 2018

Japan to extend best-before dates for pork to help exports

The government is discussing plans to extend best-before dates for pork products to boost their export numbers, according to sources. The best-before periods for Japanese pork products are shorter than those for products from other nations, making a dent in their export competitiveness. The agriculture ...

Throwback time for fashion leads to innovation

Style & Design Nov 26, 2017

Throwback time for fashion leads to innovation

by Samuel Thomas

As regular followers of Japanese fashion can attest, the industry can be seen as somewhat flirtatious, dallying with new debutantes, another sister brand, another collaboration, another short-term "limited shop" or another retail concept that makes the news but doesn't really change the game. It is ...

First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Business 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

Art Mar 1, 2017

New digital exhibit on Japanese cuisine filling visitors' senses

by Mai Iida

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 ...