Luxury train begins second phase of service in Nagasaki

Business Nov 1, 2015

Luxury train begins second phase of service in Nagasaki

A luxury train dubbed Aru Ressha ("a certain train") and operated by Kyushu Railway Co. began the second phase of its service in Kyushu on Sunday. The elegant gold- and black-colored train, officially titled JR Kyushu Sweet Train, will make round-trip runs mostly on weekends between Sasebo and Nagasaki ...

Leading Tokyo restaurants rise in global top-50 ranking

Food & Drink Jun 2, 2015

Leading Tokyo restaurants rise in global top-50 ranking

Japan-based restaurants rose in the ranks of the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, which was announced Monday evening in London. Restaurant Narisawa, overseen by chef Yoshihiro Narisawa in Tokyo's Minami-Aoyama district, placed eighth on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, up from last year's 14th ...

Japan holds its own among Asia's best

Food & Drink Mar 24, 2015

Japan holds its own among Asia's best

by Evelyn Chen

A day before Asia's 50 Best 2015 awards ceremony earlier this month, chef Mitsuharu Tsumura (affectionately known as Micha) was up and about making ceviche, a cured seafood dish, at a Peruvian ceviche master class. The Peru-born Japanese chef was in Singapore with members of ...

Japan's top chefs grapple with sustainable eating

Food & Drink Mar 6, 2014

Japan's top chefs grapple with sustainable eating

by Melinda Joe

After the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in Singapore last month, chef Yoshihiro Narisawa was in high spirits, despite the late hour and the tropical February heat. His Tokyo restaurant, the eponymous Narisawa in the Aoyama district, had been named Best Restaurant in ...