Tastes of Mt. Fuji

Tokyo is often considered a foodie’s paradise, with Japan’s capital having more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city in the world. From the chaos of Tsukiji Market—where sushi of all types entice both locals and foreigners alike—to cozy izakaya serving yakitori, ramen shops, and vegetarian-friendly restaurants, there seems to be something for everybody. However, if […]

4th Summit Between Abe, Modi: Why Japan and India Are Closer Than Ever

  From September 13 to 14, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be on official visit to India—in Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar, Gujarat—upon the invitation of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.   In this 4th annual summit between the two leaders, they will review the progress of their countries’ “Special Strategic and Global Partnership” and set further directions in […]

Japan’s Transfer of Bullet Train Technology A Mistake. China, Of Course, Has Copied It

  “China’s high speed rail technology is already far better than the Japanese Bullet Train, Shinkansen.” That was how, six years ago, Wang Yongping, head of the Chinese Railway Ministry’s advertising department, refuted allegations of intellectual piracy.   In an interview with China’s state news agency Xinxua on July 7, 2011, he said that Chinese […]