Category: Food

Top 10 at-work pranks that get employees fired in Japan

Summer wave of "part-timer terror" Part-time workers at convenience stores and fast-food outlets in Japan have been pulling stunts at work and posting photos of their pranks on twitter, Facebook and blogs. Embarrassed companies are issuing apologies and closing shops to clean up equipment and restock shelves tainted by the so called  "baito tero" –

Top 50 radiation-contaminated foods in Japan 2011

Japan’s national provisional safety limit for levels of radioactive cesium in food is 500 becquerels per kilogram. Let’s Japan reviewed food-test data issued by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare covering the period from March 1, 2011 – Dec. 21, 2011.   Highest becquerels per kilogram levels     Becquerels/kg     Cesium-134 Cesium-137

Real life in Tokyo following Fukushima and the earthquake

Shoppers in Tokyo, March 25, 2011   We’ve been having some troubles here in Japan.  Maybe you’ve heard. I’ve written some articles about the earthquake and the coverage of the tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear reactors. You can read my reports here: March 25, 2011 Op-Ed: Tokyo OK, foreign media’s sensational coverage shameful March 16,

Meisters Eat Drink Drive Relax

In addition to the experts you can expect expect to find in Japan – such as  "rice meisters" – enterprises in many other fields are offering original in-house qualification courses. Employees attend courses in order to obtain "meister" certification. Local governments, business and trade associations, organizations, private extended learning and continuing education schools are also

Fast Food Burger Chains Bring Beef Home

  Fast food hamburger chain Freshness Burger becomes the second big burger business to expand its delivery service. Freshness Burger started delivering from one outlet in Saitama, Japan  in 2007. Currently 54 Freshness Burger outlets in Japan deliver. There is a two-burger minimum order and delivery costs JPY 300. Orders can be placed via website

Mcdonald’s Retro Ad Bewitched Lookalike

  [flashvideo filename=http://letsjapan.mark-weitzman.com/wp-content/uploads/flash/Mcdonalds-Japan-Bewitched-TV-commercial.flv /] A new Mcdonald’s TV commercial depicts a 1960’s American scenario that seems to be featuring the witch Samantha from the TV show Bewitched. In the ad, "Samantha" serves a single Quarter Pounder Bacon & BBQ burger to a birthday party consisting of 6 kids. Her husband "Darren" and another woman (possibly