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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

License Plates Rice Fuji Castle Cloud Shapes

A cloud-shaped license plate issued by Matsuyama City is the first non-rectangular vehicle number plate in Japan. Rice-shaped license plates have been issued by Tome City, and Ueda City has produced a castle-shape number plate. Mount Fuji, Japan’s most famous landmark, is represented in a new rectangular license plate for cars and a mountain-shaped number

Drying Rice Rides Ski Lift

A company that operates a ski resort in Japan regularly uses its chairlift to dry sheaves of rice. The Ishiuchi-Maruyama Resort trademarked the name "Sky Rice" (tenku-mai) for the Koshihikari rice harvested in Minami-Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture. An employee of Japan Lift Service, which runs the resort, suggested the idea. The employee grew up farming rice

Nothing To Eat

Falsified Tainted or Aged? Food safety and mislabeling scandals in Japan, in alphabetical order. Beef Meat Hope president gets 4 years for scam (2008-03-20) SAPPORO (The Asahi Shimbun) – The district court here Wednesday handed a four-year prison term to the president of Meat Hope Co. for defrauding clients and consumers by mislabelling its products…The

Famous Castle in Rice Paddy

Rice planted in June has grown into a likeness of Himeji Castle. Eight varieties of rice that would sprout in differing colors were used in the 90-by-180-meter rice field in Yumesaki village in Hyogo Prefecture. Designed as a tourist attraction, the castle image can be see from a ropeway on a nearby mountain. The seedlings

Olympic Foreign Food Survival Training

No Soy Sauce For You! Olympic training includes more than fitness. Athletes need stamina. Focus. Specialized diets. And, apparently, foreign food survival and utensil adaptation lessons. Every Wednesday, a special menu based on the food that will be available at the Olympic Village in Beijing, is served at Japan’s National Training Center. A sign at