"Washoku," or traditional Japanese cuisine, is now likely to be inscribed on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage.
A UNESCO body that screens cultural asset candidates has recommended that "Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese" be registered as an intangible cultural heritage, Japan's Cultural Affairs Agency said Tuesday.
An intergovernmental panel is seen making a final decision on the listing of the Japanese food cultures at a meeting in Azerbaijan in early December.
In the latest development in the gambling scandal involving Yomiuri Giants players, the Metropolitan Police Department on Friday arrested restaurateur Satoshi Saito, 38, on suspicion of running gambling operations for the purpose of gain and former Giants pitcher Shoki Kasahara, 25, on suspicion of assisting the operations. (the-japan-news.com)
A 28-year-old nursery school teacher who forced a 4-year-old boy to eat fried chicken covered with wasabi and recorded it on her smartphone, has received a suspended sentence from the Tokyo District Court. (Japan Today)