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The cherished staples of Japanese dining tables, such as umeboshi, dried fish, kimchi, and mentaiko, are now facing a crisis. The issue stems from the Food Sanitation Law, which was revised six years ago. The catalyst for this change was a food poisoning outbreak in 2012, linked to lightly pickled Chinese cabbage, which resulted in the deaths of eight people in Sapporo and other cities.

Sushiro, the conveyor belt sushi chain, unveiled its new line of desserts to the press on May 29, targeting Gen Z customers in their teens and twenties.

In Fukuoka City's Nakasu, there's a bar where you can enjoy a drink while receiving life advice from an active monk. This unique establishment, standing out in Kyushu's largest entertainment district, offers a moment of peace to those troubled by life's challenges.

Onigiri specialty stores are experiencing a surprising surge in popularity in Japan, attracting new businesses and entries from different industries across the country.

A pair of premium melons from Yubari City in northern Japan has fetched 3 million yen in the first auction of the year. That's about 19,000 dollars. The luxury fruit is a popular gift in the country. (NHK)

On May 22, 'New Matcha Day,' reporters headed to Asakusa and found a long line of foreign tourists! Their order of choice? "Number Seven." What exactly is this popular item?

In cities and tourist spots across Japan, foreign tourists can be seen devouring Japanese snacks. Now, many traditional products are evolving to cater to the inbound tourist market. We explored why foreign tourists are so enchanted by Japanese snacks.

In the heart of Ginza lies the upscale sushi restaurant 'Toryumon,' known for serving sushi that costs 27,500 yen at its nearby flagship store for just 4,980 yen using the same ingredients. The primary reason for this affordability is that the restaurant serves as a training ground for young apprentice chefs.