September 18, 2012 |
BEIJING - The worst of the anti-Japanese protests that have swept China in recent days may be over. The financial fallout for the world's second- and third-biggest economies may be just beginning. Japanese-owned factories, restaurants, mini-marts and clothing retailers across China closed en masse Tuesday as protests continued in nearly 100 cities, sparked by a dispute over control of uninhabited islands near Taiwan. Automakers Nissan, Honda, Toyota and Mazda suspended operations at some plants, as did Sony.
March 21, 2011 |
Japan halted some food shipments Monday as officials from the World Health Organization warned that radioactive milk, spinach and other items posed a greater health threat than radioactive materials in the air. Tainted agricultural products turned up over the weekend, with some exceeding government standards for allowable radiation levels. Here's some information on radiation and food safety: How does food become tainted by radiation? Plants can become poisoned when radioactive material enters the soil and is taken up by root systems.
November 4, 2010 |
Of all the things he could have done in life, Kenji Tsukamoto has chosen to grow mold for a living. He is a fourth-generation koji-ya , or artisanal "mold maker," on Sado island on the western coast of Niigata, Japan. It's rare to find a traditional koji-ya in Japan these days. In fact, to make ends meet, Tsukamoto derives his income from two other sources: teaching math to children and working as a nature guide. He is as expert on calculus and the native wildflowers of Sado as he is on mold.
June 18, 2008 |
Dear SOS: Ita-Cho restaurant on Beverly Boulevard makes the best buta kakuni [a Japanese pork dish]. My family just loves it. Any possibility of getting the recipe? Cari Masuda Beverly Hills Dear Cari: Here's a variation on the traditional Japanese braised pork dish that won't take days to prepare.
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August 25, 2007 |
For years, after he had moved back to the old neighborhood, Roy Yoshioka jogged past a slender little restaurant on 1st Street in Boyle Heights. He couldn't imagine it was still open, the place his uncle and aunt had opened more than half a century ago. The place where he watched his mother make sushi for thousands of bento lunch boxes. Then, a few months ago, an old friend invited him to lunch there -- at the last Japanese restaurant in Boyle Heights.
June 27, 2007 |
THE server sets down a porcelain plate and announces, "Potato and cheese croquettes." As I look at the two golf ball-sized croquettes and find myself mesmerized by the bonito flakes on top fluttering like the tentacles of some eccentric sea urchin, he quickly adds, "with fish flakes." Not everybody would necessarily know. The bonito flakes look as if they're about to flutter right off and fly around the room, but when I check, the window isn't open.