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A UNESCO committee announced the decision Wednesday at a meeting in Azerbaijan. [caption id="attachment_32591" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Japanese dishes are served on a table for dinner at Japanese restaurant Irimoya Bettei in Tokyo. Pic: AP."][/caption] Known as "washoku," Japan's traditional cooking embraces seasonal ingredients, a unique taste and a style of eating steeped in centuries of tradition. Japan hopes that UNESCO recognition will both send a global message and boost efforts to save "washoku" at home. Purists fear that Japanese are turning away from the often time-consuming traditional cooking, as fast food and western cuisine become more popular and people lead busier lives. - Associated Press
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Japanese cuisine added to world heritage list

Japanese cuisine added to world heritage list
December 5, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

THE United Nations cultural organization has added traditional Japanese cuisine to its cultural heritage list. A UNESCO committee announced the decision Wednesday at a meeting in Azerbaijan. Known as “washoku,” Japan’s traditional cooking embraces seasonal ingredients, a unique taste and a style of eating steeped in centuries of tradition. Japan hopes that UNESCO recognition will…>

10 other reasons to visit Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics

10 other reasons to visit Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics
September 10, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

NOT even a nuclear disaster could stop the Japanese from securing the 2020 Olympic Games bid. Their successful campaign was based on an array of assets – a passion for sport, ability to host major sporting events  and a record as a safe and welcoming city, ripe with innovation and digital technology and flush with…>

Fake food Japanese style that looks good enough to eat

Fake food Japanese style that looks good enough to eat
August 15, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

CAN’T read or speak Japanese and don’t know what to eat? Enter fake plastic food replicas, or shokuhin sanpuru, that make dealing with Japanese menus a piece of cake, or sushi. They may even look good enough to eat. According to the Sydney Morning Herald anything from beer complete with suds, tasty looking sushi or deep-fried…>

Tsunami tourism in Japan

Tsunami tourism in Japan
April 19, 2012 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

THOSE who watched in horror as Minami Soma was swept away by last year’s March 11 tsunami may soon have the opportunity to see the devastation first hand. Following the removal of the Japanese government’s evacuation orders on Monday, the Minami Soma municipal has announced it plans to offer walking tours of the city. The…>

Destination: Tokyo, Japan

Destination: Tokyo, Japan
January 19, 2012 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

THE quintessential eastern capital, Tokyo is overwhelming, and first-time visitors expecting an Asian version of New York City are in for a surprise. There’s a kind of commercial energy and enthusiasm here that you won’t find anywhere else, and it’s best to just surrender yourself to the smash high fashion, neon lights and pop culture…>

Discovering Asia’s fish markets

Discovering Asia’s fish markets
January 6, 2012 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

PUNGENT, colourful and filled with the racuous cries of hawkers, Asia’s fish markets are amongst its greatest attractions. This selection of six fish markets will take you around the smelliest but also some of the most interesting locales in Asia. Visiting these markets will not only give you the chance to meet locals but could…>

Maniac Sushi from Japan’s southern island

Maniac Sushi from Japan’s southern island
November 18, 2011 - 1 Comments - Charles Lawrence

FANCY yourself a sushi fiend, heh? Ever been to Kyushu, the island below Honshu? It is to sushi what Ibiza is to party people: the place to be. I lived in Oita Prefecture, at the northern most point of the island and it is while living in this coastal area that I discovered some truly…>

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