Japan info offers a new paper journal about food at Japanfor the month of January. Also to discover, the interview with the Spanish chef: Naumi Uemura. Our double page poster will take you to Iiyama and its snowpack. The log is sent from this week at all subscribers and they will receive it in their mailbox
In Japan, as in France, food is an institution. But we still have to pay the price.
Summary: stars, fruits and game:
Michelin-starred restaurants shine brightly in Tokyo
Agnès Redon – journalist
The prize list is still brilliant for Tôkyô: according to the last ranking of Michelin Guide 2021, the Japanese capital has continued for 14 years to be the city with the most stars in the world, ahead of Paris and Kyoto, with 446 referenced restaurants. How does Tokyo manage to stay on top of world gastronomy?
Why is buying fruit a luxury?
Damien Durand – journalist
Individually wrapped apples sold for 500-600 yen (between 4 and 4.75 euros) each or a small tray of strawberries at 1100 yen (8.70 euros) in the local supermarket … How to explain that you have to pay so much in a country where, moreover, it is possible to access decent food at a low price in the myriad of small restaurants that dot the streets of Japanese cities?
The vogue for game
Jean-François Heimburger – journalist
Feathered or furry, game is more and more appreciated lately in Japan, where restaurants flourish that make it their specialty.
Infographics: good food at the table in Japan
Iiyama: igloos and torii
Tokyo, the nicest city in the world
Maëva Curutchet – journalist
The Japanese capital has just been voted “the most pleasant city in the world”. A major asset for tourism which is growing year after year. Global Finance magazine wanted to highlight the qualities that make this city a chance for the land of the rising sun.
Kyûshû, the region of volcanic well-being
Considered the birthplace of Japanese civilization, Kyûshû is one of the four main islands of Japan. It has in its heart the largest active volcano in Japan, which rises to 1,592 m. Japon infos takes you to the discovery of this island, land of fire and well-being …
Sekigahara, the greatest battle of the samurai
Julien Peltier, an author passionate about medieval Japanese history, decides after a trip to specialize in writing essays and novels on samurai. After Crépuscules des Samouraïs, or Samuraïs: 10 incredible destinies, this year he is publishing a historical novel animated by magnificent frescoes and period maps to immerse us in a past conflict …
Transmission and writing
Emilie Guyonnet – journalist
For his work as a public writer, Hatoko usually sits on his kitchen table, like the writer Haruki Murakami in his early days. The young woman has indeed inherited a stationery and the parallel activity of public writer from her grandmother...
Japan’s environmental challenges
Japan enjoys an image of an environmentally friendly country. It is true that it is at the forefront of selective waste sorting. However, it has also sacrificed a lot of nature for the benefit of its economic development...
Interview: Guardiana of tradition
Naumi Carvajal Uemura is the chef of the Uemura and Eguchi restaurants in Madrid. The Spaniard is also one of six finalists in the Washoku World Challenge, the international Japanese cuisine competition. Here she comes back on her journey…