U.K.-Chazuke Marmite shares many qualities with soy sauce, and according to writer Maggie Hall, author of The Mish-Mash Dictionary of Marmite, it has been declared a source of instant umami by Tokyo’s Umami Information Center. So why not adapt Japanese ochazuke — tea-soaked rice with toppings — to the British ingredient?
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki: A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki — shortlisted for the Booker Prize. A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo,...
A Rare Look Into the Lives of North Koreans by David Guttenfelder Few Westerners have spent as much time in North Korea as National Geographic photographer David Guttenfelder and no Western photographer has had better access to one of the world's most secretive countries. Working for the Associated Press in Pyongyang North Korea Guttenfelder has made more than 40 trips to the country over the years documenting the lives of North Koreans and revealing candid moments from within a country…
Zoshigaya cemetery is a veritable who's who of yesteryear with graves of famous authors, artists and explorers. Even now it is full of postmortem paparazzi hoping to catch a glimpse of the long-gone famous.
This undated image released courtesy of Brian Silver shows author and statistician Nate Silver in Tokyo. The 34-year-old statistician, unabashed numbers geek, author, and creator of the much-read FiveThirtyEight blog at the New York Times, correctly predicted the presidential winner in all 50 states, and almost all the Senate races. (AP Photo/Robert Gauldin)
Researcher: Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere
Gore Vidal, Elegant Author, Is Dead at 86 By CHARLES McGRATH 23 minutes ago Mr. Vidal, the acerbic man of letters who presided with a certain relish over what he declared to be the end of American civilization, died Tuesday night in Los Angeles.