How to Create a World-Class Restaurant in the Middle of Nowhere
At Suquet, on France's Aubrac Plateau, and at Toya, on Japan's Hokkaido island, chef Sébastien Bras has embraced isolation to fuel his creativity and develop unique cuisine.
A Japanese AI Almost Won a Literary Prize
The short-form novel hints at a computer’s desire to acquire selfhood.
The Guy Who Caught the Internet's Favorite Giant Fish Is Bummed No One Gets It
That 'mutant fish' isn't radioactive, and the guy who caught it is bummed you don't get it.
Japanese Fisherman Are Headed Out on Another ‘Scientific’ Whale Hunt
Lack of enforcement of anti-whaling laws make them easy to flout.
Japan Is Developing Eggs with White Yolks
The eggs—known as kometsuya, or "rice luster"—come from a poultry farm in the town of Otofuke, Hokkaido. There, the hens feast on a feed made of 68 percent rice.
In China's $1 Billion Fake Paris, They Forgot the Baguettes
Tianducheng is literally China's Paris, complete with a replica Eiffel Tower and walls adorned with faux Monets. But something seemed a little off about the "French" cuisine in its cafes.