Only around five per cent of pearls harvested are deemed suitable for use by jewellers.
The Japanese perfecture has been quietly beating Kobe at beef and Hokkaido at crabs.
480 different kinds of seafood and 2,900 tonnes of produce change hands daily at Tokyo's Tsukiji market.
In a country where tipping at restaurants is not the norm, customers are finding artful ways to show their appreciation.
Both countries have overtaken Germany to share the title of the world's most powerful passport.
The Embassy of Japan celebrated Peranakan & Japanese culture, in collaboration with Japan Creative Centre
The Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with Japan Creative Centre and Shermay Lee of Singapore Fine Food, hosted an event at Sheraton Towers Singapor... Read More...
Demand for the elaborate, elegant centrepiece of the Japanese wardrobe is in decline, but a handful of artisans and entrepreneurs are trying to revive it.
Feel at home even when you're miles away in this luxury chalet by founder of Design Intervention, Nikki Hunt.