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2010-02-17 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, a fresh view on Japanese society will be brought to life in a new colorful and insightful book that explores the nation's rich cocktail culture and the near-mythical secrets around its traditional spirits. Renowned cocktail expert Yuri Kato's latest book, JAPANESE COCKTAILS, showcases Japan's spirits' history, traditions and tastes through an array of refreshing recipes, vibrant photography and alluring tales. A clear departure from classic...

2008-09-12 18:00:26

Tokyo, Sept. 12 (Jiji Press)--Japan's major alcoholic beverage maker Oenon Holdings Inc. said Friday that it will recall "shochu" distilled spirit products made with tainted rice resold by food processor Mikasa Foods. Oenon Holdings will recall a total of about 80,000 bottles of six products, shipped to "izakaya" pubs and supermarkets nationwide after June this year. The recall cost is expected to be about 200 million yen. The products have no effects on health, Oenon Holdings said....

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'