Japan

Food

Tokyo’s mom-and-pop sushi bars struggle to survive

Eiraku is the last surviving sushi bar in a cluttered neighborhood in an obscure area of Tokyo. Caught between the rarified world of $300 dinners and the brutal efficiency of chain-restaurants, mom-and-pop shops like Eiraku are fast disappearing.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

In today's Geo Quiz -- we asked for the name of the sea that lies between the Korean peninsula and the islands of Japan. The answer depends on whom you ask. The Sea of Japan is the internationally recognized name, but Koreans prefer the East Sea or the East Sea of Korea. Any of those serve as the answer to our quiz.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Nishio in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The area is known for its green tea plantations. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from green tea executive Shiro Nobunaga.

Environment

Global energy economy

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with energy analyst and author Michael Klare about the global appetite energy economy; Klare's new books is titled, "Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy.�

Conflict & Justice

Ainu note

Anchor Marco Werman tells us about a resolution passed by Japan's parliament today recognizing the Ainu people as an indigenous group of Japan for the first time ever.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Japanese city of Kyoto. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with travel writer Don George about his day wandering around the city in search of Japanese wood-block art.

Global Politics

China and Japan play ball

China and Japan don't always display good sportsmanship when their respective sports teams play each other, but Chinese fans were remarkably well-behaved today as their Olympic baseball team was trounced by Japan. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.