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5th course | Fugiya Japanese Restaurant 

The State - Jan 11 9:04 PM
A recent review from Eaton Wright Fugiya Japanese Restaurant 4430 Rosewood Drive (803) 776-1600 Hours: Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday; dinner, 5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Japanese Ceramics
Exploring Japan's Art Work 
Whittier Daily news - Jan 11 11:27 PM
Pasadena's eclectic Pacific Asia Museum has added yet another dimension to its outstanding collection dedicated to Asian and Pacific Island cultures, traditions and religions.

Japanese Cuisine
You can't miss with Thai Cottage's cuisine 
Everett Herald - Jan 12 12:20 AM
You'll get fresh food prepared well at a modest price at the Edmonds restaurant.

Japanese Immigrants
Ma’s Bill Would List Closed Winter Roads 
AsianWeek.com - Jan 12 9:08 AM
DESCRIPTION: Multimedia exhibition documenting the experiences of 15 local Japanese American internees and their impact on the next generation. Companion exhibit features camp newspapers and historical art and photographs.

Japanese Business
Japanese warn of slowdown 
Bangkok Post - Jan 12 10:57 AM
Japanese investors have warned that, although their immediate plans for Thailand remain intact, investment could decline in the future, says Santi Vilassakdanont, the chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI). He made the comment yesterday after meeting with executives of the Bangkok-based Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce (JCC).

Japanese Fan
Playoff tickets hard to find 
New Orleans Times-Picayune - Jan 11 11:04 PM
Time is running out on Saints fan Dustin Williamson. It's the fourth quarter and Williamson, a 22-year-old waiter at Kyoto Japanese and Sushi Restaurant in Uptown, is facing fourth-and-long.

Japanese Inventions
The Real Adult Expo 
Wired News - Jan 12 8:43 AM
Sex-tech is emerging from the fringe to the middle of the main convention floor. But where are the webcams? Commentary by Regina Lynn.

Japanese Maid
Interview With M.C. Beaton, Author of Death of a Maid  
Blogcritics.org - Jan 10 2:39 PM
While I had heard of mystery writer M.C. Beaton, often through rave reviews, I had not read any of Beaton's books. So, naturally, I jumped at the chance to not only read her new book, Death of a Maid, but also to interview her. The book is scheduled for an early February 2007 release. If you, like me, are used to reading books by Michael Connelly and George Pelecanos with lots of ...

Japanese Market
Japanese Software Market Up 125% In 2006 
Gamasutra - Jan 12 6:15 AM
Enterbrain, the Japanese publisher behind leading magazine Famitsu, has revealed new data which shows the Japanese games market experienced a significant expansion in 2006, following several years of decline. Software sales for the last twelve months rose by 125 percent to ¥363.89 billion ($3.02bn), with hardware sales up 160 percent to ¥ 261.9 billion ($2.17bn). Despite suffering from ...

Japanese Amateur
Celebrate this  
Indian Express via Yahoo! India News - 2 hours, 56 minutes ago
Starting January 14, the 2007 Mumbai Festival hits the city. Make way for the food showcases, shopping, sports, craft, theatre and children's festivals. Old favourites like the auto rickshaw race, gully cricket, the fish trawler race return. Not to miss are performances by Australian and Japanese cultural groups, this year's guest countries. Among the rest, here's our pick Watch ...

Japanese Bathing
Tranquil now, the battleground that was Iwo Jima 
Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 11 5:17 AM
I was told the slopes of Mount Suribachi sometimes run red with rust, like blood, from shells left from the battle for Iwo Jima but what struck me most was the tranquillity of the grassy hillsides.

Japanese Beach
Hawaii trying to lure Japanese tourists 
AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 11 6:58 AM
Hawaii is trying to reverse a downward trend in visits by Japanese tourists, attempting to target more older, more savvy travelers who already may have visited Hawaii at least once.

Japanese Koto
The Elegant Strings of Japan 
The Epoch Times - Jan 12 9:10 AM
Although probably the most Westernised country in Asia, Japan is also a staunch guardian of tradition. The Japanese koto, often called a "horizontal harp", has survived virtually unchanged througho...

Japanese Show
Japanese Five-Year Notes Fall for Third Week on Rate Outlook 
Bloomberg.com - 1 hour, 44 minutes ago
Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese five-year notes had a third weekly decline after comments by the Bank of Japan's chief economist prompted investors to renew their bets that the bank will raise interest rates next week.

Japanese Stewartia

Japanese Straightening
Fashion clause says 'No, no, no' 
The News & Observer - Dec 17 11:45 PM
If you've been fretting over what to wear to holiday parties, it turns out, you're not alone.


Japanese Tickling
HOLLY column 
Bridgeton News - Jan 10 10:53 PM
Good morning! We'll give you the doom and gloom weather report reporter Sean McCullen found in a minute. It's not going to happen this week. It may not rain until Sunday night into Monday, which is Martin Luther King's birthday.

Japanese Landscape
Toyota gets new Tundra just right 
USA Today - Jan 12 6:55 AM
Lunch stop here proved two important things. It is possible to get good barbecue at a building that's not condemned, and Toyota's remake of its Tundra full-size pickup is a perfect fit in the pickup landscape dominated by Detroit models.

Japanese Lullaby
Reviving keroncong 
The Star Online - Jan 05 5:29 AM
The Malam Klasik Baba dan Nyonya , a Keroncong Musical Eve-ning, was a performance that brought back fond memories of a music genre once loved by many.

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Interior of Morimoto Restaurant in Philadelphia, 2003

Masaharu Morimoto (森本正治 Japanesse Restaurant Morimoto Masaharu; born May 26, 1955 in Hiroshima, Japan) is a well-known Japanese chef, best-known as the third (and last) Iron Chef Japanese on the Japanes Restaurant TV cooking show Iron Chef, and an Iron Chef on its spinoff, Iron Chef Japanees Restaurant America. Morimoto's costume on Iron Chef is Japnese Restaurant silver with red trim and a picture on the back of Jappanese Restaurant Japanese and American flags tied together in a sheaf, while on Iron Chef America he dons the standard blue Iron Japanse Restaurant Chef outfit with white trim. In his professional life, to distinguish himself from Japannese Restaurant his on-screen persona, Morimoto wears (purely aesthetic) glasses.

Morimoto received Japanee Restaurant practical training in sushi and traditional Kaiseki cuisine in Hiroshima, and Apanese Restaurant opened his own restaurant in that city in 1980. Influenced by western Japaese Restaurant cooking styles, he decided to sell his restaurant in 1985 in order to travel around the Japamese Restaurant United States and his travels Japanesee Restaurant further influenced his fusion style of cuisine. He established himself in Manhattan, Japnaese Restaurant New York City, and worked in some of that city's more prestigious restaurants, including the dining area for Sony Corporation's executive staff Jpanese Restaurant and visiting V.I.Ps., the Sony Club, where he was executive chef, and the exclusive Japanese restaurant Nobu, where he was head chef.

It was during his time at Nobu where he got his start on the Iron Chef television show. Several months after the weekly run of Iron Chef ended in 1999, he left Nobu, eventually opening his own Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia in 2001. He now has a Morimoto restaurant in the Meat Packing District in New York City, as well as a restaurant in Mumbai, India, named Wasabi. He is also a partner with businessmen Paul Ardaji Jr. and Paul Ardaji Sr. in an Asian bistro venture called Pauli Moto's; the initial branch opened in Tyson's Corner, Virginia.

Morimoto currently appears as an Iron Chef in Iron Chef America, a spin-off from the original Japanese "Iron Chef" series.

Chef Morimoto has developed a line of specialty beers with Rogue Ales of Newport, Oregon.

Iron Chef

Unlike his predecessor, Koumei Nakamura, Morimoto's introduction as an Iron Chef came with little fanfare, debuting the week following Nakamura's retirement battle against Yukio Hattori. He was chosen based on his style of cooking, which seemed to border on fusion cuisine, as well as his international experience.

Morimoto was initially reluctant to accept the title of Iron Chef, but did accept for fear of the show hiring someone else. Originally, he had planned to incorporate some of the dishes that he had routinely prepared in New York for Iron Chef, but had discovered that previous challengers and Iron Chefs had already made similar dishes. He would become known as the Iron Chef whose dishes always seemed to come out of left field - a famous example is his Bell Pepper Sushi in a bell pepper battle in 1999. He would usually have a bottle of Coca-Cola to drink while cooking on the show; on one occasion he combined cola with natto to fashion a dessert dish.

Morimoto is also memorable for being the target of Tadamichi Ohta, a vice-chairman of the Japanese Culinary Association who headed the notorious "Ohta Faction" of Japanese chefs. The Ohta faction lost three battles with Chef Morimoto before finally winning one in 1998.

Morimoto's official win/loss/tie record on Iron Chef is 16-7-1. On Iron Chef America he is erroneously credited with 66 victories due to a typographical error in the credits.

Iron Chef America

Morimoto and Hiroyuki Sakai were the only two original Iron Chefs to appear on Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters. On this Food Network special series, he lost two battles with American Iron Chefs Mario Batali and Wolfgang Puck, but won a tag team battle (along with partner Bobby Flay) against Batali and Sakai.

When Iron Chef America was greenlighted as a regular series, its location moved from Los Angeles to New York. When Puck was unavailable, Morimoto came on board to replace him. Since his English is heavily accented and usually soft-spoken, his voice is dubbed for broadcast.

As of December 2006, Morimoto's win/loss/tie record on Iron Chef America is 5-5-1. This includes his two losses in Battle of the Masters.

External links

  • Chef Morimoto (Morimoto's official site)
  • Official site for Morimoto (Philadelphia), the restaurant
  • Official site for Morimoto NYC, the restaurant
  • Masaharu Morimoto at the Internet Movie Database
Preceded by
Koumei Nakamura
Iron Chef Japanese
February 27, 1998 - September 24, 1999
Succeeded by
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5th course | Fugiya Japanese Restaurant 

The State - Jan 11 9:04 PM
A recent review from Eaton Wright Fugiya Japanese Restaurant 4430 Rosewood Drive (803) 776-1600 Hours: Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday; dinner, 5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Coworker stabbed in restaurant 
The Frisco Enterprise - Jan 12 10:29 AM
An altercation Thursday morning at the E Ji Bon Japanese restaurant on Preston Road sent one employee to the hospital and another to jail.

Benihana stock sizzles 
CNN Money - Jan 12 3:54 AM
Japanese restaurant chain Benihana, known for its knife-and-pepper-grinder-juggling chefs, is remodeling and expanding, feeding sales and earnings growth for 2007.

Chef: De Niro a partner in restaurant 
AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 10 3:19 AM
Celebrity Japanese chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa said Wednesday that actor Robert De Niro, his partner in the upscale restaurant chain Nobu, is a hands-off partner.