Japan

Codium fragile (Dead Man's Fingers) is a source of siphonaxanthin

Carotenoid from green algae shows ‘potent’ anti-fat activity

By Stephen Daniells

A carotenoid from green algae called siphonaxanthin may inhibit the development of fat cells and the build-up of fat in fat tissue, suggests new research from Japan. The compound could be a novel ingredient for use in weight management supplements, said...

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Zen and the Art of Japanese Beverage Packaging...

By Ben BOUCKLEY

As EP Resources reports on a changing Japanese beverage landscape marked by a C-store surge, report author Stuart Hoggard talks trends including taller, slimmer bottles, and a willingness among global giants such as PepsiCo to let local partners manage...

From Foshu to fusion: What will be big in Japan in 2015

Far East tastes

From Foshu to fusion: What will be big in Japan in 2015

By RJ Whitehead

Japanese conglomerate Nagase has revealed its predictions of country’s top food trends for 2015.  Its choices are based on the anticipated changes to Japanese claims regulations, as well as consumer interest in new food experiences and ethnic flavours.

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

Review of the year

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

By RJ Whitehead

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, legislation, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic development.To mark a fascinating year...