‘Tastes of JAPAN’ by ANA
Featuring Toyama, Nara and Fukuoka Prefectures

Tastes of JAPAN by ANA


TOKYO, May 13, 2015 - In September 2013, ANA Group launched its 'Tastes of JAPAN’ campaign. This project, which introduces regional beverages and cuisine to ANA flights, airport lounges and other services, is designed to raise the profile of Japan’s lesser-known prefectures, particularly to overseas customers, and drive tourism to Japan. The project is also intended to stimulate local economies, in part by boosting consumption of regional agricultural products.

The eighth phase of the project will introduce ANA customers to products from Toyama, Nara and Fukuoka prefectures between June and August 2015. This will include:

 
Dry curry full of summer vegetables harvested in Toyama
Served at DINING h in ANA SUITE LOUNGE at Haneda’s International Terminal in July. Worcester sauce and white sesames make the spicy flavor.
‘Scallop, ham and vegetables simmered in cream and wrapped in crape with Hokuriku wine sauce,’ ‘white shrimp crackers,’ will also be served and sold on board.
 
Éclair with Nara’s Asuka Ruby strawberry jam
Served at ANA SUITE LOUNGE in the international terminals of Haneda and Narita Airports. The strawberry mousse with the refreshing, fragrant jam of Asuka Ruby harvested in Nara Prefecture is wrapped in choux pastry.
‘Sautéed sea bass and chorizo with Himotogarashi pepper grown in Nara, with balsamic apple vinaigrette including basil’ and ‘sirloin steak of Japanese Black beef grown in Nara Prefecture’ will also be served.
 
Fukuoka’s Local cuisine
Available on board on international Business Class. The appetizer ‘Okyuto’ is produced from the seaweed ‘Ego-nori,’ a popular accompanying dish in breakfast in Fukuoka. The main dish is the steamed golden threadfin bream, the luxurious white-fleshed fish, which is highly valuable also in Fukuoka. Other offerings include ‘Hakata best chicken, foie gras and scallop galantine with tuna and apple salad on egg’ and ‘spicy cod roe rice with tea poured on it.’
 
Airport Lounges: Japanese Sake Corner
As part of the project, ANA customers are able to sample Japanese sake, shochu and awamori, the 'Kokushu' or national spirits of Japan, at ANA airport lounges in Haneda, Narita and Kansai Airports.
 
‘Tastes of Japan’ website
Information on the featured prefectures is available on our dedicated web site in English and Chinese:

http://ana-tastesofjapan.com
http://ana-tastesofjapan.com/ch1/
http://ana-tastesofjapan.com/ch2/
 

ANA Group operates Japan's only 5-star rated airline with Japan's largest domestic network and an expanding network of international routes. It will continue to implement various initiatives to promote the culture and heritage of Japan and serve as a bridge between Japan and the rest of the world.

Notes to Editors
‘Tastes of JAPAN' by ANA features different prefectures in 3-month cycles. The project introduces food, drinks, and desserts to customers through ANA services, the website and other channels.
Prefectures previously featured by the ‘Tastes of JAPAN’ project are Kumamoto, Hokkaido, Miyagi, Ehime, Miyazaki, Shizuoka, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Ishikawa, Okayama, Oita, Yamagata, Kagawa, Yamaguchi, Fukushima, Osaka, and Tottori.

 
 

Contact: Ryosei Nomura and Maho Ito, ANA Public Relations TEL +81-3-6735-1111

About ANA
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the 13th largest airline in the world by revenues (2013) and the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 72 international routes and 115 domestic routes with a fleet of about 240 aircraft. ANA Group has 33,000 employees. In 2013, it carried 46 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.6 trillion Japanese yen. ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine, and was awarded five stars in 2013 and 2014 by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

 
 
‘Tastes of JAPAN’ by ANA Featuring Toyama, Nara and Fukuoka Prefectures