‘Japanese Messi’ Kubo leaves Madrid for Mallorca loan

first_imgReal Madrid have allowed Japanese sensation Takefusa Kubo to link up with Real Mallorca on a season-long loan.The 18-year-old returned to Spanish football over the summer amid much fanfare.He is considered to be a hot prospect for the future, having previously spent time within the famed La Masia academy system at Barcelona. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Sanctions imposed on the Catalan giants forced him to head home in 2015, but he is now back in Europe.Real have high hopes for him, but are aware of their non-European Union player quota and need to find competitive minutes for the youngster.A loan spell is considered the best learning experience at this stage.Mallorca are happy to open their doors and will be hoping to buy into Kubo’s precocious talents over the course of the 2019-20 campaign.A statement released on the club’s official website read: “CD Mallorca and Real Madrid CF have reached an agreement for the transfer of Takefusa Kubo until June 30, 2020.“The new Mallorca player is one of the great promises of world football and stands out for his great quality with the ball at his feet. “Kubo speaks Spanish perfectly after passing through the system of FC Barcelona and at 18 he is an international with Japan. “Kubo will train with his new teammates tomorrow [Friday].”Mallorca are back in La Liga this season after securing promotion through the second tier play-offs in 2018-19.Madrid will be keeping a close eye on his development, with Zinedine Zidane having previously spoken of the need to show patience with a player still learning his trade.The Blancos boss said over the summer after easing Kubo into the Real fold and seeing him shine in friendly outings: “There are many players who have come on pre-season with us from the youth system.“Kubo has joined us recently and he is a player for the future, but we will talk about what is best with him and it could be good that he trains with us and plays for the Castilla, we will see.“He is still very young and we must be patient with his development.”Rather than keep him within the Castilla youth ranks, the decision has been made to let Kubo find senior football away from Santiago Bernabeu.last_img read more

Fresh sashimi for lunch at Sakanatei in Shimbashi

first_img■About TeriyakiPrice: free / 480 yen a month for paying members Available through:iTunes Store , Google Play※Input「TERIYAKI」in the search field。[iTunes Store]https://appsto.re/i6gv8tL[Android]http://teriyaki.me[Official Facebook]https://www.facebook.com/gourmet.teriyaki[Official Twitter]https://twitter.com/teriyaki_tweet Japanese cuisine is an intangible part of Japan’s cultural heritage. What do you picture in your mind’s eye when you hear “Japanese cuisine”?Japan is an island country, and Japan’s seafood dishes, typified by sushi, are in a class of their own on the world stage.This article will introduce you to Sakanatei, a restaurant that serves seafood dishes meticulously selected for freshness, located in the business district of Shimbashi.A Seafood Restaurant Loved by Japanese BusinessmenShimbashi is just five minutes from the Tsukiji Fish Market by car. At Sakanatei, every day the proprietor personally inspects the catch on sale before purchasing fish for the restaurant. The fish is then prepared the very same day.At lunchtime, the restaurant is packed with businessmen on their break. To accommodate its busy patrons, Sakanatei aims to serve food as quickly as possible.For that reason, even though there is always a long line at this popular place, the wait is generally 10 to 15 minutes.There are ten seats at the counter inside the restaurant. Most regular customers try not to linger after they finish eating, to be considerate to the people waiting. If you decide to visit, take care to be polite and avoid inconveniencing others.An Unparalleled Texture! Get the Fresh Sashimi Set Sakanatei has many seafood dishes on its menu, but one of its most popular offerings is the “Extra Large Sashimi Set” (1,000 yen) available at lunchtime.Sashimi is the centerpiece of the set, which comes with Oshinko (Japanese pickles), miso soup, rice and green tea. The best seafood from the market is used in the miso soup and sashimi, so ingredients will vary by season and market availability.The sashimi on this day was prepared from a selection of amberjack, tuna, salmon and sea bream. The seaweed behind the amberjack is also edible.First, pour soy sauce into the saucer. There are soy sauce bottles on the counter.Take the chopsticks and enjoy your sashimi, starting with the amberjack. Dip it in your soy sauce and take a bite. If you can handle wasabi, try putting a small amount on your sashimi before you eat it.It is advisable to keep the wasabi from coming in contact with the soy sauce, so that both tastes remain distinct.Since the fish is purchased on the same day it is served, it is exceptionally fresh. When you bite into a thick slice of this high-quality sashimi, you can really feel its crisp, firm texture.The umami of the fish and its fatty richness will spread across your tongue. Since the fish is typically only seasoned with soy sauce, the delicious taste of the fish really comes through.Even if you live in Japan, the chance to eat sushi of this caliber does not come around very often.From Ordering to Leaving the RestaurantA popular restaurant like Sakanatei gets particularly crowded at lunchtime, so there are some things you should remember when you visit. First, there is no English menu, so you must order in Japanese.Ask for “sashimi oomori teishoku” to order the sashimi set, for “yakizakana teishoku” to order the grilled fish set, and for “nizakana teishoku” to order the boiled fish set.The sashimi set is 1,000 yen, while the grilled fish and boiled fish sets are 800 yen. Payment is cash only. Make sure you have cash on hand before you go to Sakanatei.Your food will be ready soon after you order. Please eat your fill of the delicious seafood.It is polite at Sakanatei to help clean your space at the counter after you finish eating. Kindly gather up your plates and get the attention of the chef with a “sumimasen (excuse me),” then pass them over the counter. Since the place is small, it is difficult to go outside of the counter and gather up plates. So your cooperation is appreciated.Pass any bowls over the counter as well. There will be other customers waiting outside, so once you have tidied up, please leave the restaurant in a timely manner.Let’s Go to Sakanatei!Sakanatei is very close to the JR Shimbashi station. It is a little difficult to find, so we will explain how to get to the restaurant from the Shiodomeguchi exit.First, go right along the passageway after you exit the ticket gate.Continue until the end, where there is another passageway to the left that goes diagonally. Turn left here.A short walk later, you will see the place in this picture. Turn left here.You will see this entrance. Go inside.If you continue straight down this passage, you will soon see Sakanatei on your right side. Look for the dark blue “noren” (cloth sign).This is the entrance. If there are people waiting, line up behind them. If you are lucky and there is an open seat at the counter, duck under the cloth sign and enter the restaurant.Eat to your heart’s content!InformationSakanateiAddress: Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Shimbashi 2-20-15 (Shimbashi Ekimae Building 1 B1F)Hours: 11:30am to 2:00pm (lunch)Wi-Fi Access: -Credit cards: Not acceptedClosed: Sundays, national holidays, the Obon period, and during New YearLanguage : -Menus available in: Only in JapaneseStation: Shimbashi Station on JR or the Toei Asakusa LineAccess:Two minutes’ walk from JR Shimbashi station (via the Shiodome exit)Two minutes’ walk from Shimbashi Station on the Toei Asakusa LineTwo minutes’ walk from Shimbashi Station on the New Transit YurikamomeFive minutes’ walk from Shimbashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza LineFive minutes’ walk from Shimbashi Station on the Toei Oedo LinePrice range: Up to 1000 yen for lunch, 4000-5000 yen for dinnerReligion: -Phone number:+81-3-3574-0215Official website:-Published in cooperation with TERIYAKI, a restaurant search application「TERIYAKI」last_img read more

Geoffrey Aloysius taken into custody

Arjun Aloysius had been in custody over the scam but was later released on bail.Geoffrey Aloysius was produced in court and remanded till April 5th. (Colombo Gazette) The Chairman of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd (PTL) Geoffrey Aloysius has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in connection with the Central Bank treasury bond scam.Geoffrey Aloysius is the father of PTL owner Arjun Aloysius.