Lock-step ways of doing business

Regarding the revelations of food misrepresentations on restaurant menus: It is astonishing how these masquerades come to light one after another. It’s as if a few people had interpreted the practice as a traditional way to do business and others followed lock-step. This mentality seems matched by a complacency about people’s knowledge of genuine ingredients. If this is how Japanese businesses think today, they’d better think again.

shuichi john watanabe
tokyo

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