Japan's tuna king laments Tsukiji market move

Jan 20, 2016

Japan's tuna king laments Tsukiji market move

Kiyoshi Kimura’s ear-to-ear grin is tough to miss in Japan — it is splashed across ubiquitous billboards advertising his nationwide sushi chain. But the self-styled “Tuna King” is not smiling about plans to move Tokyo’s Tsukiji market, the world’s biggest raw-fish emporium, and says ...

The future of conveyor-belt sushi

Nov 27, 2015

The future of conveyor-belt sushi

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In October, U.K. sushi chain Yo! Sushi opened a new kaiten (conveyor belt) restaurant in a Florida mall. It is the third branch the chain has established in the United States this year, and more branches are slated to open in 2016. It is ...

Bigeye tuna prices expected to rise by end of year

Nov 10, 2015

Bigeye tuna prices expected to rise by end of year

Bigeye tuna prices are expected to rise sharply toward the end of the year, chiefly because domestic inventories are decreasing due to falling imports reflecting the weaker yen. Bigeye tuna is mainly served at kaitenzushi conveyor-belt sushi restaurants and sold at supermarkets. As its ...

Toyama's food, dance introduced at Milan expo

Aug 2, 2015

Toyama's food, dance introduced at Milan expo

Food and cultural traditions from Japan’s Toyama Prefecture were introduced to an international audience on Saturday during an event at the world expo in Milan. At the food-themed event’s Japan Pavilion, a chef explained how to prepare masuzushi, a local raw fish dish, by ...

Female chefs give sushi a new lease on life

Jul 4, 2015

Female chefs give sushi a new lease on life

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A chef dressed in white stands behind the immaculate counter of a sushi restaurant with a vast array of raw seafood spread out in front of her. It sounds like a typical scene you might find at any sushi restaurant in Japan … except ...

Jul 4, 2015

Sushi students seek a foot in the door overseas

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Twenty-year-old Reina Hashiguchi is studying at Tokyo Sushi Academy in Shinjuku because she dreams of opening her own sushi restaurant in Japan. To do so, however, Hashiguchi must overcome the prejudice that sushi chefs should be men, a belief that stems from the assumption ...