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For Karyn Nishimura's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Should Fukushima food be served at the Olympics?

National Nov 26, 2019

Should Fukushima food be served at the Olympics?

For years, the government has sought to convince consumers that food from Fukushima is safe despite the nuclear disaster. But will it serve the prefecture's produce at the Tokyo Olympics? It's a thorny subject for the authorities. They pitched the Olympics in part as a ...

Japan's whale restaurants cheer resumption of commercial hunts

National Jul 8, 2019

Japan's whale restaurants cheer resumption of commercial hunts

"Two sashimi, three steaks," cries the waitress at one of Tokyo's most famous whale restaurants during a frantic lunchtime service where Japan's resumption of commercial whaling has cooked up new hope. Mitsuo Tani has spent 46 of his 64 years preparing and cooking whale meat ...