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EASTER ISLAND, Chile — Francisco Xavier, who studied cooking in Japan for 10 years, has been running a Japanese-style restaurant on Easter Island in the South Pacific, best known for its “moai” statues, since February 2007, providing sushi to local residents and tourists alike.

Xavier, a 33-year-old Chilean married to a second-generation Japanese-Chilean, named the restaurant Izakaya Kotaro after their son. It has a red lantern and a bamboo lattice door. There is also a Japanese-style guest room toward the back.

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