• Kyodo News


As 2009 draws to a close, consumers are visiting department stores, supermarkets and convenience stores in search of traditional yet affordable New Year’s dishes.

In light of the economic slowdown, merchandisers are offering not only high-priced dishes prepared by top restaurants and famous hotels but also reasonably priced treats designed to appeal to cost-conscious customers.

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