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A Japanese chef who presented appetizer and pasta dishes using ingredients imported from Venice took first prize in an Italian cooking competition Wednesday in Tokyo.

Daisuke Yamazaki, a 35-year-old chef at an Italian restaurant in Tokyo’s Ginza district, beat his nine rivals to be awarded a free round-trip air ticket to southern Italy, where he will receive one-day training at a local restaurant and cookware and pasta sets.

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