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The country that gave the world sushi now finds itself with too much fish.

Demand for seafood has been dropping in Japan for much of the past decade as people eat more pork and beef, forcing domestic fishermen to look for buyers abroad. With the help of a plunging yen, that strategy is working. Exports are surging, and companies like Yamato Holdings Co. and ANA Holdings Inc. are expanding a delivery network across Asia, a region that still gets most of its sushi salmon from Norway, which is more than 8,000 km (5,000 miles) away.

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