I agree with the March 24 editorial “Japan must change tune on tuna.” A few years ago a sushi bar in Osaka boasted on television about the “freshness” of its sushi. If the sushi was not sold in 40 minutes, it was put on the rotating conveyor. Was it thrown away after that if it didn’t sell soon? I felt indignant over the waste of food resources. It made me sad as a sushi gourmet.
Japan must not forget that it is a poor country when it comes to food resources. It must not waste food. When we eat sushi, especially tuna, we must remember the circumstances of less fortunate people abroad and be thankful. I do hope that the Hatoyama Cabinet will give more thought to Japan’s future fisheries and agriculture — the most important industries for life.
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