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***** this article on Sushi's global popularity, Bestor has focused not just on sushi al*****e but on Japanese cuisine in general to show how Japan has been influencing American taste. The author first presents am extraordinary auction scene where bluefin tunas are exhibited for potential buyers, most of whom have arrived from Japan to purchase quality tuna. Many will even depart from their home country with bluefin tuna the very next day. The import of tuna from United States to ***** has increased tremendously in last few years, thanks for ever-increasing ***** of Japanese cuisine and demand for high quality fish back home. While Bluefin tuna may sound like an un*****ly item for globalization, it has certainly played a huge role in reversing ***** glob*****l trends from East to West.

Tuna's popular*****y in Japan is not someth*****g we should even be discussing since it ***** ***** taken ***** granted. Fish with rice has always been high in ***** and c*****paigns for tuna are run on large sc*****s. *****re is even a m*****scot which appears in Tuna fish advertisements in Japan symboliz*****g the changing trends in tuna's popularity around the globe. On Oct 10, tuna day is commemorated in Japan coinciding ***** ***** day when Tuna first appeared in Japanese literature.

***** Tuna has always ***** popular within Japan, its demand outside ***** its home county ***** been a result of slow calculated process that trained western appetites and tastes to become more accepting of eastern cuisine. It started after the Second World War, to be very precise even though North ***** readers had ***** introduced to Japanese cooking first time in 1929. *****ever ***** many decades after that, sushi's recipe and ***** fact ***** ***** food recipes were delicately altered to suit the refined ***** of North Americans. Raw fish on rice was not something to ***** presented to the uninitiated. ***** ***** usually replaced with some cooked seafood like shrimps ***** make it more acceptable to the Americans. However things changed in 1970s as global trends changed and Japan became a big business hub. This coincided with a shift in American tastes as they skirted past red meat and opted for healthier food like fish, rice and vegetables. New Japanese food outlets ***** on American landscape and sushi ***** a truly global food.

Japan has thus always been the most eager buyer of tuna. However ***** 1970s, its fish business suffered due ***** ***** coastal regulati*****s and Japan looked towards foreign suppliers to meet growing demand for fish at home. This led to an increase in imports of tune ***** USA. But when ***** economy suffered a serious setback, these ***** did not have to worry about sales. That is because ***** for f*****h went up rapidly in ***** America and US bluef***** industry took *****f in 1990s. Japanese food meanwhile became a symbol of class and sophistication in America.

The article also discusses the whole procedure of how bluefin tuna is caught and


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