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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 ***** 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 ***** 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 Japan has increased tremendously in last few years, thanks for ever-*****creasing popularity ***** 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 the glob*****l trends from East to West.

Tuna's popularity in Japan is not something we should even be d*****cussing since it should ***** taken ***** granted. Fish with rice has always been ***** in ***** and campaigns for tuna are run on large sc*****s. *****re is even a mascot which appears in Tuna f*****h advertisements ***** Japan symbolizing the changing trends in tuna's popularity around the globe. On Oct 10, tuna day is commemorated ***** Japan coinciding ***** ***** day when Tuna first appeared in Japanese literature.

***** Tuna has always ***** popular within Japan, its demand outside of ***** home county ***** been a result of slow calculated process that trained western appetites and tastes to become more accepting of eastern *****. It started after the Sec*****d World War, to be very precise even though North ***** readers had been introduced to Japanese cooking first time in 1929. ********** for many decades ***** that, sushi's recipe and in fact most Japanese food recipes were delicately altered to suit the refined tastes of North Americans. Raw fish on rice was not ***** ***** be presented to the uninitiated. It was usually replaced with some cooked seafood like shrimps ***** make it more acceptable to the Americans. However things changed in 1970s as global trends changed ***** Japan ********** 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 became a truly global food.

***** has thus always been the most eager buyer of tuna. However in 1970s, its fish business suffered due ***** some coastal regulations and Japan looked towards foreign suppliers to meet growing demand for fish at home. This led to an increase in imports of tune from 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 *****d US bluefin industry took off in 1990s. *****ese food meanwhile became a symbol of class and sophistication in America.

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

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