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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 ***** the very next day. The import of tuna from United States to Japan has increased tremendously in last few years, thanks for ever-*****creasing ***** ***** *****ese ***** 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.

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

***** ***** has always been popular within Japan, its demand outside of ***** ***** 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. ********** for many decades after that, sushi's recipe and ***** fact most Japanese food recipes were delicately altered to suit the refined ***** of North Americans. Raw fish on rice was not something ***** ***** presented to ***** uninitiated. ***** ***** usually replaced with some cooked seafood like shrimps to 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 t*****tes as they skirted past red meat ***** opted for healthier food like fish, rice and vegetables. New ***** food outlets appeared ***** American landscape and sushi became a truly glob*****l food.

Japan has thus always been the most eager buyer of tuna. However ***** 1970s, its fish business suffered due ***** ***** 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 ***** USA. But when Japanese economy suffered a serious setback, these suppliers did not have to worry about sales. That is because demand for ***** went up rapidly in North America and US ***** industry took ********** 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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