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***** this article on Sushi's global popularity, Bestor has focused not just on sushi alone 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 ***** the very next day. The import of tuna from United States to ***** has increased tremendously in last few years, thanks for ever-*****creasing popularity of Japanese ***** and demand for high quality fish back home. While Bluefin tuna may sound like an unlikely item for globalization, it has certainly played a huge role in reversing the global trends from East to West.

Tuna's popular*****y in Japan is not something we should even be discussing since it should ***** taken ***** granted. Fish with rice has always ***** ***** in demand and campaigns for tuna are run on large scales. *****re is even a m*****scot which appears in Tuna ***** advertisements ***** 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 first appe*****d in ********** literature.

***** Tuna ***** always been popular within Japan, its dem***** outside ***** its home county has been a result of slow calculated process that trained western appetites and tastes to become more accepting of eastern cuisine. It started after the Sec*****d World War, to be very precise even though North American readers had ***** introduced to Japanese cooking first time in 1929. ********** ***** many decades ***** that, sushi's recipe and in fact most Japanese food recipes were delicately altered to suit the refined ***** of North *****s. Raw fish on rice was not ***** ***** ***** presented to ***** uninitiated. It ***** usually replaced with some cooked seafood like shrimps to make it more acceptable to the Americans. However things changed in 1970s as ***** trends changed and Japan became a big bus*****ess hub. This coincided with a shift in Americ*****n tastes as they skirted past red meat ***** opted for healthier food like fish, rice and vegetables. New ***** food outlets appeared on American landscape and sushi ***** 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 ***** 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 ***** America and US bluefin industry took *****f in 1990s. Japanese 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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