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summary: How sushi went global

In 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 aucti***** 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. ***** import of tuna from United States to Japan has increased tremendously in last few years, thanks for ever-increasing ***** ***** Japanese ***** 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 global trends from East to West.

Tuna's popularity in Japan is ***** someth*****g we should even be d*****cussing since it should be taken for granted. Fish with rice has always been high in ***** and c*****paigns for tuna are run on large scales. There 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 in Japan coinciding with ***** ***** when Tuna ***** appeared in Japanese literature.

While 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 cuisine. It started after the Sec*****d World War, to be very precise even though North American readers had been introduced to ***** cooking first time in 1929. However ***** many decades ***** that, sushi's recipe and in fact ***** Japanese food recipes were delicately altered to suit the refined ***** of North Americans. Raw fish on rice was not something to be presented to ***** 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 ***** Japan *****came a big business hub. This coincided with a shift in Americ*****n t*****tes as they skirted past red meat and opted for healthier food like fish, rice and vegetables. New Japanese food outlets appeared on American landscape and sushi became a truly global food.

Japan has thus always been the most eager buyer of tuna. However ***** 1970s, its fish business suffered due to ***** 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 ********** economy suffered a serious setback, these suppliers did not have to worry about sales. That is because dem*****d for ***** ***** up rapidly ***** ***** America and US ***** industry took ********** in 1990s. Japanese food meanwhile became a symbol of class and soph*****tication in *****.

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

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