Newly Trained Chefs Defy Traditional Sushi Apprenticeships

Many years back, an aspiring sushi chef prefer to join a traditional sushi restaurant as an apprentice striving later to become a taisho or a restaurant entrepreneur.

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Japanese Consumers Should Stop Eating Endangered Bluefin Tuna

In March the UN sponsored Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) rejected a ban on the international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna, which had been strongly opposed by Japan.

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Japan Rejoices As Bluefin Tuna Trade Ban Defeated

The Japanese government, sushi lovers and seafood traders at Tokyo’s massive Tsukiji fish market last Friday (March 19, 2010) cheered the defeat of a proposed ban on trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna, after a UN Wildlife meeting in Qatar voted down a proposal to ban the international trade of bluefin tuna caught in the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic.

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