MARCH 22, 2010.
The Land That Brought You Raw Fish Is Saying No to Seafood
Japanese Try to Stem Falling Consumption With Songs, Classes; Bones Are a Problem
By YUKA HAYASHI (WSJ)
TOKYO—The Japanese fishing industry landed a big win last week when it persuaded other maritime nations to nix a trading ban on Atlantic bluefin tuna. The fish is so prized in Japan that it's dubbed "true" tuna.
But at home, the defenders of Japan's proud fish-eating culture are facing a more serious threat: kids like Yuta Itsuno, a 14-year-old middle schooler.
"I love fishing, but I hate eating fish," he said, as he hung out with friends in Tokyo's fashionable Harajuku neighborhood. "They smell fishy, and I don't like their bones."
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