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Dec. 1--The Japanese are particular about their food. They pay dearly for the best beef and blue-fin tuna, for example.
It's not surprising, then, that Japan's agriculture minister is annoyed by the meals being served in some Japanese restaurants away from home.
Across the world, The Washington Post reports, Japanese food specialists are testing so-called Japanese food, and they've been disappointed. So the government is asking these restaurants to serve real Japanese food, and it will distinguish those that do.
While some observers told the Post that this was an example of resurgent Japanese nationalism, that's not fair. The Japanese have a …