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March 31, 2019 - Japan Today

Vegan and veggie invasion: Can Japan meet the culinary needs of inbound tourists?

Vegan and veggie invasion: Can Japan meet the culinary needs of inbound tourists?
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Famous for tofu and vegetable dishes, Japan is a country you might expect to be rich in options free of meat and dairy. But for vegetarians and vegans arriving as a result of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s tourism push, which aims for 40 million visitors per year by 2020, the culinary landscape might be difficult to navigate.

In reality, Japan is a nation hooked on meat—as excitement over the lifting of the 23-year ban on British beef and lamb shows.

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