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Taste of Japan in Rome

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Great Actions. Gambatte but ???.

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His wife is certainly looking her age...

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I would have gone with the pizza and natto topping.

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Reminds me of the saying, "When in Rome, do as the Japanese..."

Maybe not.

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Paris - Wine

Rome - Pizza

London - Tea?

Rest of Europe - Authentic Japanese Cuisine

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Definitely would prefer local cuisine than Japanese food when traveling abroad

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I had a student who often traveled the world with her husband. She loved local cuisines, but her husband hated it and always stuffed his suitcase with instant Japanese food for the long haul. That being said, I often enjoy western food here in Tokyo and I am from the west, which is East of here.

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To loud groans and shouts of "Umaiii" and "Oishiii"".....

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Taste of Japan in Rome at half the cost.

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Backpacking, London tea, well yes but I would have gone with either bacon, eggs,sausage,mushrooms,black pudding and a fried slice, or for the other end of the day, steak and kidney pudding with the meat marinaded in Porter.

On a more serious note, it is part of his job description to flog Japanese culture, cuisine and products. Supporting a locally based J chef is the sort of thing leaders of every country do, and if he arrived late and knackered he probably was glad of some home comforts.

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natsu823Today  11:10 am JST

“Definitely would prefer local cuisine than Japanese food when traveling abroad”

And you’re perfectly welcome, as an ordinary tourist, to do so. Note Abe is a Prime Minister, representing his country at an event introducing Japanese cuisine to the locals.

Vince BlackToday  08:59 am JST

“His wife is certainly looking her age...”

Anything wrong with that? What’s your point?

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Educator60

> "And you’re perfectly welcome, as an ordinary tourist, to do so. Note Abe is a Prime Minister, representing his country at an event introducing Japanese cuisine to the locals."

I don't get your logic here. So, because he's the Japanese Prime Minister, he should only drink and eat Japanese cuisine? Mind you, he was not hosting the event, he was attending like the rest of the locals.

Have you ever tried Japanese cuisine in France? It's not exactly all that great.

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LandoftheLost, “I don't get your logic here. So, because he's the Japanese Prime Minister, he should only drink and eat Japanese cuisine?”

Of course not. He should eat whatever he pleases when possible. And I’m certainly not assuming that because this one photo from the event shows him eating Japanese that he didn’t eat anything else (assuming anything else was available, I don’t know or care if other cuisines were served there). My point is taking digs at him for eating Japanese food at what appears to be a promotional event for such is gratuitous, unnecessary, mean-spirited, and plain ridiculous. (And I don’t even like Abe one bit so anyone who wants to try painting me as an Abe supporter can stop right there.)

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Go abroad and eat the same food you get at home is pathetic. I used to escort non English speaking Japanese engineers and technicians all over the world and yes they stuffed their suitcases with dry Japanese foods that they could cook in their hotel rooms. When I questioned them on why they did not want to try the cuisine from the country we were working in, they replied that they did not like non Japanese food. Abe and his entourage should be seen eating Italian cuisine which is excellent. The funny thing is that when I eat out at a French or Italian restaurant in Japan the food's flavor is not authentic and tailored to the Japanese palette.

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PM and her wife are missing a great opportunity to enjoy great food.

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Spaghetti alla Scandal?

Risotto al Moritomo?

Salse al statistics?

Vermicelli al veterinario?

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Reminds me of the saying, "When in Rome, do as the Japanese..."

Brilliant!

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