China may be right, I don't really know the full Japanese record for apologizing about these terrible events. Of course, Asian apologizing usually involve a lot of money, whereas Europeans tend to grovel a lot. I believe Japan has thrown very much money to China. Nevertheless, it's rich for the Chinese Communist Party to talk of atrocities given their own track record. To me, that's the rub. Japan could do better at apologizing, I suppose, but as we say back home: China, what have you done for me recently?
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If Japanese food is as good as is claimed and it's in threat of being replaced by faux Western food, then maybe it's not that good after all. On the other hand, look at Thai food. Lots and lots of western, eastern northern and southern food and it's still going strong.
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An interesting idea would be to have an Edo period party with the food as the central theme. I wonder if there's an English edition to the book?
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