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This is the official website of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan
which allows you to search for information on Japanese cuisine, local Japanese
restaurant, and Japanese food retail store from Japanese Food and Ingredient Supporter Stores.
Please utilize this webpage and find the information you need to enjoy delicious taste of Japan in your town!

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Welcome to the world of matcha, known for its rich aroma and strong flavor

A wide variety of green teas are consumed daily in Japan, including sencha, a middle grade green tea, and gyokuro, a refined green tea. Matcha is a type of green tea, but it has one characteristic that differs greatly from others. Matcha is a powder, unlike sencha and gyokuro, which are larger leaves when used.

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Update 06/02/2021

Welcome to the world of matcha, known for its rich aroma and strong flavor

Announcement of the Finalists of the Washoku World Challenge

In 2020, the Washoku World Challenge was held online, and participants with an interest in Japanese cuisine were welcomed from all over the world, resulting in the passionate participation of 199 people from 41 countries and regions.
Amongst them, 15 participants passed the first stage document screening, and 6 finalists were selected during the second stage video screening held in December.
As a bonus, the 6 finalists will have the opportunity to attend an online private lecture by a Japanese chef.

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Update 18/01/2021

Announcement of the Finalists of the Washoku World Challenge

The Virtues of Tofu: A Low-Calorie, Healthy and Nutritious Food

Tofu is a rich source of protein that is believed to support health by preventing arteriosclerosis and lowering blood cholesterol levels. The nutritious, low-calorie, plant-based nature of tofu, made mainly from soybeans, makes it a suitable food for people on a diet and vegetarians. Tofu is a word that has become universally known. It is now a food that is consumed widely around the world.

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Update 26/12/2020

The Virtues of Tofu: A Low-Calorie, Healthy and Nutritious Food

The Appeal of Japanese Sake, Spreading to the World

Japanese alcohol that is made primarily from rice and rice koji (malted rice). With the increasing popularity of Japanese food in recent years and the holding of Kura Master, a Japanese sake competition, in France in 2017, it is garnering attention all over the world.

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Update 30/11/2020

The Appeal of Japanese Sake, Spreading to the World

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