Sumary of Fish cakes regain popularity in Japan:
- Reflecting a drop in consumption, the volume of production of fish cakes, indispensable for Japanese dishes including the osechi traditional cuisine for New Year’s celebrations and oden stew, has continued to fall over the past few years.
- Working with Japanese television personality Ritsuko Tanaka, the Tokyo-based association uploaded to its YouTube channel a video on easy exercises that are based on yoga.
- Meanwhile, Suzuhiro Kamaboko, a processed seafood product manufacturer in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, developed colorful fish protein bars this summer in collaboration with Japanese professional soccer player Yuto Nagatomo and others through crowdfunding.
- Suzuhiro Kamaboko says that some people have started to eat kamaboko thanks in part to the influence of Nagatomo.