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Emergency foods in Japan turn up the taste

Once bland meals are now fit for everyday dining, but not everyone is digging in

Emergency food in Japan is getting tastier, but its relatively high cost has kept some consumers away. (Photo courtesy of Sugita Ace)

TOKYO -- Even in the world's most earthquake-prone country, many households are ill-prepared to go without food or water for days. But this may change as emergency foods -- long-lasting but typically bland pre-cooked meals -- become tastier.

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