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Container shipping crisis bites Japan's chicken and wine lovers

Shortages from Southeast Asia and elsewhere force restaurants and stores to cut back

Container ships wait off the coast of the congested ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California. Bottlenecks in global shipping are being felt in Japan.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese consumers can count the toll of disruptions in global supply chains and shipping on their dinner plates.

The country's biggest convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, has stopped selling fried chicken on skewers -- a popular snack -- in certain regions. Meanwhile, some restaurants have limited poultry offerings to a paltry single skewer per customer. 

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