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Inflation kills 100-yen sushi at Japanese chain Sushiro

Leading conveyor belt sushi restaurant ends value menu mainstay after 4 decades

Sushiro's 100-yen sushi plates will cost as much as 150 yen later this year.   © Kyodo

OSAKA -- Sushiro, Japan's leading conveyor belt sushi chain, will raise prices on its 100-yen plates after nearly four decades due to rising costs and the weak yen.

"Because about 70% of the raw materials are imported, the weak-yen environment has been harsh," Koichi Mizutome, president of Sushiro parent Food & Life Cos., said Monday. Japan's currency has depreciated to 20-year lows against the dollar in recent weeks.

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