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Vegan sushi is the new frontier for plant-based cuisine in Japan

Japanese chefs skip the animal protein to re-imagine traditional favorites

A food delivery service in Japan is offering lunchboxes with vegan sushi. More restaurants are using plant-based ingredients to make traditional Japanese dishes. (Photo by Makoto Okada) 

TOKYO -- Vegan cuisine is winning new fans in Japan, and not just the typical tofu burgers. Traditional Japanese dishes are being re-imagined using only plant-based ingredients, and Japanese chefs have won international prizes with visually elaborate vegan dishes. Now the country's major food processors are joining in, developing new vegan products.

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