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Lamb becoming part of Japanese food culture

Cheaper than beef and pork, it is also lower in fat and higher in iron

This Aeon supermarket in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, has expanded its lamb section.

TOKYO -- As prices for pork and beef remain high in Japan, lamb is gaining popularity as a cheaper and healthier alternative.

When The Nikkei hung out in front of a supermarket's meat case, we spotted a housewife in her 40s who was there to pick up some steak for dinner. She ended up with lamb steaks.

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