March 28, 2023

‘Sushi Terror’ Rocks Japan, Stops Dishes | Japan

The threat of ‘sushi terrorism’ – carried out by people who spit on other diners’ food or deface the food and plates – is causing major changes at Japanese kaitenzushi restaurants, where customers choose their food by picking up plates that ‘travel’ on conveyor belts .

Choshimaru, a chain of dozens of restaurants in and around Tokyo, announced this week that it is switching to a system where customers order sushi from a waiter or on a touch screen, instead of the traditional food on plates on a turntable. in slow rotation. The change, which will take place at the end of next month, was prompted by a video in which a man put a cigarette butt on a plate of pickled ginger as it walked past.

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