Mothers under pressure as Japan pushes return to a traditional diet The Japanese government’s shokuiku (food education) campaign entered a new phase recently that again places rice-based dishes at the forefront of the national diet. Shokuiku started in 2005 in response to concerns over rising lifestyle-related diseases, food safety and national food sufficiency, and for …
Dr Chikako Nihei is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Global and Science Studies at Yamaguchi University, Japan. She completed her PhD degree at the University of Sydney.
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