Posted November 01, 2019 07:33:52Tucked away in a small seaside town is an area that has a reputation for having the most sushi restaurants in the world.
But for the past 10 years, that reputation has been tarnished by a spate of bad publicity surrounding the island nation of Japan.
The problem was exposed last year when it was revealed that there were no proper sushi restaurants on the island of Kyushu, which lies just off the southern coast of the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
In addition to the fact that the locals had no clue how to cook sushi, the lack of proper sushi kitchens was also the cause of an outbreak of food poisoning in the local population.
As the situation became public knowledge, local officials set about reforming the sushi restaurants, which now employ more than 1,000 people.
However, the effort has been hindered by the lacklustre quality of the cuisine and the local government has failed to make any meaningful changes.
One of the main concerns of local politicians was that there simply was not enough space for sushi restaurants.
As a result, the number of sushi restaurants is set to fall by more than half within the next decade.
In recent years, the Tokyo-based Nikkei business daily has published a series of stories that describe how Japanese chefs and restaurants have been forced to shut down due to poor quality of ingredients and the lack in space.
In the most recent issue, the newspaper cited data which suggested that the number is set at around 1,500 by 2025.
At the same time, the government has made efforts to make the country a sushi paradise, which it hopes will help boost tourism, which has been badly hit by the economic downturn.
The number of people visiting Kyushuu has also grown dramatically, from just over 100,000 in 2000 to over 200,000 today.
As part of its effort to revive tourism, the Kyushus are also set to open up an additional 2,500 new sushi restaurants by 2025, which would be enough to provide enough food to meet the demand for sushi.
In an attempt to help ease the pressure on local restaurants, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has been introducing a number of measures to help attract more visitors to the region.The Kyushū Tourism Development Board, which is set up to oversee the country’s sushi restaurants and the wider sushi industry, said it would invest more than US$200 million in the area, and the country would also introduce a number on-the-spot subsidies of up to $50,000.
According to a report by the Ministry, this would help offset the costs of setting up restaurants and operating the facilities.
While the plan is welcomed by some local officials, others have expressed concern that the government is trying to do too much and is only focused on attracting tourists.
While the amount of money being offered is large, it does not include the costs for the infrastructure that will be needed to operate the restaurants, and for this, local authorities have been struggling to meet demand.
A representative from the Kyuzu Prefectural Government said: “I think it is great that they are offering subsidies, but it is still too early to tell whether the money will be sufficient to make a dent in the food shortage.”
We need to see how this works in the real world, and we will see how the scheme works out in reality.
“We do not have the resources to take on the whole country, so it is a good opportunity to create opportunities to attract more people to the country.”
It is not just the local officials who are concerned about the lack-lustre sushi.
Despite being part of a Japanese city, the Hokkakushu region is the smallest of the five major islands that make up Kyushubu.
According the latest census, the population is estimated to be about 30,000, but that figure could be much lower as many residents are already working in different jobs or do not even have a job.
Some local officials have also expressed concerns that the food shortages in Kyushuba have already led to a rise in the number and number of cases of foodborne illnesses.
One local politician said: “The problem is not only the lack.
The lack of quality is also the main reason behind the problem.
We have no sushi restaurants because we do not know how to make sushi, and so the quality of our food is just not good enough.”
He said he hoped the government would offer some food subsidies in the future, but added that this was not likely to happen until the government and the restaurants had agreed on how to implement the plan.
Many locals are also concerned about a lack of sushi kitchens.
In a town that is renowned for its traditional sushi culture, the sushi is a staple of the local cuisine, and some residents fear that the lack could further damage the image of the area.
“There are so many sushi restaurants around the world,