TIL: Until 2013, foreign chefs in Japan were legally barred from working in restaurants specializing in traditional Japanese food and could only serve foreign cuisine. Japan changed its regulations for foreign chefs after traditional Japanese cuisine won UNESCO designation.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/02/08/465612068/sorry-sushi-burrito-japanese-program-certifies-authentic-cuisine?t=1661430241782

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