I’ve seen a lot of funny “Vegetarian food” being promoted in Japan including “Vegetarian Ramen” meaning only vegetables in a pork stock for noodles or “Vegetarian Salad” with bacon.
However the funnies for me are the cute OLs at hanami cherry blossom time proclaiming they, “don’t eat meat” while chomping on a stone-cold Big Mac that was purchased 4 hours before for the company picnic. Seriously, how CAN anyone be vegetarian in Japan??
Vegetarian in Tokyo doesn’t always mean meat-free
japantoday, commentary, by Beau Miller
Also see the city of Yokohama’s advice on their “YOKE” website: Herbivorous and Happy in Japan !?