Vegetarian in Japan? Ha, ha, ha…

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 !?

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7 thoughts on “Vegetarian in Japan? Ha, ha, ha…”

  1. Erik Lumberjack wrote:
    …spent most of my life in Japan, where I am now. Almost all the Buddhist priests here eat meat..I know whatever they say, in the end there’s a sad, disappointed pig or cow friend that they have to kill…

    japan sad salarymen slog
    . .

    Don’t fret Erik.
    . .

    “Sad, disappointed” describes all Japanese*… especially now since our pig or cow friends are radioactive.
    . .

    因果応報 [What goes around comes around.]

  2. Eat your salad…

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