Haute Japanese


Michelin hires Japanese restaurant judges, showers Tokyo with stars, and sells 290,000-plus copies of its restaurant guide, but Japanese food critics, magazines and the governor of Tokyo question the choices and ratings. They say that outsiders don't know them or their cuisines, and that ranking restaurants offends sensibility against bragging and putting others down.

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