It’s just as well I like fish (aka sakana in the local “lingo”) because there’s plenty of it in Japan.
It’s obviously very popular raw as both sushi (ngiri) and sashimi. But they do like to cook it too as we experienced the other night.
And, being an island with a very large population, all available land is at a premium. Thus, farming happens less and fishing more.
The result is that meat is generally very expensive, even in the supermarket, as it is often imported. Fortunately the quality appears to be excellent offsetting this somewhat.
The fact that fish can also taste good and is full of omega-3 fatty acids is an added bonus.
So it looks like fish will be on the menu in a big way over the next 3 months.