Tokyo Vegetarian Week Festival – Interview with Yoshihiko Miyazawa Representative Director of the festival. Day 5 of 6 – scroll down for more interviews.

Day 5 – Q5: Are there many vegetarians in Japan? What percentage of the population are vegetarian in Japan?
Reply: There are no reliable figures as far as I know. If we ask people if they are vegetarian I would guess that less than 1% say they are vegetarian. Though, there are a certain amount of people who avoid eating meat in Japan, as meat is not a traditional food of Japan.

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