Japan is very much a nation of foodies.
However, one place where it can be argued that the Japanese are letting themselves down is in the organic and natural foods department. Most of us have come from countries where the majority of supermarkets have a large organic selection, and the only reason it may not is if said supermarket only sells organic goods. The same can not be said of Japan, unfortunately, and organic pickings are thin on the ground.
Albeit slowly, things are, thankfully changing and there are a few places that stock either organic or pesticide-free goods. The trick is in finding where you can get them.
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