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Maguro 101: Gourmet Tuna from Misaki PortOnline

January 27, 2022 6:30 pm

Live Webinar

Part of the Get to Know Japan: Kanagawa Series

Thursday, January 27 at 6:30 pm EST | Calculate your local time

Considered the “king of the ocean,” maguro is the star of any sushi meal. At the historic Misaki Port in Kanagawa, Japan, fishermen have been using their specialized knowledge to judge the quality of maguro by eye for generations. At this program, Masamitsu Ishibashi, president and CEO of Misaki Megumi Suisan, and Yuji Haraguchi, owner of OSAKANA fish market in NYC, present a primer on this high-quality tuna. Discover what makes maguro so exceptional, get an inside look at Misaki Fish Market in Japan, and hear firsthand about recent developments in the Japanese and U.S. maguro markets. The program also includes a maguro cooking demonstration. Moderated by journalist Akiko Katayama.

Program Details

This is a free event with advance registration required. Pay What You Wish options are also available to support our innovative programs. The program will be live-streamed through YouTube, and registrants will receive the viewing link by email on the day before the event.

Learn about Miura Peninsula, home to Misaki Port!

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This program is co-organized by Kanagawa Prefectural Government.

The Food Talk series is sponsored by Kikkoman Corporation.

Talks+ Programs at Japan Society are generously sponsored by MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) and ORIX Corporation USA. Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor, the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund, and Helen and Kenneth A. Cowin.