Japan Livestock Products Export Promotion Council
On Oct.13, the Japan Livestock Products Export Promotion Council held a wagyu beef presentation and tasting at The Institute of Culinary Education. The 70 attendees were comprised of industry figures as well as media. Council Executive Director Toshikazu Ijichi explained wagyu’s ranking system, and the way you can tell the animal’s background from its muzzle pattern registration. After this, Mr. Akihisa Hagiwara from meat importer, STARZEN INTERNATIONAL provided a cutting demonstration. During the tasting that followed, there was an opportunity to try different parts of wagyu in the sushi, tataki (slightly seared) and sukiyaki versions that were served.